Sunday, September 02, 2007

Wasting our time

Rather pathetic article on the Glenn Tax in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution which dances around the fact that few people actually like this thing (it says the Georgia Municipal Association has 'concerns' when, in fact, it flat-out opposes it).

Honestly, this thing and the logic behind it is so ridiculous, it's hard to believe that so much time has been wasted talking about it.

Let's remove from the debate for a minute the fact that someone who lives in the Country Club of the South wants everyone to 'pay their fair share' and 'not get a free ride on taxes' ... despite the fact that we're using these taxes to fund services for those people they decry because they can't afford them anyway, but whatever.

Again, quibbling over sales tax vs. property tax aside, this is nothing more than a power grab by some political powerfully Republicans. It's a local control isssue.

If Glenn Richardson was honestly convinced this was the way to go, he'd promote legislation instead which enabled individual communities the power to collect and distribute revenues the way they see fit. What he wants to do is funnel all of the state revenue into Atlanta so he can say 'yay' or 'nay' to who he feels is most deserving of money.

And that concept even has libertarians who like the philosophy behind a sales tax mighty wary.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy behind this is Laffler. He was the guy who came up w/ Reagonomics and "trickle-down economics." Enuf said!

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Especially now that it is obvious to everyone who can read the labels on every product we buy - there was never any "trickle-down"; it was all "trickle-out" as in all our money and jobs went to other countries.

We won't get fooled again!


10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, the same people who were hurt by Reaganomics --the poor-- WILL get fooled again if they support this. The thing we seem to have forgotten from Nixon is "follow the money". Who benefits the most from Glenn's tax? Property owners! Who gets hurt the most by it? Non-property owners. WHo has the most to gain? Those w/ the most property. Figure it out people.

11:57 PM  

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