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Your Opinion: Ludicrous tax proposal

Your Opinion: Ludicrous tax proposal

November 27th, 2018 in Opinion

Clayton Hill

Jefferson City

Dear Editor:

It’s Thanksgiving, and that kicks off the holiday season where most celebrate the seasonal festivities. It also triggers year-end spending on gifts, donations and yes, taxes. If you haven’t gotten your tax statements, you’re probably part of the problem this letter addresses. Ours, like most, went up as expected due to the school tax increase, but I did not expect my 2011 truck to appreciate $200 in value based on NAMA’s yearly publication — imagine that, if I keep the truck long enough, it will be new, and I can pay taxes on a new vehicle again.

Then we see a recent article proposing an increase in our sale’s tax for Cole County “Putting Kids First” initiative. The initiative was started by residents to develop a Cole County Community Children’s Service Fund. Supposedly, a nine-member appointed board (another bunch of the un-elected) of Cole County residents would govern the funds, most of which would be given to nonprofit, or non-governmental organizations.

Ludicrous; when will liberal left admit the problem is not with lack of money but lack of a viable family standards — to include a home and two responsible and caring parents as the norm?

Taxes — enough already! Do not sign a petition for more taxes that further degrades a viable community, promotes less individual responsibility and increases government dependency. Teach all citizens this: Get an education. Get a job. Get married. Then, have children — in that order.