The A-B Tech sales-tax referendum makes more sense than it takes

As one who has worked in economic and workforce development for many years, I am writing to express my personal and unequivocal support for A-B Tech’s sales-tax referendum in November. A-B Tech provides the support, services and education that our community needs to be economically viable. The funds that will be generated through the quarter-cent tax will provide A-B Tech the necessary infrastructure to continue to provide economic and workforce development leadership we need in our community.

I know these are difficult times for many of our citizens. However, people would be in far worse shape without the preparation A-B Tech offers. It has provided years of higher education and workforce training to this community.

The quarter-cent sales tax will not be a major burden on any individual family, but collectively will add up to help A-B Tech create the facilities and programs that will help Buncombe County grow. This is something that I wholeheartedly support.

I will be casting my vote for A-B Tech on Nov. 8 and I urge others to do the same.

— Kit Cramer
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce

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2 thoughts on “The A-B Tech sales-tax referendum makes more sense than it takes

  1. “A-B Tech provides the support, services and education that our community needs to be economically viable.”

    Sounds great, Kit.

    How about you voluntarily donate your own money instead of forcing others to fund A-B Tech against their will?
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  2. chops

    Great idea, Tim.

    Let’s overhaul our tax system so that we only have to voluntarily donate our private property to the things that we like.

    I would gladly give pennies to support local education, and save the $2653 that I’m forced to spend on military, against my will. After all, national defense is not the proper role of government.

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