|Use Framingham windfall to cut taxes||December 14, 2013|
|Harold J. Wolfe 508-877-5541||Metrowest Daily News|
Framingham -- I was delighted to hear that the town of Framingham was able to dramatically cut their health insurance costs by going to the state health insurance plans and the town would save oodles of money. The issue I have with this is whether the taxpayer would save any monies.
We all know that the Town of Framingham and in particular, the Board of Selectmen in said town is fully committed to sucking the lifeblood out of each and every taxpayer, but just for once, the selectmen could exercise a moment of sanity and place a small (3 percent) UNDERRIDE on the ballot in April or cut the tax rate by 3 percent immediately to relieve the burden of taxpayers. We all know that Sisitsky, who has probably never earned a dollar in the private sector will have conniptions over this idea.
We all know that expenditures rise to meet income and wealth created by government spending is wealth destroyed by taxes imposed to pay for that spending.
Merusi's Parks and Rec department has grown by 4 percent a year for 12 years and our Health Department grew by 40 percent in 2012. Debt costs rose by 25 percent in 2012.
As an alternative to reducing taxes, the town could metastasize our already huge government and we could add a phrase to the town's motto: Dedicated to Excellence in Public Service (at an Unbelievable Price)
HAROLD J. WOLFE
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