Thursday, January 05, 2006

Eureka Temporary Tax To Be Extended

Looks like the Eureka Financial Advisory Committee is going to recommend putting the Utility Tax on the ballot for an eight year extension. This tax was sold as a temporary tax when it first came up for discussion years ago and the last time around the extension barely passed. This time, if the Financial Advisory Committee has their way, not only will the tax extension last eight years as opposed to four, they're recommending the tax be increased to 4%, from the current 3%. To add insult to injury, they also want the tax added to even more utilities like water and sewer.

Let this be a lesson for all of you that keep falling for this "It's only temporary" line tax advocates keep using. There's no such thing as a temporary tax. After all is said and done, once a tax is enacted, government will spend every penny of that tax revenue and more.

But doesn't the City need the money, you ask? There are some who will always think so. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayer's Association crunches the numbers in this report. You can decide for yourself.
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Looks like your very own Freddy got another fifteen minutes of fame this month. I was surprised to see myself mentioned in a top of the fold article on the front page of the December issue of the Libertarian Party of California's newsletter, California Freedom (Acrobat Reader required). It's not that I actually did anything, they just use me as a reference. But, that's kinda cool.

2 Comments:

At 8:34 AM, Blogger Indie Grandpa said...

I am with you all the way. I voted against it last time and plan on doing so again.

 
At 9:02 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Yep. Vote NO!!!

 

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