after 50 years of continuous growth in federal state county and city governments you would think that someone in government would have the good sense to at least consider pausing taking a deep breath here and look for ways to reduce the size and cost of government at every level.
what happens to normal every day people once they get in office or have any power in government ?
They would never be able to run a business , home, church or temple budget the way they mismanage governmental budgets. they would go broke.
it's as if governments operate under some special rules of mismanagement the rest of us have never heard of.
So employees of government look around you. some cities States counties already have every tax, fee fine, surcharge, excise tax known to mankind and they still are hungry for more taxes.
NYC NY is thinking of a lap dancing tax,, I think we should have a lap dancing here in NH too as long as our lap dancers don't look like our mayor governor. or some NH lawmakers.
remember that axiom from economics 101
what you tax you get less of, what you subsidize you get more of.
Look at every city or state that raised taxes and you will see they lost revenue in the process.
Sales taxes ask MA,CT, NYC,NY,IL, MD look at the numbers when MA raised sales taxes people ran across the border to NH to buy stuff in our stores to avoid Ma excessive taxes.
new or more INCOME TAX anyone?
Ask Maryland, NYC, NY. few years back Maryland was looking for more money to waste, they saw over 3,000 millionaires filing state income taxes so they raised the income tax. guess what happen?
It's a matter of public record look it up.
next year less than 2,000 millionaires filed taxes in da state.
that's right law makers tax payers. over 1,000 rich people left the state, so the state lost that revenue stream, but those rich people took jobs and business with them to the new homes the moved too.
so the state lost jobs, money spent on the local economy lots of revenue left the state, Maryland still haven't recovered the job loss.
see really rich people can afford to live anywhere.
so bring on the lap dancing tax and the really
pretty lap dancers
cut spending reduce the size and cost of government at every level