Don’t wait to complain about taxes
After 10 cities have wasted tons of the taxpayers money on this lawsuit, I am wondering if those city officials would forfeit their salaries and retirement packages to pay for this waste? Leadership is set by example.
How much did this cost the taxpayers of Winchester to fight this unnecessary battle? Another example of wasted taxpayer money in this city! If people are not involved, then it is TIME to get involved. Don’t wait to complain until after your taxes increase on your property, auto and home insurance premiums, and who only knows what else, because it’ll be too late then. It’s time the taxpayers stand up in this city and say, “ Enough is enough!”
It will be too late, folks, to yell after they tax you to death and they have to increase our taxes to pay back wages and all those back retirement benefits. Yes, the firefighters deserve the overtime and retirement benefits and should be paid. But let’s cut the budget or get rid of some positions on payroll to pay this money owed to the firefighters.
Taxpayers, let’s face this issue together and try to come up with a solution other than increasing our taxes. If you’re interested in being a part of this, please respond.
City wastes taxpayer money
While the working man has been struggling to survive, the public has the right to know exactly why our payroll taxes have been increased and how its tax dollars are being spent.
In the city budget, I recently found two more departments receiving coffee money from the taxpayers. Add another $3,600 to the previous $3,800 that I told the readers about. I also found in the budget many cell phones and Internet service being paid for. If you look into the budget, you will see we are paying for $300 microwave ovens, exercise equipment, winter coats, T-shirts, boots, carpet, laminated flooring and even window cleaning costing the taxpayers $1,200.
I also have been able to confirm the payroll tax rate in some other cities, similar to Winchester: Georgetown, 1 percent; Nicholasville, 1.5 percent; Danville, 1.25 percent; Mount Sterling, 1 percent. This last city was not confirmed, but its website lists Paris at .75 percent. If you are still thinking that the increase of payroll tax to 2 percent in Winchester was absolutely necessary, then keep doing nothing, and you will see your tax burden continue to rise on property, car and homeowners insurance premiums, etc.
Are you still wondering where your tax dollars are being spent and who is taking care of whom?
Debbie O. Rose