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Archive for Saturday, September 27, 2008

No’ to taxes

September 27, 2008

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To the editor:

It pains me deeply to have to tell my many good friends that I shall, for two good reasons, vote against both sales tax proposals which are on the November ballot. The first and to me the most important reason for voting "no" is that a sales tax is a regressive tax which burdens those least able to pay. The second reason I oppose the sales tax increases is that they are, in fact, on the ballot because of the shocking cowardice of the City Commission whose members were afraid to vote for a minimal increase in the property tax.

Grant K. Goodman,
Lawrence

Comments

KsTwister 6 years, 2 months ago

Abuse of taxpayers dollars comes around to bite you eventually. I think they will see the response soon enough.

Chris Ogle 6 years, 2 months ago

I agree that a sales tax takes a bigger bite when income is lower. . Lower the income, the higher the percentage of income goes to paying sales tax. Orginally, I supported the "T", but after seeing several years of results, I must admit that I was wrong. The T is not affordable to any citizen, when Taxes are included in the equation.. However, we do need to provide some form of public transportation. Demand response service may be an alternative to fixed routes. At this time, my vote is NO to fixed route transit in Lawrence. Maybe in the future, but not now.

dandelion 6 years, 2 months ago

Why isn't there advertising all over the buses and bus stops? That may not provide enough to make a profit, but it would help. Have you ever been on a bus without advertising? Why is this resource being ignored?

Darrell Lea 6 years, 2 months ago

Eventually the economy will be so tanked that no one will be able to buy anything, tax or no tax, property tax or sales tax.La te da, Rome is burning, where is my fiddle?

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