Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Taxes never die, they just get re-assigned

Revenue from a 1/4 cent local option sales tax is about to pay off some bonds. Good, now the tax can be eliminated and the money returned to the family budgets of Kingsport taxpayers, Right? Not on your life.

Rather than hold a referendum and ask the people of Kingsport if they want to eliminate this tax, Mayor Phillips simply goes down his list of good intentions and chooses the next item. he never stops to think that taxpaying families may have a few good intentions of their own like saving for retirement that coul be funded by eliminating this tax. Politicians always presume that their good intentions are higher priority than the citizens good intentions.