Central Coast Council Administrator, Rik Hart, wants to increase our rates for at least three years at 15 per cent each year and obviously David Farmer, the new Manager of the Council must be in agreement with this as he has not said a word.
Let’s have a look at this little financial idea.
You probably think that at 15 per cent for three years is 45 percent, right?
If you take any figure and add 15 per cent it becomes a new total every time and if that is what they are doing, it will be on the new total every time, therefore at three times, it is actually over 52 percent.
Where do they think this money is coming from?
No-one is getting any pay rises anywhere.
The NSW Government was partly responsible for this financial fiasco and Hart borrows millions of dollars to put aside and not use.
The Government should be paying for that, they rake in billions of dollars in revenue every year but they cry poormouth when asked to do the right thing.
Where are our political representatives from the Central Coast?
Did they work out what Hart was doing with the 15 percent increase, did they not work it out and inform us?
Red light cameras, speed traps, gambling, road tolls (part of them anyway), excise and other taxes – but no money here.
They stand up and tell you all the things they are having done and all the money they are spending to make things better for you.
If it goes wrong and costs more than they said, so what, the people can pay for it. It does not come of their pockets.
Look at the Australia Post fiasco. One person replaced whose sole idea of profit was to raise all prices across the board, regardless.
They replace her with someone else because some of the staff did their job properly, they were given watches that cost thousands of dollars because they did the job they were supposed to do.
What they do not say is this: it’s all your money.
How would you like a job where you can give yourself a pay rise with no reasonable limit?
The greedy are not the needy, they are a disgrace and they want to be re-employed – give me a break.
Email, July 17
Alan Chiron, Blue Haven