City Budget - My Perspective

City Budget - My Perspective

There are 3 comments on the SooToday story from Apr 14, 2012, titled City Budget - My Perspective. In it, SooToday reports that:

The average tax payer in Sault Ste Marie will experience a 2.42 % increase this year.

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Thunder Bay, Canada

#1 Apr 15, 2012
That is not bad to pay this much municipal tax i.e. "The average tax payer in Sault Ste Marie will experience a 2.42 % increase this year." Which will mean $29,000.00 times by 2.42/$701.80. This is what you will pay if you make 29 thousand dollars. In the US. The going rate for all taxes is 20.0. Let us say you make 29 thousand dollars times 20.0/5,800 dollars of 29 thousand dollars. You would take home 23800 dollars home. Our going rate in Canada is more like 29.0.

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#2 Apr 15, 2012
That's all that I hear from everyone's mouth is "its not that much" but come on, we have taxes coming off our checks that should have been gone after WW1 yet here they are still here. People are too concerned with how much the hike will be aside from why is it here, what will it be used for and how much is actually needed. You have to remember that the people raising our taxes have nothing but time and they have alot of it, 2.42% from one person isn't that much but multiply that by how many people will be hiked and get your final number, now where is that money going?, do they need that much? is it really going to what is said?, is it really that much?. They can use it to build roads but tell you that the road cost 200% more then it actually does. People have to start doing they're own research rather then believe what someone writes in a forum. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH EVERYONE PLEASE!

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#3 Apr 15, 2012
And no Television does not tell you the whole truth.....EVER.

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