Gas prices are impacting Tippecanoe County budget

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High fuel prices are forcing many families to make changes. And now the same is true for local governments. Full Story
Cathy

United States

#1 Aug 25, 2008
How can they expect to get more money for raises when the paying people are getting hit hard themselves. They are paid with OUR hard earned tax money and the poor (less than $60,000 per year) end up paying more than the rich and famous. We can't keep doing that. Taxes are too high now.....don't you see all of us loosing our homes? One woman blew her head off, because she was praying for a miracle so that she did not have to tell her family that they were loosing everything. What is RIGHT in this world anymore? Don't you ever have GOOD news?

Since: Jul 08

Lafayette

#2 Aug 29, 2008
Too much of a price increase too fast, that will get your attention, you can blame this on some fat cat speculators trying to make a fast buck, they have no feelings for anyone else!
BAG

Berwyn, IL

#3 Aug 29, 2008
"One lady blew her head off." Real classy Cathy.
And, "under 60k a year is poor?" HA. Last I checked the Median Household income for this town was in the mid 30's. I'm sorry, if someone views themself as being "poor" when turning 60,000/yr, they're living beyone their means.

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