April 02, 2020

Farrington’s rhetoric

Maine Senate candidate Frank Farrington, in his mailings, chides Joe Perry about not lowering taxes even though Perry chaired the Taxation Committee in Augusta.

My property taxes have risen three straight years while Farrington has been a member of the Bangor City Council.

Farrington voted just recently to build a $500,000 maintenance building at Bangor Municipal Golf Course. It will cost close to $1 million before it is finally paid for under a loan proposal. On Oct. 25, it was proposed that fees to play golf at the local course should be increased.

In his mailing, Farrington says that high taxes, “especially property taxes are burdening business owners…” I guess, maybe, that these high taxes on property that Farrington voted for as a councilor are also burdening homeowners.

Farrington’s thrust is that “Property tax needs to be predictable, stable and fair.” No kidding!

This type of rhetoric is just another example of the monotonous, political malarkey that voters have to contend with at election time. Farrington is no doubt in favor of affordable health care, lower heating oil prices, a chicken in every pot and front-row seats at the ball game.

Edward A. Matheson


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