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A new 100,000-square-foot library?

I voted for the library bond; however, I sure had no idea I was voting for a new 100,000-square-foot main library! I’ve discussed this with several friends who also voted for the bond. I have yet to find someone who realized they were voting for a new mammoth headquarters somewhere on the edge of town. Yes, I probably should have read the fine print. I just assumed that I was voting for an expansion of the existing system which meant to me perhaps enlarging the current central library in Bend and adding to and/or expanding the libraries in Central Oregon’s other communities.

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Transitory Inflation

The major single payer objections are always financial Dr. It's not the amount though, it is who is paying the $28B. The distribution changes from everyone for themselves, to earners paying most. Tough political sledding.

observer

Regarding recruiting visitations to our National Wildlife Refuges; First off, they aren't really wildlife refuges is hunting and fishing is allowed therein are they? Second, I think with the burgeoning population and their exploitive activities has already been pretty detrimental to out public land resources and I would prefer to keep them as a sort of best kept secret. Truly interested individuals will know where they are and seek them out.

Skittish

Dr. Metz, have the savings been confirmed by an outside group? Personally, I would feel better if there was an unbiased, 3rd party analysis of the savings. Are the savings for one year, or a biennium? Is this an initial savings only or is there evidence the savings would be temporary, permanent or increasing? Bottom line is that the entire system is out of whack and I don't know how single payer addresses the majority of issues, not just the billing issues. We are nearly at single payer with government subsidies, medicare, medicaid, military etc. How is going from paying premiums to paying taxes really going to do more than rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic?

DDouglas

Politicians and bureaucrats all do this: they hide the details that would turn voters away in the bowels of their documents. Most people, and rightly so, shouldn't have to read every word to capture what is being done to them. A pox on all their houses.

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