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Pennsylvania Liberty Alliance President Answers Chamber of Commerce

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October 9, 2018

Status-Quo Special Interests Are Hypocrites on Pennsylvania Property Tax Elimination

Otto,

The Establishment PA Chamber of Commerce, and virtually all of the public school lobby organizations, love to say that property tax revenue is “stable”, while other revenue from other sources is not.

Therefore, they say, we cannot eliminate it.

We always ask “stable for who?” For the tax collector?

I suppose when you can constantly raise the rate, and with the threat of losing one’s home, the tax collector could view the property tax as stable.

But what about the taxpayer? Is it stable for them? Absolutely not.

While the Chamber praises the property tax and touts it’s supposed stability, it has contradictory views of other taxes.

In one section of their plan, they write about how governments tend to favor the Gross Receipts Tax because it produces large and stable amounts of revenue. It then goes on to say:

“…this revenue stability, however, does not outweigh the tax’s economic harm”.

Why then, does the Chamber love providing the government with large and stable amounts of revenue, but then overlook the harm it does to the homeowner and the economy?

Why does the same critique not apply to the property tax?

From the viewpoint of the taxpayer, the sales tax and the income tax are far more stable.

Consider that the income tax in Pennsylvania has only been raised one time in the past 26 years.

There was a 0.17 percentage point increase in 2004. The change previous to that was actually a lowering of the rate.

That sounds pretty stable to this writer.

Even more stable is the sales tax, which has been 6% since 1968, but yet each of these taxes have continued to generate more revenue through natural growth, and they do so without the need for constant rate increases.

I think we can all agree that Harrisburg has had no trouble spending more of our tax dollars in nearly every annual budget, and they do so mainly using these two funding sources.

The Chamber’s report even touts the stability of the sales tax with this statement :

“Between 1999 and 2017, inflation-adjusted collections only diverged from the overall period’s average by more than 3 percent three times: once, when collections dropped in 2010, and again in 2016 and 2017, when collections comfortably exceeded the average”

Go here to securely chip in online RIGHT NOW or mail a donation to Pennsylvania Liberty Alliance, PO Box 98, Bethel PA 19507.

Unlike the school lobby and bureaucrat special interests, Pennsylvania Liberty Alliance is exclusively funded by private citizens like you.

We need your help to fight back against big government proponents hell-bent on keeping their constant flood of our tax dollars coming at all costs.

For Liberty,


Ron Boltz
President
Pennsylvania Liberty Alliance

PS. We’ll be delivering thousands and thousands of petitions to Harrisburg legislators very soon to show them they will have a grassroots firestorm on their hands if they fail to eliminate school property taxes.

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Sign our petition in support of Property Tax Elimination today.

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