Joke on home­own­ers

The Times-Tribune - - Editorial -

Edi­tor: Lack­awanna County res­i­dents de­serve a prop­erty re­assess­ment.

I guess tax­ing equal­ity does not ex­ist here. But the “Cheese and Lau­reen Show” in county gov­ern­ment has de­ter­mined that mak­ing the right and just de­ci­sion does not equal re-elec­tion. With such a great dis­par­ity of as­sess­ments over the past 50 years, one-third of home­own­ers have been get­ting hosed. The com­mis­sion­ers were elected to make the tough de­ci­sions, not just the de­ci­sion to get them re-elected.

There was no ref­er­en­dum to sink a boat­load of money into the county’s pur­chase of the for­mer Globe Store and the com­mis­sion­ers made that de­ci­sion pretty quickly.

County res­i­dents are be­ing played and it has to be fixed. What a joke. But sadly, the joke is on the home­own­ers — let’s all re­mem­ber when the com­mis­sion­ers come up for re-elec­tion. MICHAEL WALSH DUN­MORE

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