BRIDGEPORT COUNCIL – The Bridgeport City Council meets 7 tonight at City Hall. Council members will consider an amended ordinance on brush and tree limb collection and dispersing hotel occupancy tax dollars to the high school boys and girls basketball booster clubs . Wise County Messenger Update
Please remind me why our government donates tax revenue to charities they deem worthy? If there was ever sound reasoning against this form of collecting and dispersing tax revenue, it’s in this video, “Not Yours To Give” by Davy Crockett.
This money is not theirs to give to anyone. The government has no right to give public money to any charity or any special interest! Label me whatever you want, after you listen to the video linked above.
What’s even more perplexing is the timing, since the city of Bridgeport will probably lose millions from the bankruptcy of the hospital. (Hide and watch!) Who will suffer this loss? The citizens, businesses and property owners of Bridgeport through loss of services and/or rate, fee and tax increases.
If they can give money to sports boosters, they can lower the electricity rates, which are sky high and causing people to move out of the city limits.
It is the taxpayer’s money and should be used in the course of doing city business, not to pay for pizzas after ball games... We, as individuals, should choose and give to our own charities, preferably from money acquired through a lesser tax burden...