Don't let state ram income tax down our throats

2013-03-26T00:00:00Z Don't let state ram income tax down our throats nwitimes.com
March 26, 2013 12:00 am

Here we go again. Indiana is now crafting a bill to "entice" Lake County to enact a countywide income tax.

Under the guise of using the proposed tax for property tax relief and economic development, two non- Lake County politicians have co-sponsored a bill they will not have to pay.

In addition, part of the tax is earmarked for property tax relief! Think of that, a new tax to fund tax relief.

For years, the state has been ramming local income tax down our throat. The County Council has made great strides in reducing costs, and I believe we do not need yet another incentive not to invest in Lake County.

I urge the County Council to stick to their stance that Lake County does not need an income tax.

If the state is so concerned about the economic development of Lake County, let's cut the state sales tax from a national high 7 percent to say 3 percent. That will provide an incentive for businesses to invest all over the state.

- Mark Dvorscak, Hebron

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