Tomorrow, Saturday, May 1, 2010, voters in Bossier City will go to the polls to vote on whether or not to approve an increase to the tax millage that will be dedicated to police and fire.
Bossier City officials warn that police officers and fire fighters will be laid off if the tax increase does not pass.
If you Google "police and fire millages around the country", you will see time and time again that whenever governing bodies want more taxes, the first hostages they take are police officers and fire fighters .
Until police officers, fire fighters, and the citizens they protect and serve, rise up and demand accountability from elected officials in how tax dollars are spent, this scenario will continue to occur.
Taxpayers in Bossier City will come through tomorrow and approve the tax increase, but not because they think Bossier City government has been wise with tax dollars. Taxpayers will approve the millage because their heroes are the underpaid, overworked police officers and fire fighters of Bossier City. Every one of those heroes would gladly ransom us. Once again, we have to ransom them.
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