Letter: It’s unconscionable to think of property tax increases, he saysTO THE EDITOR: Yes, Mr. Sonnentag, you are right, but you didn’t carry it far enough. Here is a second angry reader.
By: Milton Hayman, Maiden Rock, Pierce County Herald
TO THE EDITOR: Yes, Mr. Sonnentag, you are right, but you didn’t carry it far enough. Here is a second angry reader.
In 2008, a number of economists said the recession would last 10 years; I believe they were right—seven left. It’s unconscionable to think of property tax increases now.
President Obama wants to shave expenditures; the GOP wants to do more than shave them. I agree and would reduce local government expenses as well to the 2008 level.
Don’t talk about tax increases until we have full employment and receive four percent to five percent interest on two-year notes.
Home sales are down, bankruptcies and foreclosures are up. People can no longer afford these escalating taxes.
The county will just have to tighten its belt like the rest of us. What percentage of the school staff actually teaches children? Fifty-five percent? What about 90 percent?
There’s talk of a new jail. How about trying those leg monitors suggested by Mr. Rustad? Freeze all new hiring; remaining staff shares work load.
Complaints? “You don’t have to stay.”
How about hiring a Judge Bean to discourage miscreants from coming into our territory? Send one less man out on a highway repair job, etc.
No use looking for state or federal bail-outs. That’s still our money.