- Published: Monday, 20 October 2014 10:42
- Written by Letter to the Editor
There's always a reason why elected officials raise our taxes. There's a pending crisis; there's a special need; there's looming disaster. Raising taxes on taxpayers is the easiest, quickest and least contested way to add spendable dollars. This departing Council decreed property tax increases to the tune of 60% in the last four years. This last Council voted for a 60% tax hike! And, there's always a reason why.
A major economic driver is being overlooked by these “Tax and Spend” representatives. Whenever THEY take money out of a wage earner's pocket in taxes, THEY take away personal spending power, causing personal sacrifice. Has anyone noticed the number of local business closures in Meaford? Please watch for vacant store fronts and listen to people talk about job loss.