It's time to think about raising that sales tax to address the cash-strapped county's budget woes, says Greg Jolivette, lame duck Butler County commissioner whose failed primary campaign focused, in part, on what a great thing that low sales tax was.That is rather petty of you, sir, and clearly you are not the man I thought you were. I am deeply disappointed... Go out with some dignity, Greg, don't go out like this...
"I thought it should put a little feather in our cap that we did maintain that. But I wasn't successful with that argument," he said of the May primary he lost to Cindy Carpenter.
"I don't hear people saying "I think I'll shop in Butler County because it will save me a quarter percent,' " Jolivette saidThose of us who actually work for a living are pinching our pennies, Commissioner. If you weren't so out of touch, maybe you'd have won re-election.
UPDATE: Mad props to Judge Sharon Kennedy for saying: "I'm a tax payer. I pay enough," she said. "To say I now have to shoulder something else because we can't make tough decisions and cuts, as a taxpayer I'm not satisfied with that." -- Keep an eye on this one, folks, she's got star power!