Aunt Virginia wants to take more money from my wife and me — and city officials in Columbus, Ohio, want to take more from the neighbors of Kimberly’s parents (the story provides a nice history lesson on local taxation):
For the first time in a quarter-century, Columbus is headed for a debate over increasing the city income tax.
Mayor Michael B. Coleman last week appointed a panel to examine the city’s expense and revenue structures and recommend improvements. The big item for discussion will be whether to seek voter approval to increase the income tax, whose rate has been 2 percent since Jan. 1, 1983.
Aren’t you glad you live in the suburbs, Dad Johnson (I know you’re reading — and I’m glad you are)?