Saturday, February 28, 2015

Out of the 'DemBadLands' comes Edison Mayor Tom '8%' ChoiLankey to endorse the JM 28.1m School Bond Referendum!

Well, read the mayor's State of the 'DemBadLands' speech here and I guess I can kinda understand that, as mayor, he has to support the $28.1 million school referendum regardless of its cost - but with all due respect, do we need one tax-ambusher telling us to vote for another tax-ambush? Are we that gullible?!?

Do we take the advice of someone who ran on a campaign of stabilizing taxes here in the 'DemBadLands' and, once in office, immediately raised the sewer tax by 35% and 50% for residents and commercials, respectively and then threw in a whopping 8% increase in the Muni-tax rate on top of that and let's not even get into the amount of debt he created.

Anyhoo, the issue isn't that we don't need a new school - of course we do, and much more to deal with space issues all over town, but do we need to spend $28.1 million on this single one and set an outrageous precedent for what's to come down the road? Doesn't look like anyone on either side of town wants to address that question.

But hey, what do I know? I still can't figure out why anyone here in Downtown Edison would agree to voluntarily tax themselves based on the information for this bond on the table right now from either side of town.

1 comment:

  1. Yes Ralph, Edison has not changed since 1960. That's when "tough Tony" began the Democrats reign both at the BOE & the minicipal side. The BOE has been out of control, staffed by well-meaning amatuers who by the well-worn "its for the kids." Well soon you will have an ally, Ralph. I'll be returning to Edison.