Sunday, July 09, 2006

An Idea for Future Gov. Strickland

Property owners in Lucas County are generous people. There's virtually not a problem for which we don't have a local tax levy, school financing is particularly unfair & unconstitutional, and by now you know special assessments will increase for Toledoans better than 10% next year. Why not redirect state & federal revenue to high tax cities and counties to replace large portions of the revenue collected via property taxes - lowering taxes places like Toledo across the state. It's wrong that the middle class and seniors have been saddled by the historic (and regressive) shifting of the tax burden at the federal, state and county levels.

Many of us have great hopes for the first Democratic Governor in 16 years, and we're glad we're in a position to help him win.

More on this as I develop my thoughts...any suggestions?

3 Comments:

Blogger Hooda Thunkit said...

Frank,

I am beginning to warm up to your ideas and your way of thinking ;-)

10:31 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

HD, I'm just trying to give things my best shot, like most people. Thanks.

10:55 PM  
Blogger bobthedad said...

Your heart is in the right place but it sounds like a short term positive, long term negative to me. If thats the way it works, eventually the local powers will realize they have less incentive to be self sufficient. Shouldn't a more heavily populated area have the benefit of economies of scale, and therefore be able to provide needed services with lower tax rates? The grass in the park doesn't grow any faster in the when we have 200,000 taxpayers than it does with only 150,000. The city income tax and the county sales and property tax rates have not decreased in my lifetime, yet the service provided has. In order to survive, businesses have learned to do more with less through technology advances and elimination of duplication of tasks and services. Why can't government do the same?

12:14 AM  

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