Wednesday, Mar. 20 2013 9:13AM
Vote no on bond questions
“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” The words by Thomas Sowell apply to the taxpayer financed political campaign being waged by our Lee’s Summit government to get you to vote yes on the “no tax increase” ballot measure on the day after April Fools day. Don’t be fooled by a promise of government goodies with “no tax increase.”
You are supposed to believe that the 8.5 million dollars spent by ballot issues 1 and 2 will not cost you a dime in extra taxes. In truth, existing taxes on 8.5 million dollars of municipal debt that will expire will be extended for another 20 years if the measure passes. This is like a sleazy car salesman telling you that he can have you in a new car with no increase in your car payments. He fails to mention that your car payments will be extended for many years.
Our city government placed this tax measure on a low voter turnout election in April. Rather than put this to the voters on a customary election day, our municipal government wants a low voter turnout on this so called “no tax increase” measure.
Please vote no on this con on April 2.
Editor’s note: The no-tax bond issue in question is for $7.5 million for Questions 1 and 2.