Category Archives: Taxes & Fees

All blog posts related to County and City taxation and fees

Winners and Losers

  People win and lose in the political world.  In the case of the LCSS budget discussions for the 2011-12 School Year, taxpayers lost.  No, there won’t be another forced property tax hike, but the people of this state and county … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Education, Election 2012, Lee County Politics, Taxes & Fees | 11 Comments

Slings Needed for Back Slapping and Arm Twisting

  Careful folks, arm slings are probably going to be in short supply around Sanford for the next several days.  There has been so much backslapping and arm-twisting over the school budget request debates that there just can be no … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Education, Lee County Politics, Taxes & Fees | 3 Comments

Dear Governette…

I would like to suggest that you tell your Democrat allies in the General Assembly they really shouldn’t be talking about late night deals.  Mr. Hackney is decrying the midnight vote that passed a budget that will help put NC … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Capital Improvements, Economic Development, Education, Taxes & Fees | 7 Comments

The “Deal” and Politics of “Personal Destruction”

If you haven’t read this morning’s paper, please do. Seems our county manager, the “revered”  John Crumpton, the one who got a housing stipend and a raise from the CONSERVATIVE BOC members, the one who we were told does his job … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Education, Lee County Politics, Taxes & Fees | 10 Comments

Analysis of Public Comments- Lee County Budget

I’ve reviewed the recorded public comments on the Lee County 2011-2012 budget, held last Monday night.  Here are my observations and conclusions. 1.  Seating capacity for this public comment session was in the neighborhood of 280 people.  That number was exceeded with … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Education, Lee County Politics, Taxes & Fees | 2 Comments

Shame on Representative Stone!

Here’s a Letter to the Editor Submitted to Bill & Billy at The Herald in response to the headline article from their June 7th paper.  Let’s pray they print it this week: Dear Editor: Shame on Representative Mike Stone for not teaching his daughter about … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Education, Lee County Politics, Taxes & Fees | 4 Comments

victima argumentum ad hominem

   When you can’t reasonably, logically, factually, or rationally argue the merits of an assertion, attack the veracity or the character of the person making the assertion.  There’s a Latin phrase for it, victima argumentum ad hominem, and it’s an idea that’s been … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Education, Lee County Politics, Taxes & Fees | 25 Comments