The Wheel Tax, Again

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Consider paying $25.00 a year to maintain our roads.  Doesn’t sound like a big deal, until you begin to put everything together.

  • Retirees on fixed incomes
  • 54% of our children on reduced or free lunch
  • 10% unemployment rate
  • Foreclosures and tax sales up
  • Business with 10, 20, 30 vehicles
  • Additional taxes, LOIT and COIT (Income based)
  • Increased health care premiums and costs
  • Increased home and car insurance
  • Increased driver’s license
  • Increase in Sales Tax (from utilities to purchases)
  • Increase in water and sewer rates (Royerton almost $70/month)
  • Increase in heating costs (gas & electric)
  • Increase in food prices
  • Increase in gasoline prices (currently $2.65/gal up .30)

This list isn’t even exhaustive and only covers the basic needs.  Just roughly estimating my additional increases is about $120.00 per month or $1,440 per year with the wheel tax is added in and excluding LOIT & COIT.  With each increase, something else has to go like cable, cell phone, vacation, new clothes.  The increased costs have sometimes been gradual, other times hard hitting and furious,

$25.00, it ain’t much…

Can we tap into our TIF funds and spare the citizens yet one more increase?  I don’t know.

For more information on TIF click here or go to the link under Interesting Places.

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4 thoughts on “The Wheel Tax, Again

    Johanna Kaschke said:
    May 27, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Just got money left to eat these days, go to work, heat the home, watch TV and that’s it

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    elwoodin said:
    May 27, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    I too do not have the money to give anymore to the government. They already get too darned much. It is amazing to me, that it has been proved so many times that cutting taxes raises revenue, yet the democrats never seem to be able to grasp that concept. Even when it is proven to them.

    Great post.

    -Robert

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    elwoodin said:
    May 27, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    It seems that no matter how many times we prove to the world that less taxes gives the government more revenue, the democrats never seem to grasp that concept. To me it shows how little they use they’re brains or how little in brains they really have. Great post by the way

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    Gimmeabreak said:
    June 4, 2009 at 12:48 am

    You got that right elwoodin!

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