Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Marin Voice: Ruling Democrats are ruining California

She hit the nail on the head.

What the California dude on the street hasn't realized is that the Democrats he votes for are the very same Democrats who are giving him the shaft.

Here's how. Proposition 30 has been positioned as the last savior for education by imposing higher sales taxes on Californians and a heavier tax burden on higher incomes-supposedly the richest among us, but it really hits small business and some in the middle class hard. As sales taxes creep even higher, consumption will continue to plummet and negatively impact tax revenues. This will not cure education's budgetary ills.

Unlike states with high sales taxes that do not have an income tax — like Washington — California hits citizens with the double whammy — high sales and income taxes. This hurts the little guy, the one the Democrats are supposedly looking out for.

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