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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Headline from the Times Gazette "Wheel tax recommended again"

Posted Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at 6:25 PM
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  • Guess we all love and trust the taxman. ;-)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Sep 25, 2015, at 10:24 AM
  • I do not support any tax until we have our act together.When I call for a issue that needs to be taken care of and powers to be don't come out, mouth off,or act incompetent.Why should I pay for services I don't receive.I see too much waste of tax payer dollars and not one positive thing bringing in tourism.We have rich Civil War history,Walking Horse history that should be appreciated and used to bring in tourism.Look at Franklin. They've embraced their history and look at the growth,jobs and beauty.Besides with the struggles of poverty, our citizens can't afford another tax to pay.I'd rather see a different approach taken.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Fri, Sep 25, 2015, at 11:08 AM
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    I also am against any new taxes. But if we are going to get them anyway, it seems reasonable to me that it be a wheel tax instead of property tax. But it won't happen if the voters have to approve. Who in their right mind would vote to increase their own taxes when we see so much waste? Yet we keep voting people into office and they do it. If we don't do the wheel tax you know they will increase the property tax. How about we get people in office that can do grade school math and understand that they (we) need to live within our means, not above?

    -- Posted by fair share on Sat, Sep 26, 2015, at 4:05 AM
  • I've been saying the same thing.We need people who are educated, have had life experience, and can communicate. People wanting answers,disagreeing or asking questions doesn't count as a threat.I listen to threats every day and don't call the cops.If you can't handle questions, disagreements or anger directed at you then you're in the wrong job.No more waste.Learn to operate within a budget or possibly lose your job.That's how the business world works.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Sat, Sep 26, 2015, at 1:00 PM
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    Steve, to your question about where the money will go after its intended use, it will likely go where the rest of it goes--to waste. That is what politicians do-- get elected so they can spend OPM (other people's money) like drunken sailors on leave. MAYBE not as much locally as on the national level. The original intent of having government on any level was to benefit ALL the people, not just selected voting blocks.

    -- Posted by fair share on Mon, Sep 28, 2015, at 3:15 PM
  • Right on mark.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Mon, Sep 28, 2015, at 4:32 PM
  • That is my point as well. I agree with the new school and if Education is where this tax goes ALL the time, with no exceptions, I am OK with it.

    BUT, if it is not clearly defined, I would oppose.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Sep 28, 2015, at 5:45 PM
  • It would seem that anytime a new tax is suggested it is tagged as being for schools. This tugs at our heart strings as it involves children. However, if schools are the priority, then it would seem appropriate to fund them first. Then seek the money for whatever else needs to be funded.

    For the record I am opposed to ANY NEW TAX. The income tax was once a new tax also. Once a new taxed has been levied it will never be abolished. It will only increase.

    -- Posted by Liveforlight on Mon, Sep 28, 2015, at 7:52 PM
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    It's always about the children. If we really cared about the children we would not saddle them with unsustainable debt.

    -- Posted by fair share on Mon, Sep 28, 2015, at 9:39 PM
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