Sales tax increase request is an insult to our intelligence

How many city managers do we need in Montgomery County, plus a county administrator?

Is it any wonder there aren’t enough tax dollars to keep them all paid? Same goes for mayors, commissioners, trustees, school superintendents and police chiefs.

We’re working on a complete database of all of the “leaders” and their costs to the tax payers as part of our project to “reconstruct Dayton” and we’re hoping for your help.

Please consider attending the first of the sales tax increase public sessions on Tuesday, June 20 at 6 pm on the 10th Floor of the Montgomery County Building.

We’re wondering if while everyone is debating the tax- anyone dares to debate the value all these banana republics sap from the taxpayers pockets.


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