Rais­ing taxes dis­cour­ages growth of the community

Souderton Independent - - OPINION -

To the Ed­i­tor:

It ap­pears that Soud­er­ton is learn­ing a fun­da­men­tal truth of tax­a­tion: Rais­ing tax rates does not re­sult in pro­por­tional in­creases in tax UHYHnuH (/DIIHU &uUYH).

Per­haps the coun­cil should con­sider that rais­ing these var­i­ous taxes also dis­cour­ages the growth of our comPunLWy (RuU WDx EDVH) DnG look “even harder” for ways to both re­duce ex­penses not linked to fun­da­men­tal ac­tiv­i­ties and only then more di­rectly raise rev­enues for other ac­tiv­i­ties at the point of con­sump­tion. The pri­vate sec­tor is rightly forced to do the same.

7KHVH DUH GLI­fiFuOW finDn­cial times, but there is no EHWWHU WLPH IRU VROLG finDnFLDO stew­ard­ship and wise lead­er­ship. Brian Mickus


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