Here they go again!
The City Council of Aberdeen must be nuts! The
whole idea of forming another taxing district is absurd in an economy
that consistently records the highest unemployment rate in the state.
Roads and streets, water systems, sewer systems as well as police and
fire services are all basic services. They should be priorities and we
should in no way be turning to taxing districts to support any basic
service. So why exactly is city hall opting for a transportation
district? Well, I'll tell you why, because all the revenue sources are
maxed out and they need another credit card to spend our money with!
Property taxes are capped and maxed out, they can't go there. They could
raise the sales tax by one tenth of one percent without voter approval,
but that would not be "enough" money. So they just create another
another taxing district.
Kathi Hoder had it partially right when she
said, " wants to be as transparent with the public as possible so
residents aren’t caught off guard by what the city is pursuing." Well,
real transparency would sound something like this, We are going to raise
your taxes and after that we will raise them even more. We want more of
your money!" Let's see what she comes up with.
Like an alcoholic, they
are addicted to our money! The statement by Aberdeen Public Works
Director Larry Bledsoe, "The city needs to generate an additional
$525,000 per year to start repaving roads — money a sales tax hike could
provide" absolutely cracks me up. It's similar to you or I saying, "I
need to have a hundred dollars in my wallet before I go grocery
shopping." We regular people take what we have and shop for what we can
If they could read, they might take a look at last night's paper and
notice the primary election results. One county commissioner is in the
unemployment line already and the other is so out of touch with the
taxpayer, she has a lamb's chance at a wolf dance of being re-elected.
This, a result of being "out of touch" with the people she represents,
as they say.
It appears that Councilman Gordon, now on the general
election ballot for county commissioner, shows his true colors with a "yes"
vote for this non-sense as well. So city hall, go ahead and dig your
own hole, just don't expect to have any help getting up after you trip
and fall in it! Good luck with your new taxes. We will see you when you
come up for re-election again. We won't forget! We won't forget that
Councilwoman Phelps did her job, stood up and actually represented the
people of Aberdeen either. GOOD JOB and keep up the good work, Alice!
By Bruce Daniels