"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." -- Mahatma Gandhi

Young Activism

July 23rd, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Kudos to Greg Young, a citizen activist who cares about the way his-and your- tax dollars  are  being spent.

For many years, Greg Young would read a newspaper and turn to his wife, Donna, and complain when he found something that aggravated him.

On Nov. 10, 2005, Young came across a story that motivated him to act.

 The article that lit the fire under Young focused on a $4 million housing project in Springfield that was financed with $11 million in state and federal tax credits for historic buildings and low-income housing

God bless this man. Developers in Missouri have been extremely reckless lately  as is usually the case when people get loads of other peoples money.

“My costs, my tax dollars that are going to these projects is miniscule,[sic]” he said. “It’s nothing. It’s not worth my time to fight for this because of my tax dollars that are being spent. But when you take all the 5.5 million people in the state, that’s all those people who are losing a little bit, and they never get together.”

Bravo, Mr. Young.

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