Annexation debate gets red-hot in WNC

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Grow the hell up

Greensboro, NC

#82 Jul 4, 2007
You Silly Hicks!

Municipal services cost money, and somebody must pick up the tab.
If you want services, you must pay for them, not rely on those who live within the city limits to pay for them for you. If you don't want the services, then tell the city not to provide you with police, water/sewer, fire protection, et al. Let the county do it, pay your lower taxes and enjoy your reduced services.

“Resist the Invasion!”

Since: Feb 07

Nebo, NC

#83 Jul 5, 2007
Grow the hell up wrote:
You Silly Hicks!
Municipal services cost money, and somebody must pick up the tab.
If you want services, you must pay for them, not rely on those who live within the city limits to pay for them for you. If you don't want the services, then tell the city not to provide you with police, water/sewer, fire protection, et al. Let the county do it, pay your lower taxes and enjoy your reduced services.
That's exactly our point: most of the folks being involuntarily annexed don't want the stupid municipal services in the firt place! We "Silly Hicks" would LOVE it if you townies would just leave us alone and be content with all of the commercial revenue which we spend in your incorporated areas -- without taxing us off our land to boot!

Jeff Dreibus

Since: Feb 07

Wake Co.

#84 Jul 5, 2007
Jeff,

I agree with you that the cities have little to justify their revenue demands for their out of control spending habits to those who are satisfied with the comparatively minimal government services that the county provides.

I also agree with you that much of what the cities spend their residents tax dollars on our socialist style redistribution schemes. And they often openly admit to that intent when they try to justify forced annexation.

They also admit that they want to "capture" businesses that opened their doors outside the city limits. They can then make the paper claim that the city itself is a "job center" even though the majority of new jobs created are still actually out in the suburbs. Then they tax and regulate those businesses to death. Unless it's a very big business with lots of political clout. Then they throw the citizen tax revenue at them.

Yes, Wake County is a mess and that is probably due to the fact that there are so many municipalities in Wake. And the little that is unincorporated has been divvied up on paper to them. The County Commmissioners sold out the unincorporated land owners long ago.

If my neighborhood is annexed, the city won't provide me with one single thing that I want or need. I LIKE paying the small family business that picks up my trash and recycling!
I don't WANT that ability to pay a private business for the service replaced by government trucks picking it up at the taxpayers expense.

Cities make small businesses suffer the most and private responsiblity is replaced by dependence on the government. That STINKS!

“Resist the Invasion!”

Since: Feb 07

Nebo, NC

#85 Jul 5, 2007
C Heath,

Glad we found some common ground.

Jeff Dreibus

Since: Feb 07

Wake Co.

#86 Jul 5, 2007
Jeff,

I think we probably agree on most points. Any appearance of disagreement was most likely a misunderstanding. I apologize if I was unclear in anything I've said.

C Heath

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