To The Editor: After hearing that your county taxes are going up 2.8% this year, you now know why the elections are always before the budget vote.
Those legislators that voted to raise your taxes and not to reduce the budget are glad you voted for them before you found out they were going to raise your taxes.
They are glad that you voted for them before you found out that they would rather raise your taxes then take a cut in pay.
They are glad you voted for them before you found out that they would rather raise your taxes then give up their mileage reimbursement.
They are glad that you voted for them before you found out they would rather raise your taxes than cut the cost of buying chairs for a $1,000.
They are glad that they didn’t have to vote on the rental fee on using county highway equipment again before the elections. You would have seen who wants to charge your town or village to use equipment your tax dollars already paid for.
The big thing they are thankful for is that elections are two years away and are one year away after the next budget. That means they are counting on your memory being short and you forgetting how they voted to raise your taxes.
Remember this: The Republican party holds a majority in the county legislative body.
That means anything that happens there is with their approval. Anything!
Taxes go up because they vote them to go up. Tipping fees go up it’s because they vote them to go up.
You elected them!
Frank Castiglia Jr. County Legislator 25th District