So the County wants a tax increase!

by:  Diane Benjamin

Maybe the County Board hasn’t heard household incomes are still down 4.4% since the recession supposedly ended. (

I guess they also haven’t heard that the real unemployment rate isn’t what the media keeps spinning,  It’s much higher, people have just quit looking for work and aren’t counted.  (

60% of jobs created are part-time, thanks Obamacare. (

The schools want more taxes, the transit system wants more taxes, some groups are pushing for tax increases for soccer fields and a Community Center.  What planet are you living on?

County Board spending is way up in the last 12 years.  Seems like a simple 1% across the board cut wouldn’t really hurt.  How about delaying those raises.  Why are government employees entitle to salary increases when the citizens are being destroyed?  See the chart below and then tell the citizens there is nothing to cut!



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