Did anyone hear this wonderful tidbit of news? Loudoun Supervisor Stevens Miller recently moved into Delegate Tom Rust’s district. It appears that he is renting out a townhouse in Sterling and keeping his house in the Broadlands. Sounds like someone wants to fire things up and challenge.
Too bad, Miller is a carpetbagger and hasn’t even finished out his term on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. Is this really the type of person you want representing you in the Virginia General Assembly? No, didn’t think so!
With the current budget crisis and in these trying economic times, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are raising your property taxes. According to The Washington Post, the final rate will not be set until a later date, but no doubt, this will cause more economic hardships for working families here in Fairfax County. The proposed fee is $1.05 per $100 assessed value, along with a stormwater service charge.
In the current economic situation, there are ways to be innovative in the legislative process that will not necessarily raise taxes. One of those innovative ideas is to eliminate all wasteful expenditures by sitting down and reviewing the budget carefully. From there, make any essential cuts. Of course, programs are going to be eliminated, but this is the only way we can solve this problems. Trust me, I would rather have an unnecessary service eliminated, rather than having a tax increase.
Maybe, it is time for Fairfax County to take a fiscally responsible approach and find ways to eliminate unnecessary programs, as well as reducing spending. It’s now or never, and the residents of Fairfax County are certainly feeling the pinch more due to rising unemployment rates, etc.