Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Journal | The misguided view of those who want a sales tax increase

      While even the Chamber of Commerce has joined the chorus in St. Lawrence County for an increase in the sales tax from seven to eight percent, a local media leader is arguing the public is misguided in its clamor for higher taxes and that the County has done little to reduce spending.
      The way you get this hike approved is to created a public stampede for higher taxes on the premise property taxes will go down. They will not. They will stabilize for a time while the impact of higher revenue is absorbed. This tax hike, along with a minmum wage hike is a big drain on the local economy, Ms. Lyon opines in the Journal.
    She is right, but the deal is just about done...It looks like the tax will rise.
The Journal | The misguided view of those who want a sales tax increase

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Finally, a voice of reason.
You either pay for it at the checkout counter or in your property taxes.
Spending (e.g., raises and free laptop computers for county leaders) is the problem, not that we aren't paying enough!

Anonymous said...

Some states pay the bills with income taxes.
Some pay the bills with property taxes.
Some pay the bills with sales taxes.
But NYS collects all three because we are prooogressive.
Its for the children.
We need the money for cops and firfighters...the real heroes.

Anonymous said...

she is absolutely right and the county leadership is toally IMPOVERISHED and weak and UNABLE to make the necessary product line review of services and ELIMINATE , retrench and reallocate from counterproductive , redundant , or sub optimal functions to THOSE SERVICES ! PROGRAMS that are CORE to the mission .

the legislators are WOEFULLY inept and it is the old POGO theory at work . We have met the enemy and it is US who fail to run for office or get involved so what we get as a result of this is REGRESSION to the mean and THAT is what is at work here . Nice people BUT. Clueless as organizational development and LEADERSHIP

Anonymous said...

People who love taxes keep this cycle going all the time. Why would any of the 47% care? Why would a Dannie type care, as he pays no taxes either? This cycle will continue until people smartin up. In other words, it will never end.