To The Editor:Some of the Bradley County commissioners have decided the taxpayers need to tighten their belts to support the commissioners' cronies so the quid pro quos keep flowing. Yes, Mayor …
To The Editor:
Some of the Bradley County commissioners have decided the taxpayers need to tighten their belts to support the commissioners' cronies so the quid pro quos keep flowing.
Yes, Mayor [Gary] Davis, the most fiscally responsible elected official since Thomas Jefferson, tried to stop the wallet-robbing budget-busters, but the opiate of taxpayers' money could not be resisted by the salivating addicts eager to get their hands on the cash.
Like meth users where "the first hit is too much and a thousand times isn't enough," Bradley County can count on the insatiable commissioners to steadily increase the raiding of taxpayers' pockets to support their habit. Unlike most drug addicts, who steal through stealth to get their fix, the county commissioners will get their highs from the taxpayers out in the open.
Oh, those fiscal-philandering addicts will make excuses, "It's for the children. It's just a little bit. I promise this will be the last time. Corporations and businesses need to continue raking in profits by using your money. The Pie-in-the Sky Center boondoggle must be funded. I promise this will be the only time. Please, let me have a taste. I'll stop tomorrow, I promise."
But unfortunately, that little taste won't last and the next time they'll demand more.
Gary Davis held the line with an honorable budget and I'm proud he's been in charge. But the irresponsible money-poppers overrode Mayor Davis.
I want to send those commissioners to rehab. I plan to work and vote against every pocket-robbing addict that voted to increase my taxes needlessly. They'll deny their addiction, they'll argue it's just experimentation, just a passing fancy. Don't believe them. They're hooked.
The next time you want to take your kids out for ice cream, but you can't because it's not in your budget, why you've been Yarberized! Can't buy your medicine? You've got a dose of the Cryeitis. Your pants have a shiny spot on the seat-of-your-pants, but you can't afford new ones? Call that spot the Smiling Shroud of Alford.
Want to take in an "Avengers" movie, but can't afford the tickets? It's Thanos Mull as the taxpayers' nemesis. Having difficulty affording gasoline to go to work and pay for elected officials' addiction? Thank [Erica] Davis, Raper and Epperson for squeezing your hard-earned dollars until you scream as they get high on their fiscal fix.
Remember these names: Milan Blake, Thomas Crye, Erica Davis, Kevin Raper, Bill Winters, Dennis Epperson, Louie Alford, Jeff Yarber and Johnny Mull. Like the Terminator, they'll be back looking for more while trampling on the bones of working taxpayers.
— Stephen Greenfield
Print subscribers have FREE access to clevelandbanner.com by registering HERE
Non-subscribers have limited monthly access to local stories, but have options to subscribe to print, web or electronic editions by clicking HERE
We are sorry but you have reached the maximum number of free local stories for this month. If you have a website account here, please click HERE to log in for continued access.
If you are a print subscriber but do not have an account here, click HERE to create a website account to gain unlimited free access.
Non-subscribers may gain access by subscribing to any of our print or electronic subscriptions HERE