To The Daily Sun,
In Tuesday's edition of The Sun was a letter from Tom Dawson expounding on the virtue of an income tax for New Hampshire. As with most progressives — nee liberals, nee Democrats — he claims the state has an income problem and not a spending problem.
Arguing that issue with him would be an exercise in futility but I would like to attack his statement that an income tax would lower property taxes. In almost all instances that a state has passed an income tax the relief to property taxpayers has been minor and of short duration. All one has to do is check the property taxes in Maine and Vermont, two of our bordering states which have both income and sales taxes, to find out the fallacy of his statement.
The reason the left just loves an income tax is that it can be raised at any time with just a majority in the Statehouse. Property taxes, much as we all complain about them, leaves the decision to raise those taxes at the local level. Also, keep in mind that renters also pay property taxes, they just get remitted by the property owner.
To people who think that they, for reasons of age and income etc., wouldn't be affected by an income tax, think again. A tax, no matter how it's implemented, has a sneaky way of affecting everyone. I guess you could call it the trickle down theory of the left.
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