To The Editor,
First and foremost, I am not disputing the salaries of any elected official.
Every demographic level is faced with additional burdens through governments at all levels, federal, provincial, municipal, United Counties.
Municipal, counties, water taxes have increased significantly above the inflation rate for all demographics.
Question? How does the ordinary citizen go about adjusting his or her net income pay in order to compensate for increased and or imposed taxes and reductions and elimination of some tax credits, as the UPCR counties councillors have chosen to do for themselves? Increase base salaries and fees to cover for lost tax credits.
Legally, the regular citizen cannot. We all live with imposed additional burdens.
However, we will pay for these adjustment through property taxation and new fees for a group of individuals who can, by simple power, do so for themselves.
I am interested and patiently await an explanation of how we as regular citizen, can all adjust our net revenues to cover increased taxes, fees and decreased tax credits.
This is a problem that everyone faces and we must live with it. Why add to the burden?
We can’t adjust our incomes to fit certain unpleasant situations such as the UCPR mayors have done for themselves.
Anxious to hear how we can the same.
While you are here, we have a small ask.
More people are reading The Review than ever before — across our many platforms. So far, we have not put up a paywall to limit the stories you can read. We want to keep you in the news loop. But advertising revenues are increasingly going to the big two: you know who they are. If you value The Review’s independent, local community journalism, or you value the many ways we support dozens of community organizations in their endeavours, consider supporting our work. It takes time, effort and professional smarts to stay on top of community news and present well-researched, objective news articles on issues which matter to you.
If you read stories on this website, or you have come here from an Instant Article post on Facebook, think about subscribing. It would be a vote of confidence for the work that we do, and for the future well-being of your community.
Latest posts by Louise Sproule (see all)
- Arrests, drug charges, stunt driving - November 13, 2018
- Hockey afternoon in Vankleek Hill: hockey in the past, present and future - November 13, 2018
- Traffic lights will be in by Christmas; culvert replacement postponed to fall of 2019 - November 12, 2018