The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

March 9, 2014

Don't raise taxes again


The Commercial-News

---- — Don’t raise taxes again

Editor:

Here we go again. Danville now wants to charge you if you use the fire department, $150 for the truck and $50 per hour for the firefighters. I wonder if the mayor and aldermen ever look in a mirror and say, “Yep, we mismanaged this city really good.” Why is it every time government gets into debt, its first thought is to raise taxes or put some other levy on the people?

Now I get to aggravate city employees: Forget your contract and tighten your belt like the rest of us. We don’t get pay raises every year. You, with the mayor and the council, are putting the city into debt.

David P. Perry Sr.

Oakwood