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Cambridge ought to have silver streets "with mother of pearl borders and platinum edgestones, inlaid with opals and lapis lazuli" declared a weekend bulletin of the Cambridge Taxpayers Association which decried the amount of money borrowed by this city for road construction.
"Prodigiously padded" have been the estimates for Cambridge's present program of PWA construction, If these expenditures were made out of current funds instead of borrowed money, this city would have a tax rate of $56.40 instead of the present $40, the bulletin said, as it asserted that $1,528,600 has been borrowed by the WPA.
Declaring that money borrowed for street construction goes to hire temporary employees on a political basis, the Taxpayers pamphlet adds, "It is a mystery how the street department can spend half a million dellers for streets every year without running out of streets to repair."
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