Tax & Spend

Whether one opposes or supports laws that increase the amount government collects from taxpayers in order to spend more on projects and services, including infrastructure, special tax districts for new buildings, and benefit programs for the disadvantaged (e.g., sick, poor, and elderly).


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    We must hold each department to the same standards in budgeting. It is unfair that any department be allowed to over spend their budget and then have to be supplemented by another department.

    Christopher A. Barfield

    Mayor,
    Harrisburg, North Carolina

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  • STRONGLY OPPOSE
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    The city of Grand Rapids has about 1.2 Billion dollar debt. of unfunded liabilities. The proposed new 2018 budget is currently the highest in the history of the city at $528 Million ( over half a billion ) this is way to high to sustain for years to come. It must be addressed with HARD CHOICES period.

    Michael Farage

    City Commissioner,
    Grand Rapids, Michigan

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  • OPPOSE
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    I will never, and I mean never, support a tax increase. The federal government does not have a revenue problem; it has a spending problem, and I aim to cure that problem. I support a simplification of the tax code and would support a fair tax, which is a consumption-based tax, thereby ending the need for individuals and businesses to report income to the IRS.

  • OPPOSE
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    The laws that collect taxes from working class in order to spend on projects & services is a vehicle to use but it's not our responsibility as people. We have multiple ways to generate revenue for spending within our City. We will add more revenue by creating traffic coming to & from Seattle being we are a powerhouse leader. Economic growth & development is what provides to needs in communiy.

    Tiniell Cato

    Mayor,
    Seattle, Washington

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  • STRONGLY SUPPORT
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    Money spent to keep citizens alive and safe is not wasted. The wealthy minority can afford to help fund programs that benefit us all.

    Michael Thomas Deeley

    City Councilor,
    Medical Lake, Washington

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  • OPPOSE
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    While taxes have become necessary to the running of our nation, the amount and allocation of these taxes collected has gotten out of hand. We as a people need to be more involved in how our tax money is spent.

    Gary Joseph Plumlee

    City Councilor,
    Medical Lake, Washington

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