Sunday, November 06, 2011
Parsons Promises Tax Hikes For Gracedale, Open Space, Bi-County Health, County Parks, Etc., Etc,
Right after being elected to Wind Gap Borough Council, he pushed for and got a $52/year EMT tax. At the time, his rationale was that it would ease the burden on homeowners. But that hasn't happened. Instead, real estate taxes have skyrocketed in from 6.25 mills in 2004 to 11.25 mills last year.
Parsons recently changed his webpage to clarify his views on taxes. He calls them "a long-term investment." He goes on to state he's willing to make a "long-term investment" for programs like Gracedale, Open Space, Bi-County Health and County Parks.
Now since the County already sets aside a half mill of tax for open space every year, does this mean Parsons wants to raise them even more? And whether he knows it are not, county parks are included under open space funding. Does Parsons envisage a new, County Parks tax, just for places like Wy-Hit-Tuk Park?
Finally, Parsons is willing to increase your tax bill for a bi-county health department, even though he's never attended a single meeting about it.
But his long-term investment is with your money, not his, so what the hell.