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Tax Referendum Sept 19th

Tax Referendum Sept 19th
Letters to the Editor: Wanting to make a difference in taxpayers lives
3:10 pm CDT September 1, 2015 Homer Horizon

Radio host and former Congressman Joe Walsh is coming to Homer Township Saturday, Sept. 19 to make a difference in the lives of the people of Homer Township, getting signatures in support of the property tax referendum initiated by Steve Balich (meeting at Mullets Sports Bar & Restaurant to go get signatures at 1 p.m. and returning at 4 p.m. for pizza). Currently there is enough signatures to get on the ballot. The goal is 2,000 signatures, but 3,000 would be better, to stand up to any challenges. Former Congressman Joe Walsh will help to finish the job making sure it is on the ballot.100_1477100_1474

Once this passes March 15, 2016, the people will be one step closer to taking back control of their government. The issue is not about political parties. It is a people issue benefiting every citizen. Raising property tax takes money from every family. If you rent, taxes go up, then so will your rent. When taxes go up, so do prices you pay when buying things, since business has more expense which will pass on to the consumer. Raising taxes increases the cost of doing business and our cost of living, taking more of our hard-earned cash.

In a representative democracy, citizens allow others — usually elected officials — to represent them in government processes, including property tax increases. Although this is an advisory referendum, meaning the taxing bodies can ignore the will of the people, it is the strongest statement citizens can make to these officials, clearly stating the will of the citizens. This is our opportunity to make a difference and make our voice heard. If a person on a board goes contrary to the will of the people, that person needs to be voted out.

The petition for the March 15 ballot reads: “Shall each taxing body located partially or wholly within Homer Township be required to seek voter approval by referendum prior to increasing its annual total property tax Levy? Yes or No”

I want to thank all the local volunteers, Walsh Freedom, Americans for Prosperity and Joe Walsh for all their help. We are getting close to the goal and will achieve it. God bless everyone!
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Steve Balich, Will County Board and Homer Glen resident 815 557-7196 sbalich@comcast.net

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