Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Edison Council cuts $900k off of $189,518,861 School Tax Levy!?!

Oh my, how's the Edison Board of Mythomania ever going to survive now?? So, let's see..with Out-of-Control Spending increases over the last 3 years of some $15.2 million, with a 22-Cent increase in the School Tax Rate or some 8.8% even after 'Repurposing' millions of taxpayer relief money - all they could find to cut was $900,000. That's not even 1/2 of 1% of the School Tax Levy. That minuscule amount gets lost in the rounding.

So, let's see some more..the Voter Rejected School Budget had a School Tax Rate of $2.710 and this Council Cut brought it down to $2.704 for a whopping reduction of .006. If you live in that imaginary home assessed at $176,700, then the Voter Rejected tax increase of $75 is now $64 - for a humongous reduction in the School Tax increase of $11. Where will you spend it all?

And you thought when you rejected this $213.9 million 'Bloated Pot of Money' they call a School Budget that your school tax bill would go down and not just get some insignificant reduction in the school tax increase. Unlucky for us!!

If you're a resident or taxpayer in Downtown Edison, recognize that you've been taken to the cleaners by the Board of Mythomania and the Edison Council did nothing to stop it. If fact, they turned this whole school budget process, including the ridiculous school budget meeting tonight, into a joke. Unfortunately, the joke's on us.

Shame on all of them for putting the interests of a few over the needs on the many here in Downtown Edison.

Guess it's true - we get the kind of government we deserve!

Here's the Big Council Cut:
But hey, at least we're comforted in the knowledge that the Edison Township Council looks at things with eyes wide shut! Convenient, isn't it?

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