"The Official Portrait of Miss InDiana"

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

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

BEST RALLY SIGN: "Hello? It's The Bond Debt!"

How many legislators whine that eliminating property tax is going to cost citizens essential services like trash pickup, police, fire, roads, and other emergency services? Didn't we have all those things in place BEFORE the huge property tax increases?
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In fact last night we heard State Representative Peggy Welch interviewed whining (scroll down for "state of the state" video) in typical democratic fashion about losing essential services if we do away with property tax. We are not one bit surprised that she made no mention of the bond debt, which is the state's dirty secret and the real reason property tax has skyrocketed.
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Don't listen to their rhetoric.
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The real truth behind property tax increases is the increased spending and refinancing of the bond debt. Increases statewide can be over 100% per year. You will never hear them mention that their out of control spending is the culprit, will you? Instead they try to scare citizens into thinking that without property tax we're not going to have police and fire services.
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By the way, whenever they raise sales tax they never take it away. Case in point: Indianapolis still pays a one-penny tax on Market Square Arena that was imploded a decade ago.
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Keep the pressure on. Never forget that heat and pressure is what is required to make a diamond. And the citizens of Indiana are worth diamonds.

1 comment:

HOOSIERS FOR FAIR TAX said...

Does anyone know the gentleman holding the sign? We'd like to send him a thank you!