Ralph Buona Wants To Raise Your Taxes!
Of course if you were a huge SCTV fan like I am, you would say that in your best Lola Heatherton impersonation voice (classic SCTV bit where Lola, played by the great Catherine O’Hara, would blab out “I wanna bear your children” in bad attempts at comedy).
Since only at best two TC readers will get that, on to the meat of the post.
Someone sent me a copy of Ralph Buona’s latest Facebook page update. he actually talks about how funding Metro will only cost us 3.5 cents additional on the tax rate. Yep, rich Telos VP Ralph Buona is telling us peons that it will only costs us a few bucks to make his pals at the Chamber very very rich and provide basically no overall transportation benefit.
Here are his own words. I cannot believe he thought it would be a good idea to post this:
Erika Jacobson Moore pens a good overview of our finance work session on Rail to Loudoun last night. We discussed various funding options, including special tax districts around the stations, commercial & industrial taxes and general fund revenue. KEY TAKE-AWAY — if the BOS chose to rely on general fund revenue (only one possible scenario), the tax rate would only be raised about 3.5 cents… which is about $98 per year for the average homeowner or .27 cents a day.
Postscript – On second thought, the parallels between the fictional Lola Heatherton and the song and dance the Metro proponents are pushing on us really do have a lot in common!