Libraries were and still are a very important government service. I'm OK with my taxes going towards them. I don't come from a well off family, so I spent plenty of time in libraries growing up. I can only imagine how much it would have cost if I would have had to purchase every book I borrowed. It's important for people of all ages and social status to have free access to knowledge, what this article is proposing is simply adding more hurdles for people to "grab the American dream" and do better for themselves.