Monday, October 19, 2009

Finally...a real debate!

On October 21, 2009 the four Township Committee candidates will be featured in a live debate to be held at the LVMS Library beginning at 7:00 PM. The candidates will take questions from a media panel consisting of Bob Thomas of the Observer Tribune, Joyce Estes of WRNJ Radio, and Fred Snowflack of the Daily Record. In addition, the candidates will take questions from the audience.

Here is my question for Short & Roehrich:

Both of you proudly call yourselves "fiscal conservatives". Yet over the past nine years, the two of you have cast a total of 15 budget votes in favor of higher property taxes to the tune of $12.7 million, including the largest municipal tax increase ($1 million) and the largest school tax increase ($2.2 million) in the history of the township. Why should the hard working taxpayers of Washington Township vote for you when you have imposed $12.7 million in higher taxes?

Maybe this time Ken Short will answer my question instead of attacking my voting record, which consists of one "No" vote and two "Yes" votes that increased property taxes by a mere $847 thousand when compared to the $12.7 million property tax increases imposed by Short and his running mate, Bill Roehrich.

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