Wyoming looks at city income tax

Mar 2, 2009 Full story: WWMT-TV Kalamazoo 20

Many people are dealing with shrinking budgets, and the State of Michigan's is shrinking more than most.

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ChaChing

Grandville, MI

#1 Mar 3, 2009
Isn't property taxes enough? I have not complained about how much I have been paying, but it has consistently been rising even though my property values are down. It's tough out here and unless it significantly lowers my property taxes I can not give more. I would much rather put money in the schools at least that would raise property value and bring more people in.

Since: Feb 09

Milford, MI

#2 Mar 3, 2009
it seems it is always government jobs at stake.. perhaps there is too much governmment
Dad

Grand Rapids, MI

#3 Mar 4, 2009
tax paying idiot wrote:
it seems it is always government jobs at stake.. perhaps there is too much governmment
Remember Nobama saying create or save 3 millions jobs? The save would be Government jobs that never go away. Heck Jenny just hired 100+ to help out at the UIA. Welcome to life in Walker.
Studd Muffin

Rochester, MI

#4 Mar 4, 2009
let 'er rip! Obama is gonna hurt ya worse anyway. Socialism is next then anarchy
ChaChing

Grandville, MI

#5 Mar 5, 2009
If like Walker property tax is cut in half, this may not be such a bad thing. Unless of course no one in Wyoming is making an income, which is possible in today's economy.
fisherman

Grand Rapids, MI

#6 Mar 7, 2009
taxes can be lowered if we would all stand together and demand it make public news and make your view known

Since: Feb 09

Milford, MI

#7 Mar 9, 2009
fisherman wrote:
taxes can be lowered if we would all stand together and demand it make public news and make your view known
....well fish they well just tell you to go to lansing in make a complaint..on the property taxes that is then they well say get an a aprasell..
shit those well cost us about 250 buck.s. then they well want two of them.. hell by the time you do all of that one would be further ahead just to pay the increase.. as the next year it wellbe the same thing we need property tax reform..since the haddley act there hasnt been any.. one might live in a identacal house but you neighbor may have been there since 1994.. when the first reform was made .. then 10 years later one might have bought a home in then be paying 5 times the tax.. go figure i cant...i know this for a fact as i got tax shock in taylor.. ask my neighbor what was paying hell had a better home...he was paying about 2,000 less then me.. good lord already somebody better gets this figured out in soon..

Since: Feb 09

Milford, MI

#8 Mar 9, 2009
home well be 400 buck..s taxes well 600 buck..s home owners insurence well be 200 buck..s this is all in a month..in dont forget about big energy 120 bucks a month for light.. s another 250 bucks for heat.. good lord..already in then we suppose to buy a new car..hell im lucky if i can fix the old one... let alone buy food.. maybe this new obama thing well work free stuff for eveyone...

Since: Feb 09

Milford, MI

#9 Mar 9, 2009
oh by the way i forgot to mention unless your a government emploey you have to work for 14 bucks an hour..if your lucky.. they well get there anuall 3 percent pay rase... along with a new hire or two...

Since: Mar 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#10 Mar 27, 2009
NO CITY INCOME TAX >>>>>>> > THAT IS WHY I MOVED HERE!!!!!!!
Taxes

Grandville, MI

#11 Apr 11, 2009
fisherman wrote:
taxes can be lowered if we would all stand together and demand it make public news and make your view known
I don't like taxes and do not want more taxes. I do consider an income tax potentially less intrusive than are already high property taxes. Even if I pay the same amount to income tax as I do for property tax since it would be spread through out the year. Currently I pay more property tax than many with more valuable homes since I bought it when the market was higher. If we cut taxes with no replacements of income insight that will only hurt our community, property values and schools. Lets give this income tax a whirl as long as property taxes are lowered in the process.
PISSED

Grand Rapids, MI

#12 Apr 13, 2009
Read my lips....."NO MORE TAXES!!!!!"

Enough is enough!!! CUT some of them wasteful government commie jobs.....

Learn to live within a budget LIKE THE REST OF US!!!!!

What a BUNCH OF IDIOTS!!!!!
NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS

Matthews, IN

#13 Apr 16, 2009
I trust there's no Obama the wonder monkey voters commenting about this, they have no bitch coming since they were warned this would happen. Since they voted for him anyway... THIS IS THEIR FAULT!
We all pay taxes

Grandville, MI

#14 Apr 16, 2009
PISSED wrote:
Read my lips....."NO MORE TAXES!!!!!"
Enough is enough!!! CUT some of them wasteful government commie jobs.....
Learn to live within a budget LIKE THE REST OF US!!!!!
What a BUNCH OF IDIOTS!!!!!
I really don't see the difference between paying income tax or higher property taxes. This plan is less about raising taxes than it is about dividing them more equally. New home buyers pay much higher taxes than those that bought their homes 15 years ago and I suspect they make less money. I would like to see the plan before deciding their idiots.
Everyone pays Taxes

Grandville, MI

#15 Apr 27, 2009
PISSED wrote:
Read my lips....."NO MORE TAXES!!!!!"
Enough is enough!!! CUT some of them wasteful government commie jobs.....
Learn to live within a budget LIKE THE REST OF US!!!!!
What a BUNCH OF IDIOTS!!!!!
Certainly its fair that renters and property owners that earn more pay less just because they have owned their property longer. More taxes, it cost money to live in a city worth living in. This is the local level we need to take care of ourselves. Since I don't want to live in a slum I must be one of those idiots.
moma marie

Grand Rapids, MI

#16 May 2, 2009
I lived in Wyoming 30 years ago. At that time they talked about a city in come tax. Everytime the economy is in the crapper this issue comes up. I have to agree if you want the services you enjoy now you will pay for them. That being said how many of those services are provided with alot of wasteful spending. I think the local officials need to look at cutting the waste before they look at city tax.
Jim B

Grand Rapids, MI

#17 May 3, 2009
Wyoming has turned into a ghetto and people are moving out. Soon it will be Little Mexico.
Wyoming Bob

Grand Rapids, MI

#18 May 5, 2009
Everyone pays Taxes wrote:
<quoted text>
Certainly its fair that renters and property owners that earn more pay less just because they have owned their property longer. More taxes, it cost money to live in a city worth living in. This is the local level we need to take care of ourselves. Since I don't want to live in a slum I must be one of those idiots.
you want to live in a "better" city, with a city income tax look next door. Move to Grand Rapids.hmmmm no sidewalks plowed,no leaf and spring cleanup. Oh and the "GREAT ' GRPS what more could you ask for?
Wyoming is not GR

Grandville, MI

#19 May 26, 2009
Wyoming is not GR. Grand Rapids has a terrible habit of shouting its self in the foot. They wait until it is to late and then agrees to change. How many years does Wyoming have to operate with a deficit before they make things happen. The mayor is jumping ship and nothing seems to be happening. Lets at least discuss the possibility of an income tax. As for those that refer to Little Mexico lets don't forget the single fastest growing segment of our economy is now and has always been new emigrants.
Senor Citizen

Grandville, MI

#20 Oct 2, 2009
If You Become A Severian Citizen You Can Stop Paying Most ALL Taxes like your Weekly Checks Income Taxes...

I am not sure how it all works i just heard about it, as far as i know you will need to give up being an American Citizen which is not that cool but the tax part can save you lots of money.

I also think since you will no longer be an American Citizen sometimes you could get paid up to $1,000,000 USD that's 1 Millions Dollars for your Social Security Number......

If anyone else knows more about it i would be interested in how it fully works...

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