Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Taxes Taxes And More Taxes!

My opponent was surprised by a proposed six percent sales tax on deliveries that has lawmakers scratching their heads.

The new tax would cost businesses like DHL, UPS, or FedEX who deliver packages, letters, documents or even food. The, bill applies to all delivery businesses except restaurants offering take-out food.

The new tax will create an estimated $59.7 million in revenue, and is expected to fund the state PILOT program that reimburses cities for nontaxable property.

Finance Chairman Rep. Cameron Staples, D-New Haven said “The goal of the proposal is to fully fund PILOT... if there’s a better way to find the money to do this he’d be willing to entertain a discussion."

According to an article by Christine Stuart a reporter at CT News Junkie:

"Sen. President Donald Williams, D-Brooklyn, and Speaker of the House James Amann, D-Milford, said the tax, passed last week by the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee, was a surprise. “No one is ready to endorse or sign onto it until there’s more information,” Williams said Monday."

If the bill survives passage through budget season — here, “if” is emphasized — it would be a huge coup for cities like New Haven that have a lot of college and hospital property."

Hopefully, our representatives in Hartford will realize that Americans are overtaxed and that more and more taxes are not the solution to our problems. CT needs to return to the basics of governance through the coming recession. If there is any doubt that we are over taxed watch the following video and then think again.

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