To all Manatee County residents.
It is time to impeach our county commissioners if they continue to raise any more taxes on the residents of Manatee County. Our residents need to do something to stop the commissioners from raising our taxes whenever they want.
Our commissioners do not need to act in the same manner as our federal government by taking money from our seniors' Social Security income and not replenishing it. Our seniors living on Social Security income cannot afford these tax increases. Their Social Security incomes cannot afford any increase.
My retirement monies will not increase. Social Security monies are supposed to be increased by 1.5 percent. Compare that to the 10 percent increase in the utility fee that county commissioners just passed. This will place seniors and residents in a tight financial position which they cannot afford.
It is time for our county commissioners to step up to the plate and assist our low-income and senior residents in Manatee County. Businesses do not feel the impact of tax increases as much as the residents and seniors do.
I have been a resident of Manatee County for 34 years and I and other residents of our county are being taxed more than our budgets can handle. I say "no" to more taxes.