Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Council Member From Bloomington Opines That Indianapolis Residents Would Support Income Tax Increase For Public Safety
The businessman from Bloomington, Jefferson Shreve, who was appointed to the Indianapolis City-County Council to fill the vacancy of Councilor Jeff Cardwell, offers his opinion as a member of the IMPD Staffing Commission that Indianapolis residents would support an income tax increase for public safety. Note that Mr. Shreve could not have been paying income taxes to Marion County until he decided he was an Indianapolis resident a short time before his appointment to the council, and he certainly wasn't a resident in 2007 when our city's residents got hit with a 65% income tax increase to support public safety, which promised more police officers that were in fact never hired because Mayor Greg "Public Safety is Job One" Ballard and a majority of those elected to the City-County Council decided that spending money to fund private development projects for downtown and to provide additional subsidies to the billionaire sports team owners and downtown convention business was more important than public safety. Shreve's primary residence was located in Bloomington according to his voter registration records until a short time before he became a member of the Indianapolis City-County Council by appointment last year, and now he gets to decide how much the rest of us will have to pay in taxes who've been living here all along. The downtown mafia couldn't have picked a better person to carry their water for them, eh? If you're a legitimate resident of Shreve's district, consider running against him so the people of your district have a voice on the council, not just someone who is going to ape the talking points of the downtown mafia.
Have you forgotten these Internet ads the Marion County Republican Party and then-candidate Greg Ballard messaged against then-Mayor Bart Peterson and the Democratic-controlled council?