You just don't get it. My post was directed towards the effect this increase has on local businesses.
Comparative qualities can be endless and serve no purpose, as has been the case in this post.
And that is what I am saying, you can not just stand there and examine the flower in the road missing the truck that is coming toward you. The whole point of your post is to show 'Look, see how the counsel is out to lunch'. But in doing that you only have as much credibility as the facts you put forth. Now if your mayor and company was able to manage the city's finances during this downturn with only the one increase to businesses then they should be applauded. If in fact they held the line for businesses all this time and only now brought this source of revenue on stream (that others in the area have at their disposal) the story probably would be a non-issue.
But how can you expect others (taxpayers) to pick up more of the cost of running the city and give business a free ride. From the financial info on the site the city is over 20% short of revenue as compared to normal. Where is it going to come from? Sure you can cut here and there but there are essential services that still need to be kept up. (Not that I am saying they are doing a good job at it.)
It seems everyone is being asked to tighten their belts and pay their share to keep services going. Why would they not ask the same of businesses? These are lean years and we are in the same boat together. It is not like they are picking on businesses alone. And the only way to realize that is to hear the whole story.
I swear we must be married. I can address what issue I address just fine, thank you very much.
If I wanted to write about examining a flower in the road and nothing else, that's what I'd write. If I wanted to write about a flower in the road and concern for the truck coming, I'd write about that.
I have addressed a single issue & how if effects businesses including a recent local news article stating such. There are no comparative issues except the ones you are seaching out - which is not the subject of my post and makes no difference except to you, apparently.
Seriously, you have to be a socialist type person by nature or something. In place of dealing with this issue you add stuff to it so it is not suppose to seem so bad, good or indifferent. Tell that to the business owners within this district, why don't you.
I'm assuming by your replys that you are not a business owner yourself.
Other repliers on here don't seem to have a problem dealing with this single subject. Is it your job to always make situations seem different then they are?
BTW, adjacent government districts have a balanced budget. That ought to give you something to do for the balance of the week.
Good night, dear.
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