Today is election day here in the Commonwealth of Pennsyl-tucky. We are going to the polls to elect our local commisioners, judges, dog cathers, town criers, ferriers, prothonataries and other useless pieces of tax sucking shit.
The big deal this year is a referendum called ACT 1. This is our state representatives way of making sure we pay more taxes wrapped in a cloke of property tax reduction. They have come up with a phenominally complicated 3 card monty scheme to confuse everyone in the state. Fortunately there have been many in the radio press rallying against this. It goes something like this…….
Each and every school district will give a flat rebate to home owners on property tax paid. The rebate does not apply to commercial, business or rental properties. It doesn’t matter how much property tax you pay everyone gets the same rebate. Then a new income tax will be levied to make up the difference but this tax is based on your income so if you make more than a certain amount (different in every school district) your overall tax bill will go up. If you live and own a business in a certain school district then your tax bill will skyrocket. My school district is Central Dauphin and the break even point is $17,800 a year. If one makes more than that then their tax bill will rise more than the $330 they might get back if and only if they own a house.
So in effect our Governor, Commandant Rendel, the former Clintonista and former head of the DNC, has pitted one citizen against another. Renters are screwed any way you look at this referedum. Elderly folk and those on a fixed income will make out by a few bucks a year.
Our government lackeys are all running around trying to tell us this is a tax reduction.
What the fuck?!?
Shakespear said it best, “The first thing we have to do is kill all the lawyers.”
UPDATE: ACT1 was defeated in my school district 63% to 37% and appears to have been defeated all over the state.