When did the wants of the people supersede the needs of the people?
A bicycle rest area costing $450,000, a sidewalk in Homosassa costing $828,000 for 2.8 miles, miles and miles of sidewalks on Norvell Bryant Highway and State Road 44, for who knows how many millions of dollars, bike and walking trails, all millions of dollars wasted for a handful of people. The New York Times newspaper for a few; how many pay for the Chronicle? We do. These are the wants of a few, not the needs of the majority.
Now the wants of a few is at the expense of the hardworking taxpayers.
We need good roads for the majority who use a car for transportation, not walking trails or sidewalks.
We pay our full amount of property taxes, except for the $25,000 exemption all residents are afforded, and yet some full-time residents pay next to nothing, or nothing at all, because of various programs. I feel veterans fought for our freedom, and they deserve the breaks they get, but face it, everyone uses our services and roads, but all the wants of others are thrown on the hardworking taxpayers. You’d be surprised how many get huge breaks on their property taxes, and yet all the property tax increases are dumped on the few who don’t get breaks.
I hear that some of the expense is paid by the federal or state government; they did not pick the money off the money trees, they got it from the hardworking taxpayer too.
I have neighbors giving away medicine and medical supplies they don’t use, because it doesn’t cost them anything. Someone is paying for it.
I like the conservative Epoch Times newspaper, but that is not offered at the library, so I pay for it myself; must be nice to get the paper you want free.
There was an article in the paper a week or so ago that we should tip waiters and waitresses for their service based upon the amount of the meal, but the property taxes end up not based on the price of the house because there are so many programs offering tax breaks and leaving the taxpayers with the burden of paying for everyone else.
Time to start making a list of want versus need and think before you spend.