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Old 03-19-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Looks like there's going to be more tax hikes....per the article taxes will be increased from 7 to 8% over the next three years...guess it's everywhere...*sigh*

Nutter presents Phila. budget today | Philadelphia Inquirer | 03/19/2009 (http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/20090319_Nutter_presents_Phila_budget_today.html - broken link)

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Old 03-19-2009, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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I understand Nutter is trying to balance the budget and clean up the mess from the previous administration but spare us the "temporary tax" nonsense. Wasn't the City Wage Tax suppose to be temporary as well? When was that put into place, during the Dilworth era? And I agree with some of the comments presented by those who read the article; make a stronger effort to collect back taxes from those who have laughed at the law instead of being held accountable by it.

I can only hope that the citizens can benefit from the increased revenue the city receives by the tax increase by not only keeping the libraries, etc but maybe even being provided with better services by the city. I know out here it seems that our property tax dollars go to create some elaborate entertainment hall for the high schools. Does anyone else remember auditoriums with hard metal chairs?
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Yeah...there is no such thing as temporary...taxes only go one way...UP!! I like the mayor but he's doing himself an injustice by saying this is only temporary.
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:03 AM
 
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We could have seen that coming, no one wants to cut services, or lay offs, everyone here voted for the last mayor and this one and the current guy in the WH. It seems everyone loves to spend money here but wants someone else to pick up the tab. they run big businesses and small businesses out with taxes, run the middle class out with triple taxes and keep askign for welfare services and not accountability. hmmm, what do the people expect?

the schools are abysmal but they dont make cuts, they want to pump more money into the failing public schools. its hard to attract quality workers to the city with taxes so high and crime thats like Detroit. and for 50 years the same one party rule-uuh duh, its like asking to be taxed
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