Lake County officials, go study Budgeting 101

2013-08-30T00:00:00Z Lake County officials, go study Budgeting 101 nwitimes.com
August 30, 2013 12:00 am

Indiana's personal income tax is outrageous. Lake County must learn to budget tighter.

Then reading how hard it is for politicians to live within their budget, I changed my mind. OK, a half percent in income tax would be all right. Raises for police officers, firefighters, infrastructure and the "no-goodnicks" could dabble their toes in remaining money from the half percent, if it was voted in.

Commissioner Mike Repay did his duty and abstained from voting, thereby giving the go ahead, and the 1.5 percent income tax was voted in.

How loud do I have to scream? This is way too much. The no-goodnicks will drown in this windfall. It will be a free-for-all with who could grab the most and the fastest.

No administrator pensions.

Now I ask Repay, how fast will you request 5 percent? Stop already. On the QT, when are you going to give yourselves 100 percent raises?

Go learn Budgeting 101. Purdue University Calumet is within our city limits. Use their facilities.

— Joanne Paulich, Hammond

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