Sunday, August 19, 2007

How do you spell relief?

Property taxes are finally getting as much attention from the Republicans and Democrats as the Libertarians have been giving them for years. I'd like to say its about time, but its hard to get too enthused about their concern. I read an article written by a local Republican legislator, who complains that he has been unable to garner support for property tax reform for 10 years, and now wants to use the wave of discontent among voters to pass legislation that would shuffle and add taxes in hope of providing some form of property tax relief.

I'm sorry Mr. Saunders, but we don't need property tax relief in the form of higher taxes on something else. We don't really need to transfer the taxing ability from one branch of government to another, because ultimately it doesn't matter if the county council or the state legislature is taking our money.

What we really need is some spending relief. That is the only thing that will make any type of tax relief possible.


Blogger Mike Kole said...

This message by Mr. Sanuders reveals his deep commitment to high levels of spending and the large size of government. It's a shame the so-called fiscal conservatives don't sieze upon the opportunity the property tax furor has given them to slash the size and scope of government. Alas, Mr. Saunders has proven himself to be nothing of the sort.

Whup him in '08, Rex!

7:23 AM  
Blogger david jones said...

Eliminating waste and controlling spending are the only answers to tax relief. Mr. Saunders' plan to tax churches and charities will only increase the welfare burden of the taxpayers.

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems every time you guys get a valuable candidate who articulates my values, someone in the party gets jealous and runs them off.

6:23 AM  

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