Viewpoints: Letters / Opinions
Ketchikan Assembly's vote on sin tax
By Laura Plenert
March 08, 2016
Regardless of Monday night’s vote on the additional cigarette taxes, I have one question. Will this publically elected group hear the words of the people (NO more sin taxes) and will they abide by it when we the people vote against it?? Or will they plow ahead like the Ketchikan City Council and declare those of us who vote – ignorant of what we want and think????? I’m pretty sure that if this gets to a vote of the people that the populace will again give the powers that be a resounding – STOP IT, get out of our lives.
Those of us that live in “real-ville” know that all Government – whether Local, State or Federal – needs to CUT SPENDING. Balance your budget like the regular guy has to to survive. I’m pretty sure that we may lose some “niceties” if the local budget is balanced. But that is what happens when dollars are short and we have no way to abscond with more funds from the working stiffs.
It is NOT right for the government to play Robin Hood – to steal from the working folks to give away to anyone.
About: "A NON smoking working stiff who does donate to charities of my choice. A person who pays my way and does not need to be taxed for my sins."
Received March 07, 2016
- Published March 08, 2016
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