THOMAS: Modesto's Measure X victimizes taxpayers
09/21/2013 12:00 AM
09/22/2013 10:01 AM
Measure X victimizes taxpayers
The Stanislaus Taxpayers Association has protected taxpayers from the follies of local governments for more than 16 years. We are usually the only voice opposing misuse of taxpayers’ funds. Now we stand as the only legitimate organization to oppose Measure X, a massive, unplanned and unneeded tax increase. X is an unconscionable victimization of Modesto’s taxpayers, including seniors, the unemployed and students in an impoverished city.
When is enough enough? When will our city live within its means?
STA will present voters with informative, factual data to consider. We will ask, should $26 million be transferred from your pocket to these officials? Do you trust our public officials with an additional $26 million a year? After they spend Measure X money, how much more will they “need”?
Measure X is a general sales tax, which can be spent any way local officials want. City Hall has no desire to protect taxpayers. There is absolutely no ironclad intent. That concerns us.
STA is a 501(c)4 public benefit corporation. Contributions are not tax deductible, but are spent responsibly to give taxpayers a voice against profligate spending. We welcome all to join us or fund our efforts. Contact us at info@StanislausTaxPayersAssoc.org.
president, Stanislaus Taxpayers Association
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