Jefferson County Tax Referendum Voted Down!

Congratulations to all you conservative minded people! This is a win for the people of Jefferson County! You did not buy into the FEAR perpetuated by the people who wanted to raise your taxes 16.56%.  You see that all levels of government are out of control spending OUR money.  You believe the private sector can do a better job than government.  You realize as Ronald Reagan said, “Government is not the solution to the problem, government is the problem.”

However, remember the fight is not over.  They still are going to raise taxes over 8%, and probably more in the future.  We need them to see that it is their duty to cut taxes!

Now, maybe the county board members who voted for this budget should be voted out when they are up for reelection .  That would mean a lot of change, because only three of the supervisors voted against it.  We need to remain vigilant!

Here is the link to the Jefferson County Daily Union Article: County rejects tax levy hike

Jefferson 9/12 TEA Party Success

Thank you to all the speakers and people who attended that helped make this event a success.  Between 200-300 people brought their flags, patriotism, and enthusiasm to Jefferson to show that we are not going away and we will be heard.   For those of you who missed it, the videos are posted on the 9/12 TEA Party Page.

Special thanks to the Rock County Patriot Group who are joining forces with us! We look forward to working together!

Taxes on the Rise – Change We Can’t Afford

The budget for The School District of Fort Atkinson includes a tax levy increase of 4.85%.   While they don’t have the exact figures on how much it will affect homeowners, look for a tax increase.  Based on my current school district tax levy, a 4.85% increase will amount to a $122 per year tax increase.

Daily Union Story

The Jefferson County tax levy increase, even WITHOUT PASSING the referendum, is 8.41%.  Based on my current county taxes, a 8.41% increase will amount to a $108 per year tax increase.  If the referendum passes  (proposing a total tax increase of 16.56%),  my county taxes will increase over $213 per year.

Daily Union Story on County Budget

This is outrageous!  We spent 1 year contracting and building our home.  We literally put our blood, sweat, and tears into it.  We moved into a small 2 bedroom apartment during the building process.  There were sacrifices upon sacrifices to obtain a part of the American Dream.  Now, if this out of control taxation continues, we will be taxed out of the very home we built.

We need to take back our goverment!  This is change we can’t afford!