To the Editor: I read the headline "Budget hikes spending, not taxes" and agreed with almost all of it. One thing. Mayor Picozzi stated that this is not "the political thing to do." I think he's looking back to the Avedisian administration's years of
To the Editor:
I read the headline “Budget hikes spending, not taxes” and agreed with almost all of it. One thing. Mayor Picozzi stated that this is not “the political thing to do.” I think he’s looking back to the Avedisian administration’s years of tax-and-spend, tax-and-spend, mindset. In today’s Warwick, it is the “new political thing to do,” and he deserves credit for recognizing that.
I agree with the mayor that “people are hurting” and I applaud him for feeling that “taxpayers need a breather now.” His decisions so far, have benefited the Warwick taxpayer greatly.
In my mayoral campaigns, I created the platform “Cut Taxes – Cut Spending.” That was a lasting success that caused taxpayers to stand up for their rights; council members to reject 29 tax-increasing amendments of Mayor Avedisian in 2017, Mayor Joe Solomon to follow suit with NO TAX INCREASES in his budget, and now, present Mayor Picozzi to find a way to increase spending WITHOUT a tax increase! THAT is a win-win!
Warwick is a better place to live today. Taxpayers are getting much more for their money, and the “80,000 taxpayers that are paying the tab” are approaching me with good news; not horror stories.
I know it wasn’t all my accomplishment, but I’m proud that the time, effort and money I put into that campaign, had something to do with the “new political thing to do.”
Happy spring, everyone!