PRESS RELEASE : Brigantine Republican Club. June 2013
Democrats say “Nah” to Cutting Your Taxes.
In the ultimate display of arrogance, sophomoric behavior, and total disregard for the impact of their tax increase on you and your family, the Democrat members of City Council actually voted “nah” on the Simpson-Guenther tax cutting budget amendment at the May 1, City Council meeting.
Democrat Council members Pullella, Kern, McClay, Picardi and DeLucry tried to hit the taxpayers even harder with an original budget proposal that called for a 14% increase and was based on a manufactured crisis that underestimated the Sandy cleanup reimbursement, beach tag revenues, and calculated a retirement liability as if all municipal employees were going to retire in 2013. They only reduced their original tax increase to 7% because Mayor Guenther, Councilman Simpson, and concerned taxpayers objected to their outrageous plan.
The truth of the matter is that they could have done more to provide Brigantine taxpayers with relief this year as households damaged by Superstorm Sandy strive to meet the unexpected expenses not covered by their flood insurance. The Simpson-Guenther proposal would have cut the increase in your municipal tax by over 70% this year; when you and your family really need it.
The average Brigantine taxpayer will pay approximately $420.00 more in taxes in 2013.
Therefore, the grandiose tax-cutting promises made by the Democrats on their expensive billboard on Route 30 last year have proven to be simply deceptive and the usual empty campaign rhetoric. And, following the lead of their political leader, Tony Pullella, they have the nerve to blame their violation of the public trust on someone else…….sound familiar?
PRESS RELEASE : Brigantine Republican Club. JUNE 2013