These same Republi-Can'ts and Demo-Can'ts have one thing in common, they're defined by what they can't do.
The Governor's plan is quickly being watered down, and in no time will be no different than what we have today, except that we will be paying more in Sales taxes. the "phase in approach" is a big mistake, as relief is needed now - not two years from now!
We need voter referendum in whatever bill, or ordinance that passes. As voters we can settle for no less. This is key to controlling future spending.
Local government at all levels must cut their budgets and be forced to live on a budget as everyone else must. Otherwise we all continue to suffer and we will never see effective tax reform.
Abusive taxation will destroy the middle class of this state and our nation. We agree some taxes are necessary, public safety, roads, schools but the problem is that they are not efficient nor can they be properly controlled.But...
Article 8 section 2 Indiana state constitution clearly states revenue for the school system is to come from corporate tax money not homesteads.
Does anybody feel they should at least follow the laws that they swear to uphold?
Our elected still do not understand. Do away with the property taxes, let citizens own their land!
We feel it is very important we as citizens be permitted to own land. Land is the foundation of wealth. Who controls the land controls the wealth. In our current financial status only our government and banks control the wealth.
The government is going to refund our tax money hoping we will put it back in the banks in time to cover the losses of bad loans.
Had citizens in all states not just Indiana been permitted to really own land the government would not control all aspects of the wealth.
Removal of property taxes and a shift to sales taxes would have kept economy on a better footing. Citizens would have slowly balanced the cash and like a personal checking account not overdrawn the funds.
We will pay to support local government but we want more control via sales tax so we can decide what, where and when to pay. In return local government must cut and control spending at all levels.
Let Indiana lead the nation and see how many will be attracted to our state.
Our working citizens support the many entitlements and major building projects our elected decide to put in place. If we are asked to support these projects and their bonding issues we should have a means to say when and how we desire to pay for them.
It would seem that partisan politics will tear any and all good intentions apart and we'll be left with a Swiss cheese type of band aid fix for tax reform.
Governor Daniels needs to step in and let them know this business as usual approach won't fly. Warm up the "veto pen Mitch" and make them start over.
"property taxpayers of Indiana will back you."
From the Declaration of Independence, "that to secure these rights, Government are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the govern, -- That when ever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
Our legislator's will not listen. What happen to,"We The People"?