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Taney County Tax On The Poor – TIF in disquise (Editorial)

August 8th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

From the “Branson Missouri” blog:

No elected official would ever come to power under the mantra:

I will tax the poor and oppress the people with unnecessary levies.

The statement above is a public service announcement for local politicians who will be paid a visit from a local tax lobbyist financed through special interest money this week. (Some of you have already received the call)

Though some believe the tax “is ok” because it only harms the tourist industry, Statistically, they’re right. The majority of county income is siphoned through area visitors. (See Stats)

The second group is the poor. The single mom trying to buy diapers – anyone who buys food at the grocery store – they’ll have to pay a tax which will be funneled (at the highest rate possible) to special interests which the money was never intended to be funneled.

Tomorrow, will be week five of a campaign to burden the citizens of Taney County. Read more…

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