Local politics matter too

Dear Editor:

The pages of the news continue to daily take mind-numbing absurdity to evermore dizzying heights. This time, it was the opinion page letter from former Cambridge City Council member Howard Lewis. In reading the letter, it was difficult to determine which was worse: Lewis’ profound contempt for his audience through his use of sophistic financial argument or his open admission of conflicts of interest that, given his history on the council, border on criminality.

We’ve all heard it before: “Support this tax, it’s just a miniscule amount that you won’t even notice!” Problem is, the people who use this line of argumentation have used and will use it as infinitum…

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