The members of the Woonsocket Taxpayer Coalition would like to express our thanks to Representatives Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, Jon Brien and Robert Phillips for hearing the pleas of the Taxpayers of the City of Woonsocket, RI and defeating the Supplemental Tax Bill.
We fully support their decision and offer our ideas and suggestions to our representatives. Know that you are not alone in this battle to save our city.
We understand that taxes are a part of life and, as citizens, it is our duty to pay taxes and support our government but, it is also the responsibility of our government to spend our tax dollars wisely and in our best interest.
Furthermore, in this time of fiscal crisis, we do not expect the city employees to bear an unreasonable share of the financial burden.
It is our contention that all of the citizens and employees of the City of Woonsocket share this burden in a fair and equitable manner that will bring all to the bargaining table, including the taxpayers.
The Woonsocket Taxpayer Coalition is here to inform and educate the taxpayers of Woonsocket as well as advise and monitor our elected officials.
"You don't have to belong to a union to be united", and, as taxpayers in this city, we are ten thousand strong. We urge all citizens of our great city to take a larger role in the community and hold our elected officials accountable for actions that affect our livelihood and overall quality of life.
Especially when it comes to spending our tax dollars.
Again, we would like to thank our representatives and hope that the Budget Commission follows their example.