Tuesday, June 07, 2011

I was ready to tear the City Council some new sphincters, but...

Ross beat me to it.  Go read it, right now.

On top of that, the Council voted 4-8 against restoring the 18-cents they took out of the tax rate 4 years ago.  I supported the restoration, and applaud Harold Collins, Janis Fullilove, Myron Lowery and (gulp) Joe Brown for doing the correct thing and voting for it.

Now, Mediaverse has it right when he said that "failing to restore the tax creates a situation where the city believes it must cut when it really doesn't need to cut".
The City Council is completely dysfunctional, and have I mentioned that you should read Ross tonight?  No wonder they don't want anyone to know what the district lines are.

1 comment:

My Uncle Used To Love Me But She Died said...

You know, I agree with 99% of what you write here, but I completely disagree with you on the "restoration" of the property tax issue.

The government of this city is RIFE with corruption, nepotism, waste and overspending. There are too many people working for city government and there are too many political appointees making too much money.

Government service, especially these overpaid appointed positions, are meant to be public service, not a way to put in a few years and retire with benefits equal to more than most taxpayers receive as salaries.

AC Wharton does not need a town car and driver and 24 hour security. He's the mayor of Memphis, which isn't likely to be a high target on anyone's list of targets.

Memphis has, BY FAR, the highest tax rate of any city in Tennessee and it's still not enough for these clowns to spend paying their friends and families. Government is NOT meant to be an employment agency.