Tax Cut As Alien Concept

Union County freeholders are handpicked for, among other reasons, their unflagging support for maintaining and, where possible, expanding the tax base so as to benefit their patrons and, if possible, themselves. This has become so ingrained that the very concept of a tax cut is alien to their sensibilities.

Union County is misappropriating about $10 million annually of the Open Space tax for their own general budget and they want to continue that practice indefinitely by placing a question on the 2016 ballot a full three years before the tax is scheduled to sunset for some reason.  At last night’s freeholder meeting the reason was provided:

Yes, a presidential election year where the additional Trump/Clinton zombies will while away their minute in the booth by voting ‘Yes’ on any ballot question, even if it perpetuates theft.

Councilman Robert Rubino of Summit made the point that the Open Space money would be put to better use if it stayed with taxpayers:

A concept that was completely alien to at least one freeholder:

The point being made by Freeholder Jalloh to Councilman Rubino is that if the county stopped collecting the Open Space tax that money would not automatically be collected by Summit. I suspect that Councilman Rubino already knew that.

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Javagold on April 30, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Taxation is Theft.


    • Posted by Anonymous on April 30, 2016 at 11:45 pm

      Wrong. Every local town, county, state and the federal govt has the lawful authority to raise revenue through taxes. You may personally think it is theft. This does not make it so. Many millions may feel the same. But in the end, they, like you, will begrudgingly pay their taxes. Our country could not exist without taxes…..but you know that, your just venting….I get it.


      • Posted by PS Drone on May 1, 2016 at 2:42 pm

        It may not be theft, but it is definitely extortion as we all will find out if and when we do not pay our Real Estate Taxes or the IRS.


        • Posted by Anonymous on May 1, 2016 at 5:49 pm

          Please do I bake an excellent file cake, sorry no visits…..


          • Posted by Anonymous on May 1, 2016 at 10:13 pm

            Come on, have you ev er heard of consent of the goverened? That is what elections are for.
            If a few didn’t pay taxes, yes there are penalties, if no one paid them, the country would dissolve immediately. Like I said to my elderly neighbor who says angerily, what ll they do if we all stop paying taxes? The first thing they would do is stop your social security.
            Nothing but a blank state. Again, just venting. Most people are in fact, just a little left or right of being a centrist.


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