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Vote ‘no’ unless you like to pay more in taxes

Published: Saturday, March 30, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

Once again, on April 9, the 1 percent sales tax referendum will be on the ballot. If passed, the revenue from the sales tax increase can be used only on infrastructure, maintenance, and building upgrades. The proposed usage of Dixon’s share is for building maintenance and upkeep of Dixon’s school facilities.

However, at the board meeting on Feb. 20, Superintendent Juenger stated that the board is interested in buying land for future building projects. Interesting concept, especially after recent contract negotiations where the board constantly spoke of deficit spending.

So, where would the money come from and from which fund? Or, is the ultimate purpose of this referendum to build a K-12 campus?

This 1 percent sales tax referendum will result in citizens paying 14.81 percent more in sales tax. After this tax increase is instituted, it will never be rescinded.

Nobody needs a tax increase during difficult economic times, especially senior citizens living on a fixed income, unemployed citizens, and low-income families. Vote “no” unless you enjoy paying more taxes.

 

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