Some sensitivity, compassion and understanding are called upon to include all citizens of Chatham County

Mr. Kirkman’s comments in the May 22 Chatham Chatlist, are titled “the common good.” That is a principle of most governments. All fine and good. However, when taxes increase by more than 50 percent in six years and more than 70 percent in ten years, that good is threatened. The people who built this county and are now retired with modest pay, by comparison to those who recently moved here, are hurt by rising taxes.