Well, the 7 Processing Clerks (aka Edison Council) just approved and adopted Mayor Tom 'Now 15.4%' ChoiLankey's 2017 Budget with another Non-Amendment - that takes the Final Property tax rate including the Garbage District tax up to $5.386, which is up 11-Cents or 2.1% over last year's $5.276.
So, with yet another year of tax increases all around in 2017, let's take a look back over the last 4-years and see who You should be Thanking:
Over the last 4-years here in the 'DemBadlands' if Downtown Edison, Your tax bill went up by 13%. Let's give a Big Shout-out to all the elected officials for holding the line on taxing you out of town.
To the Board of Mythomania - keep up the good work of sticking it to the forgotten stakeholder, the taxpayers, year after year by continuing to think that your Out-of-Control $pending is an accomplishment and Not an activity.
To Charlie 'I Abstain' Tomaro (Now Deputy-Dog of the Freeholders) - for always looking out for the taxpayers here in Downtown Edison and truly appreciate how you kept that promised 'less than 1% increase' that turned out to be 4.3%. Good job Charlie!
And what can you say about Señor Lankey and his Band of Processing Clerks - even forgetting about the debt and the sewer tax increases, he still dips into your pocket for another 15.4%. And that my friends is how this Local Dem Party Oligarchy makes You pay for their Concept of $tabilizing taxes.
Anyhoo, as someone much smarter than me said, 'we get the type of government we deserve.'