In an earlier post, I wrote about a local Government planning to raise taxes on those living and owning businesses outside it’s limits as a method and means to increase it’s (the city’s) revenue coffers.
I called it as it is – taxation without representation.. and it is just that.
It seems; according the local paper, that this City Government ( Decatur, Al. if you were wondering) is basing a majority of it’s budget revenues; none of which those living outside the limits will benefit from, on said tax increase.
According to the ever-so-popular Mayor (said tongue in cheek) the roughly $56.5 million budget is dependent on levying a 2-cent sales tax on the police jurisdiction which is basically a 3-mile area outside the city limits.
The fact that the city is spending more than it takes in on projects to “beautify” itself rather than maintaining or promoting what it already has, is beside the point. The issue here is if the city needs the money to provide services to it’s citizens then by all means let them pay for it…
Not those who are outside the city. Read More..