Newberry County Council decided to say "bah humbug" to Newberry County residents who are facing steep tax increases due to reassessments that some say are out of line with reality. Despite the fact that people had to stand outside of the Newberry Opera House at the meeting to protest the tax increase, the big government types running Newberry County pressed forward.
They did offer to consider "payment plans" for residents. Too bad those big government types could not think of ways to keep government to its essentials and less costly. What arrogance. Just think of it. Those big government folks are telling retirees, give up a going out to eat or paying for cable tv or paying the phone bill and make an installment payment so we can pay for some consultant or for someone's bloated salary. Democrats used to make political hay out of the elderly having to choose between spending money on medicine or food. Now, it appears it could be that some elderly will be left to choose between medicine and keeping their homes. It is an outrage.
Yet another example of how one of the most conservative states in the union has some of the biggest growing local governments. We the people have to start paying attention to our local governments and hold them accountable. They have become money pits in which more is never enough. In this season of the year, it is the big government types, like those in Newberry County, who think that the people are Santa Claus, with one big exception. Whatever Santa brings them, those big government types keep saying they need and deserve more. And, if you don't pay up, they will take your home. Those on the street call such a shakedown. Shoot, those Newberry County big government types did not offer the people any milk and cookies.