The Trumansburg School Board has put together a budget for us to vote on, on May 15th. They cut several teaching positions because they feel that keeping taxes low is more important than our future. There will be a very, very small tax levy increase. I won’t have the opportunity to vote to restore the teaching positions.
On a similar theme, the Tompkins County Legislature has forced the closing of the county’s home health care agency. They claim that patients will continue to receive high quality care, but this will be up to the owners of private health care agencies, and that usually means that profit is a higher priority than patient care.
And of course, the Village of Trumansburg is now billing for EMS which makes it very likely that those of us that either don’t have health insurance, have insufficient insurance, or fear that our crappy insurance companies won’t pay for one reason or another, will not call.
Does anyone notice a trend?
In Washington they are discussing Medicare and Social Security cuts.
We are going down the drain, but our valiant representatives are fighting to keep our taxes low. We in the 99% wouldn’t even have to pay higher taxes (although I would) we simply have to end imperialism and tax the rich at 1970′s levels, to restore a sane social safety net, and offer a good education to every child.