The good Samaritan?
Feb 22, 2013 | 1215 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print

As a young man, it used to be that you did not let anybody get close enough to a person to touch you, only because they would pick your pockets, claiming to be helping you from tripping and falling down.

The “Good Samaritan” from Republic Services wants to help relieve the pressure of being employed by taking over the job of brush and bulk collection that is being done by city employees.

Apparently, Republic Services is under the impression that the working poor, disabled and elderly residents are millionaires in Beeville who need their pockets picked for an increase of Republic Services stockholders’ bottom line, even if many cannot afford to pay for doctor visits or medicine every month.

On another topic, I have been reading my water bills and found that on December’s bill, I paid $20.88 for garbage. On the January bill, I paid $21.33 for garbage. No one notified me of the extra $0.45 increase. Did anyone else notice the increase? And now, City Hall is proposing an increase of $9.40 tax to dispose of brush and bulk items collection.

City officials, please don’t pick our pockets for your wants; instead, let us keep what we have for our own needs. We live paycheck to paycheck. We are not millionaires.

Carlos Perez
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