Fair share? Bad idea

Full story: PittsburghLIVE.com
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has proposed a 1 percent "Fair Share Tax" on college students' tuition as a means of getting Pittsburgh out of a $15 million pension hole. Full Story

“Obama is a Liar, Period!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Nov 15, 2009
It's a great idea, Cranberry Township, Butler County, will welcome these schools with open arms. If the Pittsburgh Democrats keep at it, everyone will leave! Will the last Democrat in the city turn out the lights?

“"Tempus fugit, memento mori!"”

Since: Oct 09

Trantor

#2 Nov 15, 2009
Old Cynic wrote:
It's a great idea, Cranberry Township, Butler County, will welcome these schools with open arms. If the Pittsburgh Democrats keep at it, everyone will leave! Will the last Democrat in the city turn out the lights?
But only if the economics support it, Old Man. Billions of private and public infrastructure have been erected to create the economic core of the region. It will not be dismantled on a whim; at 1%, the tuition tax is but a few hundred dollars. Is the bulk of the region's populatuion in Cranberry so as to justify the incurring of additional transporation costs and time? Is the commercial space and housing available? The public infrastructure to support it (Oh, dear, sounds like new and more taxes in your northern Nirvanna!)? The lights will go out in your eyes long, long, long before they do so in the city... if ever.

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