Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Tax Money Confiscated?

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Tax Money Confiscated?

If you are opposed to Fairfax County using your taxes to pay for the legal defense of illegal aliens you must register your thoughts with your Fairfax County Supervisor before the budget is approved in May. Contact Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust at 703-356-0551or email Dranesville@fairfaxcounty.gov as starting point.

US citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia are not entitled to use this fund. It is yet another confiscation of tax money that demonstrates a complete lack of focus and care for the basic needs and interests of County residents.

Every new program that the Supervisors contrive and approve equates to an increase in your property taxes or other fees. Is this how you want your tax dollars spent? Fairfax County appears to be more interested in creating an empire that you and I are paying to maintain whether we like it or not. Property taxes are reaching a breaking point and it is not about finding new sources of revenue so the County Government can keep expanding. Supervisor Foust says it is about priorities out of one side of his mouth and out of the other side he adamantly supports this voracious appetite to spend. Don't let the Board of Supervisors take advantage of our own lack of interest in reading the County Budget.

Time to go on the record and get aligned around what really matters and to conduct a zero-based budget review and re-build from there.

Ethel Pascal

Great Falls