Lubbock Garbage Rates Going Up
Okay, the full title of this is "Lubbock Garbage Rates Going Up, Like The Smoke They're Blowing Up Your Rear".
What can you get for twelve bucks? Well for a lot of you that's half or even most of a gas bill. How about lunch for two at a fast food restaurant. Maybe it's school lunches for your kid. Well, that's how much extra a year you'll be paying for garbage services.
The flat rate for garbage is going up one buck a month from $15.25 to $16.25. If you're a business owner you can expect those rates to go up too. But wait a minute, since Lubbock's population is growing and there are more people to share the bills, shouldn't it go down? And were calculations really made that equaled a buck a household, or should it be eighty-three cents or something?
You can tell I'm a little off put on what seems to be a minimal amount of money. But we are constantly being hit up for a buck here and a buck there and a buck for charity when we check out at the store. These bucks add up. For those of you who aren't math wizards, I contacted one and that's close to a 6% increase. When was the last time you got a 6% raise?The other part of that is the verbiage they use to tell you that the rate is going up. Here's the opening line to the announcement:
"As of October 1, 2017 the City of Lubbock has adjusted its solid waste rate structure"
Uh, you didn't adjust squat. You raised the rate a buck. That's not an adjustment, that's an increase. Don't pee on our legs and tell us it's raining. GIve it to us straight and we'll deal. I just can't handle this shady language.