When a businessman comes out for a tax increase, people should take notice.
John Colone wants Livingston County officials to levy one/20th of a mill to help our county veterans. The day after Memorial Day, when county communities put on six parades to honor our veterans, the Republicans who run the county want to "study" whether we really need to help out our veterans.
Our veterans didn't "study" whether they should respond when the country needed them. But when they need help, the local Republican response is, we'll think about it.
The tax increase Colone is seeking on behalf of the veterans amounts to 2 cents a day on a house with a $150,0000 taxable value. And Colone proposed that some of the $400,000 raised be used to offset other county funds going to veterans, easing the burden on the county budget.
Two cents a day.
We're about to find out if Republicans think our veterans are worth 2 cents a day.