|He ran on a campaign of lowering taxes & cutting spending.
Is Mayor Drew performing up to your standards?
What does Rep. Joe Serra have to say?
|The Insider can't find anyone who
will admit on record they
voted for the Democrats on Council or the Mayor!
As a way of off setting the $1 Million dollars overspent by the Board of Education that Mayor Drew says "was just a difference in accounting principles", the Insider has decided to sell these tee shirts as a way to create
Checks can be made out to Nancy Haynes, business manager at the BOE, or Barbara Senges, or just light the check on fire because that's pretty much where the money will end up anyway. The Insider does not advocate cutting education, however, citizens have not learned and want to increase funding to the BOE since management of such funds has gone so well in the past. Thirty four citizens spoke at the budget hearing held in the Council Chambers April 26, 2012 in favor of increased BOE funding without the BOE providing a line item budget or any additional transparency (see our previous article which explains why by law the BOE administration doesn't have to do this). Insider is wondering- since a person's tax bill is only representative of the minimum a household is required to pay for property tax- if those who feel this budget is justified why cannot they pay more if they want to so badly? The Insider checked with the Tax Office, and discovered if people wanted to pay more in taxes to Middletown they may, the government will gladly accept donations! So s since taxes are likely only going up 2 mils, anyone wishing to pay 3 mils may do so! It's for the kids people! Monies will be spent on more international trips to Asia and Europe for Mayor Drew in the name of job creation for Middletown, additional aides to the 3 extra he has requested in his budget, and ipads for all Democrats on the Common Council, ( the mayor already has $3,000.00 set aside in his proposed budget for his personal communication devices, so why not share the love and get some for everyone on our dime?) The Insider tried to find people who voted for Drew and the Democrats to add insight to this article, but no one we talked to would admit they supported these politicians.