To the Editor of MercerMe:
Mayor Sandom and her 2014 Tax Increase of 7%. Mayor Sandom and her 2014 tax increase of 7%. Mayor Sandom and her 2013 tax increase of 5.3%.
Why is it so hard for some “residents” to remember those simple facts? Oh, wait, those residents are us-versus-them, our party do-or-die, dyed-in-the-wool township Democrat leaders.
Mayor Kuchinsky and his 2017 emergency fund grab of 34%.
Again, the expected group makes the expected distortions along with the expected mean-spirited attack in the expected letter to the editor (Residents offer support of Hopewell Township budget).
These are not just “residents,” but the Democrats’ campaign manager for the last 3 election cycles; Democrat municipal county committee members, both current and former; as well as other committed township Democrats.
Who else would call raiding our rainy day fund “fiscal discipline?” Who else would call an almost 2% tax increase “lower taxes?”
In the future, when we need the $4 million in our emergency fund that Mayor Kuchinsky and his team are spending on a close to 6% spending increase, which is over 2 times the rate of inflation, we will look back on this risky budget and wonder how a small group of political partisans got away with it.