My question today is that I noticed the city bond issues that total $15 million have been presented to the taxpayers in Rio Rancho.

Shouldn’t the infrastructure bill that has recently been passed by the federal government be used for these improvements?

With the burden of COVID-19, ousting an incompetent criminal president permanently and dealing with the supply and demand issues that everyone is trying to cope with today, is it really a good idea to ask the public for this?

Please correct me if I’m wrong. Our grocery bills have doubled. Our gasoline bills have doubled.

Our heating and electric bills have gone up and are expected to go up again before we even begin to see light at the end of this tunnel.

We have been promised that prices will come down after the supply lines have been established again. We have heard this before and are having trouble believing this news.

I’m on a fixed income. I have no pension and physically unable to go back to work.

The last time I got a cost-of-living raise on my Social Security check, the deductions from that check exceeded the increase. How long do they expect this to go on?

We took our life savings and invested our money into this city 26 years ago.

Now we can’t afford to keep the house we built way back then.

We don’t live beyond our means. There is no reason why my wife and I should be punished for trying to be good citizens all these years.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Ralph Valente
Rio Rancho