Thursday, April 29, 2010

Fimian Attacks Herrity on Taxes

The Fimian campaign issued an attack on Pat Herrity on the issues of taxes:
"Sometimes the facts tell the whole story. Here are two simple facts about Pat Herrity’s record on property taxes.

1. The official minutes of Fairfax County Board of Supervisors show Pat Herrity voted with every Democrat on the board to “set the real property tax rate at $1.04 per $100 of assessed value. As a result of this action, the real property tax rate for calendar year 2009 will increase by $0.12 over the real property tax rate for calendar year 2008 of $0.92 per $100 of assessed value.” Supervisor Herrity voting “AYE.”

Read for yourself on the Fairfax County Government website. the vote is on the top of page 5.

2. The Washington Post wrote, May 1, 2009, “Local officials have promoted their efforts to keep the average tax bill from rising. But not everyone was spared: More than 150,000 households in Fairfax County alone will owe more than they did last year.”

This is not rhetoric. It is fact. Pat Herrity can object to the facts, but it does not make them any less true. Pat Herrity voted to raise the real property tax rate on Fairfax County homeowners by 12 cents per $100 of assessed value. This rate change amounts to $550 on the average homeowner in Fairfax County."

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