There is a saying, "you only get out what you put into it." We cant have things if we dont pay for it. There is only so much "fluff" that can be cut out and in the last few years most has been cut out.
They are trying to make him the scape-goat. He has done more in the last month or two that Rassmussen did ever. Period.
The Tribune took something that wasnt a story and decided to sensationalize it. They do this all the time. They report half-truths and twist wording on purpose. If this was such a BIG story why wasnt it on KOMU or other local broadcast news stations? During my time here in Jefferson CIty Mr. Nickolaus has done more to promote the city and work with employees in his short time than the whole term of the last city administraor. Mr. Pope and his followers are looking for a scape goat.
I thought that you all wanted the city government to tighten its belt like everyone else?
It will go up 1/4 of 1 cent for every dollar. We wont even notice it! Its not going to hurt anyone's pocket book in the slightest.
This is not a .25% tax increase. It is a 1/4 of one penny tax increase. You have to spend $4 bucks to even have 1 red cent in tax. Homeowners will save money with the City portion reduced by 17%. And when this passes they will save more money when the City's ISO rating is lowered on homeowners insurance!
Since the very beginning the language of the proposed sales tax has been clear. How could someone think that the CITY could have control over the county or state portion of their property tax. It has always been clear to me that the 17% tax reduction was in regards to the City tax. In the long run? Do the math here.
$4 spent = in tax $0.01
$40 spent = in tax$0.10
$400 spent = in tax $1.00
$4000 spent = in tax $10.00
$40,000 spent = in tax$100.00
$400,000 spent = in tax$1,000.00
You would have to be spending alot of money in the city to equal what you would save in the 17% reduction
The truth? The truth is that this reporter is trying to create drama for a "better story" . Start by reporting the facts. Dont try to jazz it up. Just the facts please!
I just have one question. Is a quarter of one cent (1/4) that much money? We are talking about fractions of pennies. On my home I currently pay $200 a year in city property tax. That means with a 17% ($34) reduction in city tax I would pay $166 a year. I would have to spend more than $12,000 in goods and services before I would even break even with the $34 dollars saved. Who wouldnt want that? who doesnt want to lower their homeowners insurance? Who doesnt want better fire protection and fire provided EMS? The argument of EMS is faster than Fire is invalid. Ems comes from one of 2 stations in the city limits. Fire comes from 5 strategically fire stations from inside the city limits. .
look at it.
$4 spent = $0.01.
$40 spent = in tax $0.10.
$400 spent = in tax $1.00.
$4000 spent = in tax $10.00.
$40,000 spent = in tax $100.00.
$400,000 spent = in tax $1,000.00.
We want better roads. We want more bus routes. We want better schools. We want better services. Things take money. I want my fire department to be better equipped and better trained. I also want all of the county residents who work, commute, and play in Jefferson City to pay their share. I also dont want to hear from county people that they dont like it. I bet you work in Jeff. I bet you drive in Jeff. The population of Jeff swells from 40,000 to over 60,000 during the normal 8-5 Monday-Friday. Thats a 50% increase..
Why wouldnt I want that increased population to pay a portion of the services they are also provided..
Thats my two cents. Which I would have to spend 8 bucks before I reached that amount..
Im voting yes!.
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