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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    Jared Guy Thomas

    U. S. Representative,
    West Lafayette, Indiana

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  • STRONGLY OPPOSE
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    Taxation is theft. Before the 16th amendment it was unconstitutional to for the federal government to directly tax individuals. The states would figure out the best way to collect funds from the citizens of their state and then would allocate the funds, based on the state's population. The state's ability to withhold federal funding maintained the state's restriction of federal overreach.

    Tyler Scott Colford

    Senator,
    Jacksonville, Vermont

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  • NOT APPLICABLE
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    Do you know the Town of Harrisburg has more than $19 million in total debt? About $5 million is outside of the water and sewer fund. We also have known projects that are beginning or already planned for debt that is in the neighborhood of $6 million dollars. This is about $25 million is obligations do we need more debt? I don't think we need more debt at this time.

    Christopher A. Barfield

    Mayor,
    Harrisburg, North Carolina

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  • NOT APPLICABLE
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    Taxes are a nessesity, however they are from the residents of Commerce City and should be used to Benifits those people. I plan to reduce spending by negotiating better contracts for services and products used by the city Administration, Emergancy services, Helping residents who need help, etc.

    William Jackson

    City Councilor,
    Commerce City , Colorado

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  • STRONGLY OPPOSE
    O+

    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.