(Wayne Allyn Root, Las Vegas Review-Journal) – For this column, I will hand out my Hall of Shame awards.
My first award goes to Nevada’s local governments. They are demanding a property tax increase. They want to remove the cap on the property tax. Governments are filled with people who love to spend OPM (other people’s money). Did you know local and state governments across America collected all-time record property taxes in 2016? As in the most in history. Ever.
But they always need more. It’s never enough. Because greedy governments spend it all. Double it, triple it, quadruple it. They’ll still spend it — and about 30 percent more. Then they’ll tell you it wasn’t enough. They waste our hard-earned money. Their results are pathetic. Government fails at most everything it does. Then the bureaucrats blame us and demand more.
It’s time for citizens to tell government officials to make do with less. Learn to live on a budget. Or just maybe, cut your own obscene salaries and pensions. Nevada’s greedy local governments join the Hall of Shame.