By: Diane Benjamin
Lately the City of Bloomington has been raising every fee possible under the theory of “users” should pay for the service. It doesn’t matter that decades of previous spending paid for the service with taxes already collected.
Obviously the goal is to Tax more so they can Spend more.
Tonight the Council will most likely raise liquor license fees because the Council represents the City, not the people who elected them. The City thinks they shouldn’t pay for police downtown even though they collect exorbitant taxes and liquor fees already. A few years ago the City got NO income from video gaming, but what they get now isn’t nearly enough.
Funny how Connect Transit is getting even more of your tax dollars next year, but users of the buses aren’t fleeced like the bar owners.
Only 12% of Connect Transit’s total budget will be paid by riders. https://blnnews.com/2016/04/24/a-socialists-dream/
Remember that when your garbage fees are raised again. Just a decade ago the taxes you already paid covered solid waste. Now they need to collect enough to cover costs.
Connect Transit it exempt however. I’m sure you aren’t suppose to know that.
Only government could create a plan THAT unsustainable! Fleecing everybody because government wants buses is just another incoherent example of government’s finest at work.