A tax to grant tax relief doesn't make much sense

2013-04-12T00:00:00Z A tax to grant tax relief doesn't make much sense nwitimes.com
April 12, 2013 12:00 am

Lake County government is seriously considering a tax on everyone's individual income but not to include companies and other profit entities.

The purpose of the tax, which I believe is unconstitutional, is to give relief to our property taxes, a tax to relieve another tax.

If this is the true purpose of the proposed tax, then just reduce our property taxes by the estimated amount of the money this proposed tax would generate. Cut out the tax withdrawal from everyone's check. Too simple for government? Or is the real purpose of the proposed tax to spend the money any way the politicians want and cry for more after we have forgotten about this in the next few years?

There is still plenty of fat in the county government that needs to go before any increase in taxes should be discussed, let alone implemented.

- Timothy Ribble, Munster

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