Our elected RTM and state representatives have worked very hard to represent your interests and keep taxes from becoming an even bigger burden to you. The elected members of the RTM voted down not an increase in the school budget but the size of the increase. I challenge residents to show me where the reduction in the size of the increase has hurt their children's educations.
Connecticut and Fairfield were good places to live before we had an income tax and high sales tax and high property taxes. We used to have a surplus. Now we have a deficit that we can't pay, and liberals say it is because we don't tax people enough. When I bought my house in 1977, the property taxes were $1,500; today they are $12,000. That is a 700 percent increase. Has your income gone up 700 percent in those 37 years?