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Norton resident not happy with Council

8/29/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Letter to the Editor

To the editor:

I really do not know how this recent vote in Norton is going to affect me, but I think our City Council gang is going to pick our pockets. Hopefully it won’t be too bad.

My neighbor’s sewers have been hooked up since 1972. Funny, paying taxes on homes that have plunged in value 33 percent since 2008. The illusory recovery always manages to bypass a rust belt state like Ohio. In reality, we should get a refund of all property taxes we have paid since 2008, when our homes fell like lead balloons. I guess we are “enjoying” the weakest excuse for a recovery in the history of the USA. It is on TV all the time.

It is amazing how politicians have free reign to ram levies down your throat, with so many sales pitches that promise dire consequences if you don’t cough it up. Rather than being public servants, they are so often more like a menace to the public. Even the worst ones are re-elected 90 percent of the time. Seldom does real talent run for office, and the elected show so often that they’re about as qualified as a dead weed. Yet some stray body, who is a good backslapper, will get it, no matter how devoid of any talent.

Norton seems set up to try to double your property taxes, trying to become a vacuum cleaner with aim at your pocket.

So many things that get rammed down your throat by government do not help you a bit. You pay for what you cannot and do not use. The politicians all over are licking their chops to get their hands on your money.

I am for moving ahead, but not when it means ramming levy after levy down the throats of me and my neighbors.

John Ambrose, Norton

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