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Old 10-10-2018, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Just wait until after Nov. when our sales tax will be even more, it is already the highest in the State.

Good times!
Yay regressive taxes!
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:58 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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https://www.krdo.com/news/cost-of-li...ings/804861387 Colorado Springs has biggest cost of living increase over last year in the nation.
Couldn't stay a secret forever.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:24 AM
 
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Just wait until after Nov. when our sales tax will be even more, it is already the highest in the State.

Good times!
Hey, don't let your infrastructure degrade to the point of **** and you won't have to do temporary tax spikes to catch up.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Hey, don't let your infrastructure degrade to the point of **** and you won't have to do temporary tax spikes to catch up.
They should just raise property taxes sales taxes disproportionately hurt the poor.
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:15 PM
 
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They should just raise property taxes sales taxes disproportionately hurt the poor.
I believe that's the point - i.e. that's how the politicians and conservative-majority homeowners in El Paso County want it. It's "patriotic" and any other approach or mind-set is "socialism" or worse. Just sayin.
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:23 PM
 
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They should just raise property taxes sales taxes disproportionately hurt the poor.
My property taxes are high enough.

There’s nothing disproportionate about sales tax.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I don't object to my money going to taxes if I feel there is accountability and transparency for what tax money is going to. That whole "Well, the government has misplaced a few trillion bucks. Possibly in our pockets, we're not really sure." thing should not fly ever. I wish there were some sort of a strictly independent third party agency, not connected or beholden to those they are there to oversee, invulnerable to corruption and illegal to bribe, that would pick over spending of tax funds with a fine tooth comb at all times.

Property, sales, it doesn't matter that much, because while it would seem only property owners would pay property taxes, in the case of rental homes of any kind, don't think for one second that those costs don't get passed down into inflating rents. And rent is already high enough around here, thank you very much. Sooner or later we all pay.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:20 AM
 
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They should just raise property taxes sales taxes disproportionately hurt the poor.
While I don't disagree with the second point, raising property taxes on lower income people who own homes could be harmful too.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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While I don't disagree with the second point, raising property taxes on lower income people who own homes could be harmful too.
Possibly but there is a world of difference between a renter and someone who owns a house. I'm not saying this will happen though sadly I don't control the government of the springs yet...
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:08 PM
 
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Possibly but there is a world of difference between a renter and someone who owns a house. I'm not saying this will happen though sadly I don't control the government of the springs yet...
Yes, renters donít pay property tax.
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