Sadly, here is the real world, we have not seen an actual tax rollback on our planet in our lifetime. You may hear of them discussed in Washington D.C. or over intoxicating discussions at the hookah bar. All of this talk is pure fantasy; every day of every month of every year our taxes go up. And up.
Up. Not. Down.
On June 20th, Commissioner Jack McGuffey hopped up on his soap box and pounded his demand we roll back the taxes. As we reported earlier, this was pure showmanship. Everyone in attendance knew there was exactly zero chance of a TRIC induced tax rollback. Still, a “Special Meeting” was called to see if the county leaders could wish hard enough for the magical event to come true.
It did not.
In her report of the latest Storey County Commissioners meeting held on July 18th, Nicole Barde delivers her usual excellent reporting of the high and low lights of the meeting.
Her dead-on-point assessment of the Tax-Roll-Back-Re-Electioneering-Parade-with-Dogs-and-Ponies-and-Cake-and-Ice-Cream-For-Everyone-Show reveals how this exercise will amount to a whole lot of activity and zero in the results department.
From Nicole Barde of the BardeBlog:
Summary of the July 18, 2017 Storey County Commission meeting
WITH THE PROCLAMATION THAT “IT’S EASIER TO LOWER TAXES THAN TO RAISE THEM” THE BRAKES HAVE BEEN APPLIED TO THE RUNAWAY TRAIN THAT IS THE “IMMEDIATE TAX REBATE BECAUSE I PROMISED” AS DECLARED BY COMMISSIONER JACK MCGUFFEY.
By Nicole Barde