Councilwoman Beth Mason – Make BA Liston give you back your money

Dear Friend,

 If you overpaid your phone bill would you ask for your money back? What about your tax bill? 

Two years ago Hoboken’s municipal taxes went up 84%, and the city has been overtaxing you ever since. This resulted in a $20 million tax surplus, but the politicians in City Hall don’t want to give your money back. 

They want to keep it. 

And worse yet they want to spend it. 

Hoboken Business Administrator Arch Liston is on record saying that the upcoming budget will not provide any real tax relief. Liston says returning your money would be “totally irresponsible”.   Instead he and Mayor Zimmer plan to continue to overtax you and spend your money on labor contracts in 2011 rather than make good on their promise to provide a 25% tax cut.      

I urge you to make your voice heard at the next Hoboken City Council meeting on September 1st when the City Council will vote to introduce Mayor Zimmer’s budget. 

Tell City Hall to give your money back and cut your taxes immediately.     

Please do not hesitate to contact me at (201) 916-8244 or   I look forward to speaking with you soon. 

Thank you for your time. 


Talking Ed Note: No matter how you slice it, taxes are a big issue with an angry electorate.  Reserves, surplus, restricted, constricted who cares?  That will be the response of many folks who will only hear, or barely hear what’s what and the ins and outs.  

Considering the overwhelming tax burden, many voters will just say, “Show me the money.”  MSV would like to see this done and of course it should be done responsibly.  But Paul Swibinski is on the job and he’s thoroughly tested this message, at least $3,000 a month’s worth, not including extra charges for photos, superfluous payouts to Fin Boy to post on, etc.

It’s a small town and you would think truth does get around, but the bet here pardon the pun, is that it won’t.  And this time, Da Horsey can say, cynicism may in fact pay.  And that’s why I’m vot’in for Bet Mazin.

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