tamtagon wrote:Apparently, "the community" see the hospital as a necessity along the lines of a fire department, police department, sanitation department, parks, street lights.... whatever
People tend to gripe about paying taxes for services they don't use (especially services for people less fortunate). Just a few months after I moved to Dallas, I developed a horrible case of strep throat. I could not afford insurance at the time. I was admitted overnight and and actually received very good care at Parkland. I don't know what I would have done if Parkland wasn't there.
That said...I own a home and don't have children. Why am I paying taxes for all of these shiny new schools!!! Pay for your own **@! kids!!