Raise My Taxes? How Thoughtful!

Politicians love to promise “change” when they are running for office, but budget bureaucrats in Sumner County, Tenn., don’t think apparently overworked clerks should have to make change for taxpayers when they buy vehicle license tags.

Their solution: Raise taxes to the nearest dollar!!!

Ben Cunningham of the blog TaxingTennessee has a better idea: Lower taxes to the nearest dollar in the other direction and thus put 75 cents back into the pockets of hard-working taxpayers instead of taking 25 cents more of their money.

He assumes, of course, that the county officials are speaking the truth about the reason behind the proposed tax hike. We all know better. The motive is to get more money, not make life easier for clerks.


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