Did we just dodge another huge bullet here?

While I don’t agree with Oakland County Exec. L. Brooks Patterson on some things (okay…most things), kind of like a stopped clock, he finally got something right for a change.

According to The Detroit News, during his annual address to Oakland County last night, County Exec. Patterson came out whole-heartedly and unequivocally against the RTA Tax v 2.0.

 

Why should ANYONE be made to pay for something that they will not use?

No, the ballot proposal hasn’t officially been announced for the ‘18 General yet. My snitches tell me that they are still working out on how to best polish this heaping, steaming pile of bull droppings, without much success.

Good luck on that.

Citing the lack of hard facts from what those pulling the levers behind the scenes will actually do with the monies collected, much like one of the laundry-list of problems with the last proposal, County Exec. Patterson said this,

“… I can’t do it. I won’t do it,” he said to a standing ovation. “And I will never, ever betray the public trust I respect and represent.”

I should stress that County Exec. Patterson received a standing ovation from those in attendance during that particular portion of his speech.

This isn’t something that you get when, according to RTA tax supporters, people overwhelming support your plan.

Pay us so that we can placate the mass transit snowflakes by driving around town empty.

This should (hopefully, anyway), have some affect here in Macomb, where Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel is also having some serious difficulty signing off on this.

And did I mention that the roads here in Southeastern Michigan look like the 107th used them for light target practice?

Fixing them takes money, too.

I’m not going to add anything more at this time due to the fact that my considerable folder on these con-artists just got a little bit bigger, and I’d like to keep my powder dry…just in case.

I will be adding more when this story unfolds.

Stay tuned.

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  2 comments for “Did we just dodge another huge bullet here?

  1. Sue Schwartz
    February 8, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    A similar bus tax passed up here. It contained TIFF as well as so much money that now we're offering three days free for door-to-door for anyone over 60. Might sound good but my property taxes are paying for 30K free bus rides during Cherry Festival--another 20K or so during film festival and these free rides are counted in total ridership. So not only is there a TIFF in this millage (funding private corporations with tax dollars--cause that's what it is) my tax dollars fund free rides to other non-gov. corporations. Hmm sounds like expansion of SB-97. Outside of these--most buses are empty as they trudge though the routes. I guess it costs the taxpayer about $20 per rider one way. Such a blessing.

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