Sales tax to rise next month

March 14, 2008
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The state sales tax rises to 7 percent from 6 percent on April 1 if the property tax legislation in the General Assembly becomes law.

Youâ??re right. Thatâ??s not even three weeks away.

What do you think?
  • I'm not opposed to higher taxes if services improve.

    I do I realize that this increase is just offsetting money lost through the property tax cap and don't expect to see any positive changes in government services as a result.

    I'm concerned for the less affluent citizens of Indianapolis who will find the change in state revenue source more burdensome than those whose property taxes have been decreased.

    I hate the phrase tax cuts for the rich, but in this case, it totally fits.
  • Another example to show how the Legislaters are out of touch with citizens. Most families claim that they were overtaxed. What really happened was that homeowners with families were finally forced to live as single, childless renters have lived for decades. Homeowners with families were suddenly faced with having to give up their satellite dish, internet, cell phones, IPods, Playstations, Custom new cars (and the cars for their kids), and begin to shop at (gasp!) the local dollar store and force their kids to ride a bike. They went into panic mode and came out to fight this bill like non other before. Yes, they won, but single childless people lost yet again. Not only will single childless people have to continue paying for your kids education. Now they will have to pay for your homes as well. They gladly would have continued to live quietly with rabbit ears, their land-line phone, rusty car, that cool breeze coming in through the window for airconditioning, and working all hours of the day and night to pay for it all around those mounting taxes that your chosing to procreate caused. But you could have at least let them keep something, anything, there is nothing left of them to tax. Your done. That's it. One dollar more and they will end up on the streets in droves. On their headstones it will read simply, Here lies a taxpayer. Note: US Population statistics states that nearly 50 percent of the population is single, and nearly 40 percent are childless. They hold a significant number. If they weren't so overtaxed and overworked they'd have the time, and the gas money, to be able to march and do something about it.

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