Numbers don’t lie, but our Mayor and Commissioner Rogers sure do!
During the last Mayoral campaign, Mayor Jack Seiler spoke frequently about how he has reduced the City’s operational Budget since he has been Mayor over the last 3 years. He repeated this so often, that Commissioner (and fellow attorney) Romney Rogers began parroting the same “mantra” during his re-election campaign too. Both elected officials deliberately misprepresented the truth. I have spoken regularly over the last 4 years about our City’s unbridled addiction to spending taxpayer’s money on stupid and wasteful projects, and how we need to cut spending.
Now a local neighborhood activist (Cal Deal) has compiled the REAL FACTS behind our City’s spending addiction in an easy to understand chart. Here it is:
As you can see by this chart provided by Cal Deal, our City has taken (and spent) more of your money over the last 3 years. The City has not reduced spending, as Seiler and Rogers claim.
There is nothing honorable about winning an election when you have to lie to get re-elected. And Jack has become an expert at it. Just read his election campaign literature from earlier this year. Go to: Political Baloney.
Unfortunately, most registered voters in Fort Lauderdale don’t seem to care whether our elected leaders lie about their past accomplishments. It’s going to be an expensive mistake this fall. Why? Because Seiler, Rogers, (and probably Roberts and DuBose) are once again planning on raising your taxes and fees this fall to cover more spending increases; spending that will go toward more wasteful projects and more salary raises for unions and special interest groups that helped to get them re-elected.
So when you open your tax bill this fall and see your property tax increase, or your water bill and discover higher costs; remember who to blame for that increase. Since more than 85% of registered Fort Lauderdale voters don’t vote in local elections, it’s most likely yourself you should blame!