Letter: No to tax increases; no to incumbents
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
What is wrong with our elected officials? Lately, it seems that they don’t understand that we, the people, are hurting and want our money used wisely.
Clark County Commissioners want to tax us for a baseball stadium few will use, the rational being that, if you tax those who don’t want the stadium, those who do won’t need to pay as much to build it.
The Vancouver City Council is said to be considering a request to retire $4.4 million of debt for the ill-conceived Hilton (Vancouver Washington) hotel, which continues to lose taxpayer money. Remember when Mayor Royce Pollard and the council promised the people this was a good thing?
The Vancouver Public Schools board wants to keep their overpaid administrators, so teachers and non-classified employees take a pay cut. And who gets hurt? Naturally, it’s the children, who get overcrowded classrooms and less help.
C-Tran wants more money to operate buses, yet has put aside half a million dollars for a review panel and administrator to look over a high-capacity transit system.
When will it stop?
Maybe the only way to get their attention is to vote “no” to any tax increases and vote out of office all currently elected officials.
Roger L. Morley