Will you join us on Friday, June 1st in Yorkville’s Town Square Park? We will be there from noon until 8:00 pm. Together we can and will make a difference!
It’s always been easy to budget when you had a good, steady job, received pay raises, and had money to put into your savings. You are now finding out how you have to budget when one of you has lost their job, may be taking pay cuts, and are trying to find a way for your kids to get or further their education. Some call it tough love. Some call it a disaster. Somehow everyone is forced into living with less.
So when our government wants more, they just take it. They give a token reply that they are working really hard to cut costs but when you look at the tax levies submitted, you see they are just complaining about how “small of an increase” they have to work with. Someone needs to really challenge them. Hopefully we can begin that process right now.
If we can all stand up and tell them the system is broken and we want it fixed immediately, we can begin to make the necessary change. Am I the expert with all the answers? No way! But together, as a solid voice, we can begin the process. We want everyone to be treated fairly and honestly. As we begin peeling back the layers of the onion we can see there are people taking advantage of the loopholes and causing more pain on the rest of us. Our government has found a way to get blood from a turnip and many of us are saying it is time to stop. Why doesn’t the government use something similar to ZILLOW (www.zillow.com) to assess our homes? It is based entirely on house sales in your neighborhood and is constantly updated. This would appear to be fair and equal for everyone’s assessment. Instead the assessors use a 3-year average and re-assesses if the numbers aren’t working out for them. Is this the solution? No, but it is a step in the right direction. It is time to change the system.
Let’s begin this process June 1st in Yorkville’s Town Square. Hopefully our voice will grow and this will go statewide. Join us and let’s begin a new chapter together.