Higher sales tax is lesser of evils
“Scrutinize sales tax hike” (Dec. 6) is another stale editorial citing old news about the supposed detriment this would cause our economy. I challenge you to consider this as the lesser of the evils when compared to an unfair creeping property tax system never overhauled from the horse-and-buggy days that can drive families from their homes and from Indiana. If you want to talk about improving the economy, try luring people to remain in Indiana without annually threatening them with seizure, eviction and auctioning of their home for failure to pay into an unfair system. When you get that solved, then we’ll think about creative ways to invite new business. We’ve had enough scare tactics and overkill from school boards, the teachers union and lawmakers more concerned with re-election than people’s welfare. Our Constitution says we must first secure our blessings of liberty. Power is inherent in the people, so please flush these stale scare tactics where they belong.
PAUL WHEELER Indianapolis
No one is studying the economic stimulation of tax policy without property tax. But we know this, it will take care of the real estate crisis very quickly, it will spur investment in homes, create jobs, and spur on retail growth.