Talk about inflation!

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Our wallets are all feeling the sting of inflation, be it at the grocery store or the gas pump… but after receiving the monthly newsletter from our little rural town the other day? I had a serious WTF moment.

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A bill that jumps from $50,000 a year to $65,000 a month is the very definition of insane. Increase aside, how is it even legal to break the existing contract and give the town no time to find alternative service?

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46 thoughts on “Talk about inflation!”

      1. Give ’em Hell, townies. I could see an adjustment for unexpected fuel prices, but not that much. And, as you pointed out, jumping ship on a binding contract, especially as an essential public service provider, and without providing notice, is flat out wrong. Those guys are going to have a fine time selling that line of shit.

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      2. We don’t have that issue here because almost all our services are administered by the town, with the exception of gas, electricity and sewer. there may be a tax increase in our future, but nothing like that.

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  1. Property evaluation = property tax increase. In Florida we have homestead. No matter what the property evaluation is, if you reside in the same home, they can only increase the property tax 3%. So this year mine went from $800 a year to $824, even they my reevaluation tripled the value of my house. Here is the catch: if I sell the house, the new owners will get the adjusted tax based on the new property value. In the case of my house, their new property tax will be MUCH more (think x 3) than my current tax.

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  2. I will calmly ask how much territory this ambulance serves, how many employees does it have, and do they do EMT services as well as transportation? Even if it is just one guy running emergency transport with one vehicle I can see him asking for more per year that $50,000/year which sounds mighty cheap. But he will have to have quite the list of expenses and needs to justify the monthly asking price.
    This demand sounds like capitalism gone berserk.

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    1. The town is about 40 square miles with roughly 3,500 people. The company does provide EMT service but I don’t know how many are employed. Any way you look at it it’s a crazy increase.

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  3. That’s obscene!
    I recently blogged about my electric bill increasing 10x. I was going to switch from an electric space heater back to the gas wall heater but it turns out those rates have tripled.

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