Opponents to Real Estate Tax Hike Referendum Tuesday Make Robo-Call

Andrew Gasser

Andrew Gasser

Andrew Gasser, a Republican Precinct Committeeman from Fox River Grove has been active in his opposition to the referendum to hike taxes $60-$90 a year (the cost for $200-300,000 homes).

He was even interviewed by the Chicago Tribune for its article last Sunday. Maybe that’s why his web site was shut down by an 20,000 hits in fifteen minutes.

In any event, Gasser called me today to tell me he was opposed to the referendum to raise $9 million more in real estate taxes to help the Developmentally Disabled.

I have weighed in on the reasons for my opposition, as recently as yesterday.

That’s when I learned from the Tribune that the 708 Board is only giving 10% of its $13 million a year to DD services. (In that article I explain that when I was McHenry County Treasurer in the late 1960’s I delivered the first checks. My memory tells me I took $25,000 to Pioneer Center and $25,000 to Family Services. A 50-50 split, in other words.)

In any event, here is Gasser’s telephone message:

Citizens of McHenry County Against Higher Property Taxes“Hi, this is Andrew Gasser, a concerned neighbor, calling to ask you to vote NO tomorrow on a ballot Proposition to increase your property taxes.

“We live in the 29th most expensive county… in the nation, yet the political class wants more.

“Why should we continue to tighten our belts to live within our means while they use our homes as personal ATM machines?

“Join me tomorrow and vote NO.

“Thank you.

“This call was paid for by Citizens of McHenry County Against Higher Property Taxes. (708) 320-1073.”


Opponents to Real Estate Tax Hike Referendum Tuesday Make Robo-Call — 3 Comments

  1. It was quite annoying to receive a robocall at 7:30PM on a Sunday evening.

    Especially since I am on the Do Not Call list.

    I guess it does not apply to politicians.

  2. Margie, I get the feeling there are a lot of things that annoy you.

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