Local Pundits Not Outraged at Raising City's Debt or Taxing Senior Citizens Today Yet Totally Outraged Yesterday
Remember all the outrage at the city’s growing debt and constant outrage at any tax levy for its ostensible impact on seniors?
Recall that if you ever want any improvement in quality of life — education, green space, livability — you simply cannot have it with the stated reason by our local pundits and political class that ‘how dare you raise taxes on seniors?” couple with the refrain that the “city is bankrupt!”.
So it’s interesting to see how little outrage at the proposed tax hike from allowing veteran’s exemptions on property taxes — an effective tax hike for taxpayers that definitely will impact seniors. (Board discusses tax exemption for veterans)
And then the total silence on adding a cool $5 million to the city’s debt after all the recent campaigning and demagoguery on the city’s dire financials. (City to borrow $5 million for sewer system upgrades)
Funny how that works.