Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Where the tax increase started: "The more things change, the more they stay the same!"

Madison County -- It's deja' vu all over again by Andy Taggart, RED/BLUE

In 2006, my former Madison County Board of Supervisors colleague Doug Jones and I voted against and wrote against a slip-shod $50 million bond issue, knowing it would lead to a tax increase. Now, that is exactly what has happened to Madison County taxpayers.

Doug joined me this past week in writing a follow-up column addressing the facts that led to this outrage. Those who are interested in reading it may find it set out in full below.

As readers will note, the tactics used by the majority of the Madison County Board of Supervisors last week, when they jacked up the tax rate by 20%, perfectly mirror their tactics two years ago when they doubled the county's debt load to about $100 million. Where have you gone, Yogi Berra?


Click to see news article from February 2006 explaining how our current tax fiasco started!

It's deja vu all over again: Here is a follow up opinion piece

By Andy Taggart and Doug Jones

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What we do know is that expressly excluded from the legislative grant of home rule
is authority to:
----- (b) issue bonds of any kind ---??????!!!!!!
Don't voters also determine by vote the limit these supervisors can increse taxes (ie) up to 6 mil but they would probably only go to something less?