On August 4th, the taxpayers of
For an individual making $40,000 a year, this would be a tax hike of $200, just in city income taxes. Surely, the private sector would be a better investment for these individuals than the city government.
In addition to a tax increase, Issue 1 speaks of $100 to $150 million in savings over 10 years and the mention of job creation, but taxpayers should not be wooed by these promises. If the city has savings to find, they should find the savings without attaching it to a tax hike in Issue 1. Just the same for job creation, if there are good ideas for job creation, they should be pursued without asking for more revenue from the pockets’ of taxpayers.
ATR urges a NO vote on Issue 1. Hopefully the voters will not be wooed by the empty promises, but rather see that this tax increase would only hurt the taxpayers of the city in the long run.
To see ATR’s press release in opposition to Issue 1: the Columbus Income Tax increase, click here.
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