Mayor Philly Gordon, Phoenix’s high flyin’ international jet-setter, is looking for a cash infusion for the monetarily anemic city. In addition to recently raising fees for numerous city services, Phil Gordon is now “floating” the idea of a “temporary sales-tax increase,” according to a report in the daily.
And why not? The concept was certainly a winner for Gov. Jan Brewer.
Suggestion to Slippery Phil: How about defunding the costly Sanctuary City policies you oversee, which provide refuge to illegal aliens as well as ensuring funding for their education, medical care, and the high costs associated with law enforcement, prosecution and incarceration incurred by many of the lawbreakers.
In addition, the idea of rewarding a censured spendthrift of taxpayer funds with the job of county manager is preposterous, yet Gordon cast his ballot for David Cavazos, despite his week-long disciplinary work suspension and imposition of sanctions in the form of reimbursement for his personal travel extravagances,
Another example of city wastefulness is the “ very, very severe” punishing salary of a mere $81,245 to the city’s chief spokesman, David Ramirez for his ongoing crude and vulgar mistreatment of subordinates. Ramirez had previously earned $105,368 plus numerous perks — including a monthly car allowance of $435.
We don’t need no stinkin’ tax increase, Mayor. We need tax relief. There are additional places to cut. When you get off the plane, take a look around City Hall.