May 8, 2012 by wcobserver
You’ve heard the old saying, “give a man a fish you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for life.” So what if the man already knows how to fish but lives too far from the water to be able to fish. You can say, “too bad Fella, I’ll toss you a fish whenever I’m feeling generous” or you can say, “of course I’ll kick in less than the price of a fish to help you get there.” That’s what the transit tax is about. At 25 cents per $100 spent, the increase out of the average taxpayer’s pocket will be equal to a pound of catfish or a name-brand can of albacore tuna – but it will allow ORT to extend transit hours to 10:30 p.m. instead of the current 6 p.m. (3:30 p.m. on reduced schedule). People who right now are unemployed would be able to apply for and get to retail jobs and shift jobs. I’m in for that.
Washington County Justice of the Peace, District 6