OPINION: Voters should reject proposed tax increases in Ypsilanti
In May, the City of Ypsilanti is putting on the ballot two tax increase/millage proposals. This is due to mismanagement/bad decisions of funds by elected politicians.
To the voters/taxpayers:
1) Look at your paycheck (if you are still working) and your property tax bill. Do you want/need/can you afford some more taxes?
2) Why should the voters/taxpayers pay for the elected politicians’ major malfunctions with your tax dollars? Go after the elected politicians that created this severe shortfall of money. Go after their home/car/bank account. Let them pay for their bad decisions/mismanagement.
If both of these tax increases pass, all of the employees at Eastern Michigan University (and other businesses) who live outside of the city will be paying a half percent city income tax and never have a chance to vote/express their displeasure in another tax increase. Is this fair to the EMU (and other business) employees? I hope that Ypsilanti Township has a lot of land/buildings to hold the EMU (and other business) employees when they move some of their offices to the township.
Do not let the scare tactics of the current elected politicians sway your vote.
Vote no for these outrageous tax/millage increases (unless you like bailing out inept government).