Rankin County Democrats denounce the recent action taken by the Rankin County Board of Supervisors in allowing a pay raise for certain county employees.
At their March 15 meeting, the Board granted a $12,000 annual salary increase for the Tax Collector and additional pay raises for her staff while wages for hard-working Rankin County residents stagnate.
The Board recently elected to raise taxes arguing that the county does not have the resources necessary to balance its budget. It is inconceivable that some members of the Board would raise taxes and give pay raises without bearing in mind the hardships faced by those who pinch pennies to make ends meet and do not have the ability to raise their salaries with the stroke of a pen.
Rankin County Democrats call upon the Board to reverse this misguided decision. In these tough economic times, it was a bad call by the Board and the Tax Collector to hold themselves to a different standard for the work they perform on behalf of the voters and taxpayers of Rankin County.
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