Thursday, June 4, 2015

County Freeholders hearing hosted in Hoboken tonight: Tax hikes front and center

Like ships passing in the night, the legislative body of Hudson County will come sailing through Hoboken tonight for a meeting of the freeholders.

In attendance among the nine is Hoboken's representative Anthony "Stick" Romano.

The passing of the ships is akin to a tanker being intercepted by Somali pirates. The ships are certainly passing but the tidings are not friendly.

Hudson County is pillaging Hoboken with double digit tax increases annually and it's sent that portion of the tax bill to the stratosphere as illustrated in this chart over the last five years.

While Mayor Zimmer is a fiscal hawk said by political opponents to treat the City's money like her own, Hudson County's appetite is insatiable when it comes to pirating Hoboken taxpayers. 

Hudson County, re: the celebrated HudCo machine which celebrated its almost completely unoppossed primary victory on Tuesday is in little mood to hear Hoboken complaining about taxes.

They haven't even begun cleaning up the champagne bottles from the party. 

The intentions are clear both by inference and by history and the latest tax hikes on the table. Hudson County intends to bleed Hoboken for as long as it can, however it can. The patient is hospitalized but optimistic it can survive. Will the patient take the hit lying down?

Tonight the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders will be making its Somali pirate pit-stop into Hoboken at 6:00 PM.  Yes, it's at 6:00 when most of you are still working trying to figure out how to keep your family above the rising tide.

There will be however time to sign up and speak your peace when you arrive for public portion soon after.

The question is will even a half-dozen Hoboken residents among 52,000 show up to voice resistance?


"WE KNOW THINGS ARE BAD. WORSE THAN BAD. THEY'RE CRAZY"





So, the question is do you give a pause and throttle or shake the HudCo machine draining you and yours of your economic freedom or will you elect to say as in this movie clip:

 "Please. At least leave us alone in our living rooms." 

So get up now and go to City Hall up the steps to City Council Chambers on the first floor and tell them you're not going to take it anymore. Or at least tell them something. Short of that, HudCo is merely passing through like Somali pirates for a pitstop pickup in Hoboken with a steely smile.

TONIGHT'S MAIN EVENT: CITY HALL - COUNCIL CHAMBERS BEGINNING 6:00

THE HUDSON COUNTY FREEHOLDERS WILL VISIT HOBOKEN FOR A PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE PILLAGING HOBOKEN AGAIN.