Grays Harbor Public Hospital District? (See, I Told You So)

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Who won the debate? Ted Cruz. The conservative firebrand – been waiting to use that phrase for like, forever – showed once again why messin’ with a pit bull isn’t a great idea.  Marco Rubio and Chris Christie had some impressive moments as well. Biggest loser? CNBC. Also known as DNC shills in cheaper suits.

On the local front, I hate to drag out the old “See? I told you so” tap dance. But hey! In light of Wednesday’s story in The Daily World, Hospital District Will Go After Levy Dollars, some of us did try to tell you so.  Especially liked this part:

The hospital district spans from Montesano west to the beaches, covering all of the property between. The levy would mean that an owner of a $100,000 home within the district — which covers all but the far eastern portion of Grays Harbor County — will pay $50 in property tax to the hospital in addition to what they already pay to other taxing entities. (Emphasis added.)

Some of us were beating this drum when the question was on the ballot last year. It went like this:

“The hospital district spans from Montesano west to the beaches, covering all of the property between. The levy would mean that an owner of a $100,000 home within the district — which covers all but the far eastern portion of Grays Harbor County — will pay $50 in property tax to the hospital in addition to what they already pay to other taxing entities.

The question of the formation of a public hospital district in Grays Harbor is breathing hot and heavy down most everyone’s neck this election cycle. This measure has revved up the Chicken Little crowd like A.J. Foyt at the Indy 500. It’s Our Hospital signs have sprouted up like overnight mushrooms. Pro interviews have blanketed the air waves like a pea soup fog. Organized opposition is zero.

With ballots going out this week, here’s the short response on the question of a Grays Harbor Hospital District: No.  Here’s the short, short version of why:

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