The Caddo Herald
May 30, 1930
Who Pays the Taxes?
When a new bridge is needed, a road must be repaired, a court house is to be built, where does the money come from? Do the mail order houses pay for it? Hardly. They will not even send a contribution to help buy a bell for the new church or to help a Fourth of July celebration. They pay no taxes in this town, and they are not concerned in its prosperity.
This town must be supported by its residents and those who live in the immediate vicinity. If they insist on sending their money away then they are helping to kill their town, and they are making it harder for them to pay the taxes necessary to maintain local government and to make local improvements.
You owe something to yourself and you owe something to your neighbors. You can help yourself by helping your neighbors. You can’t injure your neighbors without injuring yourself. When you send money to mail order house you are hurting your town, your neighbors, and yourself.
Spend your money where you make it.