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"The Official Portrait of Miss InDiana"
aka "Miss Victory"

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Property owner Brent Pittman proves they can do math in Hendricks county

Brent Pittman emails us from time to time. His suggestion below
is worthy of both attention and thought. --HFFT editor

You politicians do not need to increase our local
income tax by 72% (1.4% to 2.4% in Hendricks County)
or our general sales tax on necessities such as
utilities and gasoline by 13% (6% to 7%) in order to
cut residential property taxes (RPT).

First, you need to stop shifting business taxes and
development costs to RPT.

You can do this by collecting a mandatory
impact fee that is allowed by Indiana law 36-7-4-1300;
or you could collect a sales tax on new construction.

Second, you can eliminate all corporate welfare such
as tax abatements, TIF, STIF, EDIT, credits, grants
and tax exemptions that create poverty wage jobs that
pay insufficient taxes for essential government
services; but instead are eligible for welfare.

There are 20 ways to cut RPT without raising these taxes
that have been mailed to you politicians. Go to
www.flyergroup.com, type Brent Pittman in
search box and click on July letter.

Brent Pittman
Brownsburg, IN

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