Obama had a promise of ‘change’; City Council promised the same
Obama refuses to even discuss spending cuts; council does likewise
Obama continually borrows and raises taxes; council follows suit.
White House mandates Obamacare; council mandates new Smokehouse Bridge.
Are you kidding me? And, even though on the agenda, council tables discussion on bridge repairs; will not even discuss it; are hell bent on replacing the bridge at four times the cost; even though the city attorney indicates repairs would be funded by Collier County. MICC says “why use someone else’s money when we can again borrow, tax and spend?”
Also on the past several agenda’s was the city debt discussion; it was once again put off. Will this critical topic ever be discussed at council meetings? Why is the council so reluctant to discuss this?
Facts: Per capita debt – Marco Island (2012 figures) $9,277; which is 18times the national average. Detroit’s is only $14,700; roughly $5,000 more, and they’re bankrupt!
Have you noticed that anything related to spending cuts or debt repayment is never discussed? Yet any and all items of increased spending, increased borrowing, increased debt, and increased payouts for employee unions and benefits, including a full year’s retroactive pay raise, are always discussed and passed!
Taxes go up, people leave, taxes go up more, more people leave.
A couple of interesting items are due in the near future: Marco Marriott expansion and the putt putt golf course decision. Tell Marriott no; and demolish illegal golf course!