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Letter: Surprised by water bill

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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00 am

I just received my city of Lodi utilities bill. My head about went through the roof. When the city fathers say they are going to raise water rates, they really mean it. Ever since my wife started her garden in the backyard, our water rate has doubled.

It seems what our Heavenly Father provides us free of charge, men take it over and charge the rest of us for it (consumer beware, free enterprise and entrepreneurship, again?). Next thing you know, the city council will figure out a way to charge us for the very air we breathe! Another good example of how private enterprise sides with government at all levels and sticks us with the bill.

Of course, if we were local farmers (excuse me, agribusinessmen) and property owners, we wouldn’t have to worry about it so much.

That’s livable, lovable Lodi for ya! And we can’t even afford to leave it, in search of a better America.

John Cooper


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