Friday, September 26, 2008
Moscrip Hits Rodman For Playing Politics With Tax Bills
Marion County Republican Treasurer candidate David Moscrip hit Mike Rodman, the current occupant of that office, for suggesting he might not send out tax bills until after this November's election. In a moment of candor with a reporter for the Star, Rodman let it slip that he had no intention of sending out tax bills right before this November's election. Now he's saying that the election has nothing to do with it; the bills won't be ready to be mailed until mid-to late November. The real problem here is the cost of Rodman's delay. Local governments in Marion County have been forced to borrow money because the bills are going out so late. The longer it takes to get those tax bills mailed, the more interest cost local governments will incur. The failure of the township assessors to do their job in the first instance is the culprit of this problem. Voters need to remember to vote to abolish these outdated vestiges in November. Rodman, on the other hand, does not appear to be doing his job in getting out the bills in an expeditious manner in light of the circumstances and mitigating the damage from the township assessors' failures.