February 16, 2005

FIRST VOUCHERS, NOW TAX CUTS... (via mc):

Tax Relief Plans Set Stage for D.C. Surplus Debate (Eric M. Weiss, February 16, 2005, Washington Post)

Members of the D.C. Council introduced a slew of bills yesterday that would reduce the property tax burden in the city in anticipation of another year of skyrocketing property values.

Every member of the council has sponsored or co-sponsored at least one tax cut proposal since the legislative session began Jan. 2, indicating wide support for such measures. Chairman Linda W. Cropp (D) said those proposals contain more than $300 million in tax relief, including proposed reductions in income and sales taxes.

The revenue-reducing bills are the first salvo in an expected battle between council members and others who want to use the city's rapidly rising revenue to reduce its tax burden and those who want to use the extra money to restore programs cut during lean times and improve health and human services.


As mc says, even the bluest of the blue is taking on reddish hues.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 16, 2005 6:50 PM
Comments

No offense, but this from someone who promised 49 (or was it 50?) for Bush...

Posted by: jsmith at February 17, 2005 12:17 AM

50. He'd have won them if he'd left Iraq in Summer 2003.

Posted by: oj at February 17, 2005 7:13 AM
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