Tax Revenue Cap... Remember this initiative voted in 1999 by a group who got sick of the County taxing everyone to death?
We the People voted for a revenue cap that year by 60%! However, in spite of the local economy being in the dumpster still due to lack of area jobs, some want to raise your taxes after you just received a tax cut from the County!
Chances are, if he's involved, there has to be a scam hidden in there somewhere: Just when all the lunatics were called, another enters the fray...
Mike Dunn, president of the Greater Salisbury Committee wants to raise your taxes under the guise that it's "the law of the land?" What a pile of rubbish, indeed! The subtext of that text is he's looking to cash in on your reduced taxes by imposing a tax hike!
In another agenda-pushing piece by our local so-called watchdog reporter, Liz Holland, Dunn pontificates his absurdity, citing millennials as his target audience to pitch a big hooray for more taxation. What Dunn fails to embrace is his demographic has largely relocated out of the area because there are no jobs here for them to afford to stay! Why? Past taxes, of course!
Should this tax cap be overturned it will further discourage businesses from coming to the area, because who needs an "indian-giver government" when there are other areas, even in Maryland, who are more business-friendly? It would be another economy killer for Wicomico, which means more jobs will inevitably leave the area.
New lipstick is being applied to an old pig voted out in 1999...
In real world speak, this means Dunn is trying to usurp you, the voter, by going around what you voted for and cunningly attempt to hoodwink you through fancy feel-good warm fuzzy terminology based on factless idiom - aka nothingness.
Income redistribution - the ultimate Ponzi Scheme...
Dunn's proposal is nothing short of income redistribution, but he's banking on you remaining ignorant to this inconvenient fact. He purposefully misleads in the abovementioned article by claiming it's the law of the land; however, it is not the law of the land - it never has been and never will be. If anything, taxes have been a sore spot for America since its beginnings - and one of the reasons we split from Britain rule.
In modern times, taxation is nothing more than folks like Dunn treading off the backs of hardworking Wicomico residents so he'll have something better to do than watch Judge Judy and Oprah reruns all day long while you work the real jobs to support him. It's a power grab and the reason for pushing moronic mantras on unsuspecting folks like: "Taxation is good; fiscal responsible government is bad." This type of insane puppeteering only poisons our community, not encourages prosperity and growth.
Conservative Standing Ground...
County Council President John Cannon retorts to Dunn that it's unlikely residents will want to dial back to the pre-1999, tax-happy days. One would think this was a given considering Trump's key agendas is tax reform - reducing taxes for all Americans - won bigly here in Wicomico!
In truth, should Dunn get his way, the County will fall into a deeper economic abyss than we've experienced in recent years. Is this what you really want? Don't fall for happy faces and warm fuzzies because at the end of day, they won't put food on your table or a roof over your head!