Libraries, and other wastes of time

The following is the text of a half-page advertisement placed in the Winters Express newspaper of February 20th. It was paid for by the “Save Winters Committee” of Winters, California. A new library will end up costing the people of Winters over $30 million in new taxes… And for what? A library that is only used by less than seventy people a month. It would be far cheaper for Winters to hire taxicabs and send people to the University of Davis Library than for us to pay millions of dollars to entertain a few people.