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Million-dollar tax receipts are nothing to celebrate

By Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:
It was a sad day indeed when the front page of the Dec. 7. Mercury reported city officials enjoying a “round of celebra-tion” over sales tax receipts exceeding $1 million. The mayor, another city commission-er and a city staffer were lauding the fact city that government was able to extract $1 million from area shoppers and visitors to Riley County and Manhattan.

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