Sunday, October 25, 2009

"Heavy" Opposition to Georgia Tax Hike

A new Rasmussen Reports Poll showed lopsided opposition to the use of tax increases to address the state's financial challenges.

When asked if they were willing to consider a tax increase of any kind to help resolve the state's budget problems 64 percent of voters in the survey said no and 26 percent answered yes.

Fifty-four percent of respondents said they oppose a one cent sales tax increase to pay for Georgia transportation improvements.

"Those are heavy numbers. I think that if a lawmaker is [going to] pass some sort of needed transportation fix, he's [going to] have to put it on the ballot as a constitutional amendment and let the people decide," said Phil Kent of FOX 5's Georgia Gang.