In response to “Potsdam Public Library Asking For More Taxpayer Support to Keep Open Hours” by Mix96, taxpayers should only be mandated to fund essential services. The Potsdam Library may be nice, but it is not an essential service. If it is not, or cannot be, funded by user fees close it! Close non-essential services that cannot be funded by user fees including Pine Street Arena and the Potsdam Museum. Taxpayers are broke and can no longer carry the burden of these non-essential niceties. People can support them by choice through user fees or donations.