Letters: Sales tax opposition provokes reaction

Bill Crawford, Pittsboro
Posted 2/28/20

To the editor:

It would seem that the movement against the sales tax increase has provoked a reaction. The Democrats have seen fit to spend the better part of $1,000 (minimum order of that sized …

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To the editor:

It would seem that the movement against the sales tax increase has provoked a reaction. The Democrats have seen fit to spend the better part of $1,000 (minimum order of that sized sign plus fence posts for display) to get a response up.

That tells me that they really want that money, while telling you that it is “only a quarter penny.” So it is needed funding for government, while it is only a pittance.

If that weren’t cynical enough, they also declare the new money is for “schools, affordable housing and family farms,” all laudable targets, knowing full well that the sales tax goes into the general ledger and can be spent any way they decide to budget it.

The Democrats have made it clear that raising property taxes through valuation and legally mandated assessment increases is not enough. Anybody in the north and east sections of Chatham who had their property values skyrocket due to your proximity to Chatham Park, take a gander at your new property tax levels. Then the question that follows should be: how much more money do these people need?

Get out and vote this week. Early voting at the four sites runs until Saturday, weekdays 8 a.m.-7 p.m., and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Voting on Tuesday, March 3rd, is at all your local voting places, running from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Enough is enough.

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