Letter: Local sales tax would solve many of Chico's problems

There are 6 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Jun 2, 2014, titled Letter: Local sales tax would solve many of Chico's problems. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

Californians have the highest state sales tax in the nation - but, whoops, that's not the whole story.

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Chico, CA

#1 Jun 5, 2014
What a freakin dumbazz, I'll support a sales tax when we don't have any more than 10 people employed by the city making over 100,000 per year. And that will never happen. I refuse to support city employees efforts to get rich off my taxes.

Glenn, CA

#2 Jun 5, 2014
The city workers are addicted to spending money like a crack addict is addicted to smoking rocks! Stop the foolishness and recall this lame city council!!!!! It is all their fault!!!!
Glo Bull Warming LOL

Grass Valley, CA

#3 Jun 5, 2014
That's liberal demorats for ya'... more of other peoples money will solve all of the world’s problems. And the imbeciles ain't figured it out yet, that, that does not, and never has worked, it only creates more bureaucracies and more problems. Just look at what it has done to this State of California!!!

Lakeport, CA

#4 Jun 5, 2014
The liberal mantra is "higher taxes".
The public employee unions will eat up tax increases in stride just like they have been doing for years.
Do you wonder why services have gone way down but taxes NEVER go down?
Fewer public employees making alot more money, and what is worse?
The public employee retirement structure is out of this world.

Don't cut government services…
Don't raise taxes…
Fix Pensions First!

retired California government workers
receive pensions in excess of $100,000
from CalPERS
They're all listed here.
Name Employer Warrant Amount Annual
Alexander, Thomas E City of Chico $8,947.23 $107,366.76
Baptiste, Antoine G City of Chico $10,409.65 $124,915.80
Beardsley, Dennis D City of Chico $8,510.23 $102,122.76
Brown, John S City of Chico $17,210.38 $206,524.56
Carrillo, John A City of Chico $10,398.98 $124,787.76
Davis, Fred City of Chico $12,467.78 $149,613.36
Dunlap, Patricia A City of Chico $10,847.05 $130,164.60
Fell, John G City of Chico $9,209.35 $110,512.20
Frank, David R City of Chico $14,830.05 $177,960.60
Garrison, Frank W City of Chico $8,933.56 $107,202.72
Jack, James F City of Chico $9,095.09 $109,141.08
Lando, Thomas J City of Chico $11,236.48 $134,837.76
Mcenespy, Barbara L City of Chico $12,573.40 $150,880.80
Pierce, Cynthia City of Chico $9,390.30 $112,683.60
Probst, John D City of Chico $8,361.02 $100,332.24
Ross, Earnest C City of Chico $9,496.60 $113,959.20
Sellers, Clifford R City of Chico $9,511.11 $114,133.32
Vonderhaar, John F City of Chico $8,488.07 $101,856.84
Voris, Timothy M City of Chico $8,433.90 $101,206.80
Weber, Michael C City of Chico $11,321.93 $135,863.16
Your search returned 20 records Total Amount for this Employer
$209,672.16 Monthly
$2,516,065.92 Annually

Lakeport, CA

#5 Jun 5, 2014
The end game for liberal thinking in regard to taxation is...socialism.
"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples money"
It is very simple.
There will never be enough money to run government the way that liberals want to run it.....
So........we the peeps need to force elected officials to cut spending or........ kick them to the curb.

Paradise, CA

#6 Jun 5, 2014
An increase in local income tax on those wage earners earning at or above the median income for Chico residents is recommended .It doesn't seem right we ask the poor to fund the police and firefighters retirement packages thru a general sales tax. Thank you.

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