Every tax is a pay cut. Every tax cut is a pay raise.
Citizens for Limited Taxation
|Overrides were meant for emergencies||Tuesday, May 24, 2005|
|Harold J. Wolfe||Metrowest Daily News|
In Framingham, a full 90 percent of all town and school employees are
unionized. The largest union we have is the Framingham teachers
union. While unions do not exhibit malice, their single-minded
purpose invariably conflicts with public interests. The single purpose
and goal of any union is simply to provide better pay and benefits to
This goal will invariably conflict with your financial interests depending on where you are on the economic ladder. Seniors on limited income will feel it first, followed by those on the bottom end of the salary scale.
The unions will pursue their own interests without any remorse as they relentlessly increase property taxes in Framingham and make it increasingly unaffordable. Each taxpayer has to make a decision as to whether to push back so that they can afford to live here, or make a decision to move out.
I will vote to drive these union members to the unemployment lines before I am evicted from Framingham by rising taxes, by saying no to all override requests until my death. Operational overrides under Proposition 2 1/2 were meant for emergencies and not to routinely bloat the salaries and pensions of town and school employees.
The increasing burden of illegal aliens in Framingham, sponsored by the policies of our Board of Selectman in their welcoming proclamation, also increases my tax burden by 15 percent, particularly in our schools. This of course delights the teachers union since more bilingual teachers have to be hired.
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