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Open Letter To The Rhea County Commisioner's
I am a citizen, a voter and a tax payer of Rhea County Tennessee, I wish to address you're proposed "Wheel Tax" of $50.00. Now I am an unemployed individual, I have been since 2003, my spouse has been employed for 5 years now and we are living on minimum wage's. We bring home about $1,000.00 a month, and out of that $1,0000.00 a month, our monthly bill's come to exactly $1,000.00 a month, so you tell me where I can fit in an additional $50.00 so Mr. Neal can have his new "jail" and you can balance you're "budget"? If I have to balance my monthly expenses like every other struggling family in this county, then you all should have to do the same WITHOUT raising any taxes or trying to pass "Wheel Taxe's"
You want to balance you're budget, this is what you Commisioner's do, STOP wasting money on parade's and event's for this county, STOP the Strawberry Festival, STOP the Punkin Fest, STOP the Mardi Gras, STOP the Christmas Parade's, the only event this town should have every year is the annual Scope's Trial as that is a part of our county's history and is educational to our youth. Get rid of your iPods and iPads, you do not need them, that's what cell phones and laptop computers are for, much cheaper. STOP putting up new fancy street lights in downtown Dayton, we do not require them. Get rid of the street lights in downtown Dayton, put Stop sign's back up, they are much cheaper and use no electricity to operate. Cut you're own county spending instead of trying to force the struggling citizen's that voted you all into office, remember, we put you in there, we can also boot you out of there.
I will say this now, I refuse to pay any Wheel Tax you propose, I will not pay one red cent as I do not have it to spend, and if that means I can not register my vehical, so be it, I will drive it un-registerd, so the police can pull me over and fine me, guess what, the court isn't going to get any of my money either, so that means jail right?? how??? the jail is already over crowded right??? you can not put everyone in there that refuses to pay, so Mike Neal is out of luck both way's, sorry to say, you will see, majority of this county will side with me on this, you can't force us, get used to that. If Mike Neal can't handle the job of Sheriff without burdening the citizen's of this county, then he needs to resign his job and join us broke people in this county.
A Voter Of Rhea County
(Remember, we voted you in, we can vote you out just as easy)