So now we are going to be burdened with a community college. Our county executive and County Council are now going into full swing to bamboozle the County Taxpayer into believing it’ll be so easy to pay for.
They keep pushing the mantra of no scenario of taxes will be raised in its infancy of the community college, so that just means not yet, but there will be taxes raised later for it.
Another mantra is that the funding will come from the revenue accrued from casino gaming. OK, how much casino gaming revenue has been accrued during the pandemic shutdown? Are they going to bleed the casino dry to accrue their precious revenue, although the casino is taking losses just like every other “non-essential” business, and then when they can’t afford to stay open anymore trying to pay off all these funded projects, plus the added burden of a community college, they will shut down and leave the county to go somewhere else where they won’t be bled dry.
The County Executive and accountant were bragging about their 2018 budget that there would be no new county tax for a community tax for a decade. Right, because they already got one! Anyone remember the vehicle registration fee/gouge that was forced upon the county? It was supposed to be for that McBride Viaduct Restoration fiasco, and County Council had already said the revenue from that would be redirected to the community college!
Folks, we are already paying for it, they just think we forgot about it. Then they claim if there was a tax increase for the community college, it would be “modest.” Really? Is there any tax increase whatsoever considered “modest”?
They keep citing that one part of paying for the community college is State aid, which is actually state tax dollars, you know, the things we keep paying for anyways, although i’ts claimed no new taxes for the community college in the near future?
You would think Erie County is barren of any kind of colleges or trade and business schools whatsoever listening to the propaganda being spewed like a baby with a mouthful of sour broccoli, but hold on … there’s one, two … Wow! There are a whole bunch of them in the county, with all kinds of courses, too! Why do they keep refusing to answer the questions of: Why is it, that a community college is supposed to be the magical cure-all of society’s ills, why isn’t there one in every city, town, village, borough, township, and cul-de-sac of the Commonwealth?
And with that, if a community college is so awesome and the only way to save the day, why hasn’t there been a new community college built in Pennsylvania since 1993 if a community college is the only way to turn Erie County into a virtual utopia?
You would think there would have been dozens of them built across the Commonwealth in the meantime, don’t you think?