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5/16/2013 1:01:00 PM
Letter: We are taxed enough already


It is unconscionable for some of the Cottonwood City Council Members to ask for a permanent spending increase at a time when our federal government is so irresponsible.

Please vote NO on PROPOSITION 425.

Mr. & Mrs. John T. Stone


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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Article comment by: Nux Man

With government malfeasance being so rampant who's really surprised?
Vote them out and hire people who would want to really try, only to watch the system pervert them as well.
The conundrum of public service = how to prevent the power trip from becoming the job.

Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013
Article comment by: Slater Slater

When the city lays off 10% of it's workers and
shovel leaners maybe we can talk.

Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013
Article comment by: Voting yes is also a permanent tax increase

Let's not forget the City of Cottonwood raised sales taxes 36% in response to the recession a few years ago.

But now that sales tax revenue has recovered they are not reducing the tax rate back to where it was. Anyone surprised?

The bureaucrats want to keep the extra money to keep growing their jobs. The city council is not standing up for the people.

Vote yes and you will permanently pay the higher tax rate to pay for their increased spending.

Vote yes and you are permanently denying yourself future opportunities to approve their budget.

Why would anyone want to do that? This is an important check and balance on government for the people.

And don't be fooled by their scare tactics about "drastic reductions" in services. The city will immediately schedule another vote to approve a 4-year limitation on increased spending, as they have been doing for the past couple of decades. Much better idea.

Voting no is the best way to tell the city council enough is enough with the excessive taxation. Enough is enough with the self-serving government.

We want small efficient local government that prioritizes people not the bureaucracy.

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