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5/27/2009
Tax hike lacks imagination - Community News

NCCo GOP: tax hike lacks imagination

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Posted May 27, 2009 @ 02:18 PM
Wilmington, Del. —

This is a sad day for New Castle County taxpayers. It is unfortunate that hard-working families across the county will now be forced to shoulder the second-largest tax increase in New Castle County history – especially at a time when so many are struggling.

The budget approved yesterday does not address the serious, systemic issues that have afflicted county government for far too long and resulted in a record deficit.

Regrettably, it was just a few short years ago that county government had an unprecedented surplus. One party rule has now led to citizens being punished for years of mismanagement and excessive government spending.

At a time when major companies and institutions are reorganizing and reassessing their mission, our county government, given its financial failure, should also be considering a comprehensive transformation.

Socking taxpayers with this 25 percent increase in property taxes is unimaginative and counterproductive.

Republican Party, New Castle County

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