Stop a Tax Increase in Williamson County
Since 2008, America has struggled through what many call the Great Recession. The real unemployment rate has risen nationwide to 16.6% with underemployment at 18.4%, meaning that at least 35% of Americans are much worse off today than they were three years ago.
In Williamson County, TN we have fared better than the national average, but with a local unemployment rate of 6.6%, many families and small-businesses are hurting.
Yet, while most of us have tightened our belt since 2008, Williamson County government has increased spending by 13%!
While most Tennesseans have seen their spending power remain stagnant, or significantly depleted, county government has increased its spending dramatically. Now, to fund this reckless spending, the County Commission is considering a giant property tax increase.
Williamson County Commissioners are considering raising the property tax levy by a whopping 23 cents.
Click here to contact the Williamson County Commissioners, tell them you want county government to reduce spending, not take more from struggling taxpayers.
County spending for the General Fund, Waste and Sanitation, Public Works, General Purpose School and Debt Services have all risen drastically since 2008.
The County Commission wants to increase spending even more by coupling salary increases for county workers with the giant property tax hike. While everyone deserves a fair wage, it is irresponsible for the county commission to support increasing spending without the funding to do it.
Raising taxes in a struggling economy is not only bad policy; it is unfair to the thousands of people in Williamson Country struggling to make ends meet.
County government is growing too rapidly; spending is the problem, not lack of revenue.
Contact the County Commission today by clicking here and tell them you want spending cuts, not tax increases.