Teabaggers unite to oppose mass transit expansion in the Indianapolis area
Posted in the Indianapolis Forum
#1 Apr 12, 2013
No wonder Indy looks like a city in a third world nation:::::
Tea party activists are organizing the first formal opposition to expanded mass transit in Central Indiana, and they’re willing to spend cash to defeat a proposed referendum on the issue.
“Our concerns are not only about the local tax increase, but about the overall cost of such a proposal,” said Chase Downham, president of the Indiana chapter of Americans for Prosperity.“We think this particular plan is costly for our city, and we are concerned about the impact on the budget going forward.”
The group opposes legislation that would allow residents to decide through a referendum whether to raise their income taxes by up to 0.3 percent to pay for most of the local portion of a 10-year,$1.3 billion transit expansion. That tax would amount to roughly $10 to $15 per month for the average worker and would pay for most of the $700 million local share.
Americans for Prosperity, a national tea party group founded by the billionaire Koch brothers, is becoming increasingly involved in state politics throughout the country. The Indiana chapter recently launched a six-figure media campaign to back Gov. Mike Pence’s proposed tax cut.
#3 Apr 12, 2013
I like weenie water.
#4 Apr 12, 2013
And when I say I would love to live under a Koch regime,I mean that literally. It would be a privilege and honor to serve them. As long as they'll let me come up from under their desk on occasion for a breather.
#5 Apr 12, 2013
Would a mass transit system improve the areas that look like a third world nation? The city needs private production jobs, and citizens educated enough to fill those jobs. Mass transit funded by tax dollars drags the local economy down without a job filled tax base to pay for it. When ctizens do no work, an income tax cut is meaningless. Sales tax at 7% reduction would be of more benefit to the masses. And why is it when ever there is another tax increase, the statement is made: It will ONLY be XX amount of dollars per tax payer?
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