Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Ax the bus tax

The Kalamazoo County Taxpayers Association has come out in opposition to the proposed transportation tax increase.

The Kalamazoo County Taxpayers Association recently announced its opposition to the tax, questioning whether key services would be lost if it was rejected.

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"When citizens see almost four out of every five bus seats empty, and realize that there are only about 1,500 Car-A-Van riders, and only 670 that live outside the city, they're going to scratch their heads at this proposed tax hike,'' said the group's president, Isaac Morehouse.

"A 1 percent cut in Metro (Transit's) budget could solve this 'problem,' yet they want a 25 percent budget increase? There's simply no justification for this new tax.''
The KCTA has plenty of good information on its website. In addition, they have even more information in a fact sheet on the subject. This tax hike richly deserves to go down to defeat.

2 comments:

Gregor said...

does the Kalamazoo County Taxpayer Assocation ever support a tax raise?

and if not, why is it news when they don't?

Allan said...

They never support a tax increase, but they sometimes remain neutral. It's their arguments about the bus tax which are newsworthy.