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02-10-2021    01:03 PM    OPINION    It doesn't really matter if you are an American Patriot or a Socialist Democrat. 5 + 5 is still 10, at least so far this year.

The Gillette College may or may not be good for Gillette and Campbell County. What I am sure of is that a significant number of lies have been told, and continue to be told, in order to get it pushed through for Gillette to create a new tax district for Campbell County citizens.

Definitions for lying include "making an untrue statement with intent to deceive," or "to create a false or misleading impression."

So far, to Campbell County tax payers, the cost of a new College Tax District will be 4 mils, and 4 mils doesn't quite cover it. No, let's say it will be 2 mils. No, 4 mils is more than we need. A mil is worth how many million in collectible tax dollars?

When I first expressed not understanding the issue, an elected official explained it to me this way: "So while our individual property tax increase won't amount to much if the college becomes its own district, the largest industries will be greatly impacted, which in the end means loss of jobs and eventually loss of the largest industries that pay the majority of the property taxes in Campbell County. When that begins to happen, funding for a community college will be bleak - or the individual and business property taxes will have to be increased significantly (I don't think we want to see that happen)."

Attached are two articles:

01-19-2021 County Staff on chopping block with 25% budget cut: County assessed value short by a billion Ryan Lewallen, County17

02-05-2021 Bill introduced for Gillette College Community College District Wyoming News Exchange

Sen. Jeff Wasserburger - seriously, how can these be honest mistakes if he was smart enough to get himself elected - presents that Campbell County's assessed valuation is higher than it actually is, by using a number that we already knew was inflated by a billion dollars. Now he says the full four mils won't be needed. Keeping in mind, he previously suggested to say only 2 mils would be needed in order to get a vote passed, meaning they can increase it to the 4 mils later, as permitted by law.

So whether the vote is fixed or not, just stop lying. Uphold the law and the oath you took when you joined the Wyoming Legislature (and so many thanks to those of you who already do).

I look forward to the day that Truth, Liberty and Justice will again be buzz-words in Gillette, Campbell County, Wyoming, and in the United States of America. Until then I remain,

Your truth-seeking yet obedient citizen.

Thank you for reading. The purpose of my campaigns is to highlight corruption and to get assistance from anyone who is able and willing to help return Gillette and Campbell County and Wyoming to American Ideals, and hopefully a culture that applies the law equally to all citizens regardless of position or social class. Thank you so much for the efforts you are making and have already made. Please forward to everyone that you know who might be interested in the information I share. God Bless You, and God Bless America.

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