Columbia, SC — Richland County has no regard for the taxpayers’ pocketbook. County Council members spend unwisely but expect us to pick up the tab. The public bus officials tell the city and county what they will do, but don’t allow any investigation of finances.
The latest? Increase the property tax for the libraries. As a senior citizen, I fear that some people, especially those on a fixed income, will have to forfeit their homes because they won’t have the money to keep up with Richland County’s taxes. I believe you will find that Richland County’s property tax rate is among the highest in the state, and they want more.
How much of the penny sales tax will be misused? When will the county start giving for a change?