How much more can we possibly pay?

How much more can taxpayers be asked to pay, before even more voters give up and move to a more tax-friendly state? Measure A is asking voters to pay $0.265 per building square foot. On a 1,600-square-foot home that would amount to $426 per year on top of the $276.68 we are now paying for schools! 

The tax is supposed to last for seven years, but if you believe that, I have some swamp land in Florida to sell you. (Have you ever seen taxes go down or go away?) I was originally told the $300 hospital parcel tax would last just three years, only to find out after it passed it would go on forever! 

How much more can taxpayers endure, before they “kill the goose that laid the golden egg?” I urge voters to vote “no” on Measure A.


Ed Payne