ANOTHER EMERGENCY TAX INCREASE – WAKE UP!
I can sum up in 2 words what this is doing to your funding that’s getting cut off – TAX REFUNDS!!!!
Are you people really this stupid? The REASON your funding is getting cut off is YOU PEOPLE are not doing what you can to CREATE THE ENVIRONMENT for good enough paying jobs to come into the area that avoids family’s from getting kickbacks from the FED for their lack of EARNING power in the area, hence why the double edge people MOVING AWAY and CRIME SOARING, hence you people need more money for EMERGENCY?
STOP THE BS, THE REASON THERE WAS NO OPPOSITION? THOSE WHO OPPOSE HAVE TO WORK – DUH! I ASSURE YOU IF I DIDN’T HAVE TO WORK I WOULD HAVE BEEN THERE.
Gary Utt knows who I am and knows I am a fair guy, how ever it’s OUR livelihoods that are affected by this. Ask many in retail the competition is already fierce and the majority of folks coming in need help. Don’t you people REALIZE we have endured enough?
Everyone knows my pledge is to help those when I can, what this does is eliminate what I can do – 3 MILLION out of the local economy believe it or not hurts. Just when we start seeing an uptick in business we have this. I can assure you yes I am the only one complaining who gets more back than they pay in, not because I don’t try, it’s because people here are BROKE! Sure, I am at the top of the heap as well, what about others who’s commissions are effected by this? How many more have the same problems who are NOT speaking up? CLUCK CLUCK CLUCK, like your friend Randy Shepherd who wants you all to enforce the law that’s ALL anyone here does. I hear Mansfield is going to RAISE their income tax a 1/2 percent as well? – GREAT! – Nobody said people were paying attention, instead of bitching about where their tax dollars go they want to complain how much the products they buy cost?
My deal with this group of Commissioners is to keep those who work for us spending here! It’s OUR minions who are doing better than the general public who control where the money goes, when you people take from US and go elsewhere to spend your earnings, who do you hurt? That’s right, those of us the Mansfield Mayor alerady said he wants NOTHING TO DO WITH in his town. I can assure you IF people are not spending here and my hands are idle, I won’t be like the rest and steal – I will be coming to see you!
“According to Commissioner Gary Utt, the lack of opposition from most residents present at the Longview Center was a stark difference in opinion from the last time the sales tax was forced to increase.
“The last time it got a little contentious, there were a lot of people who didn’t see the need for it,” said Utt. “The residents who came this time to voice their opinion, they weren’t here this time around, so maybe they understand we need it.
“We’ve said in one year it’ll be off – I hope they have enough confidence in us to believe it,” he said.
Richland County’s sales tax will increase from 7 percent to 7.25 percent starting on June 1, and will continue until June 30, 2016. The proposed increase comes as an emergency to meet the county’s budgetary needs.
At the commissioners’ regular meeting March 10, the total amount of requests submitted by Richland County departments for 2015 were $33,379,661.35 with a revenue certification from the Budget Commission of $27,300,318.45, creating a difference of $6,079,342.90. The 0.25 percent sales tax increase is estimated to generate approximately $3 to $3.5 million.“