Have we crossed the billion mark on GREAT plan versions?

Here’s a recap of where Tax Jesus stands with his reform package.

The plan still proposes elimination of school property taxes, which make up the majority of a homeowner’s tax bill. To recoup the money needed to run local school systems, a sales tax would be levied on goods, including groceries, and most services. Those services include but are not limited to accounting, architecture, banking, engineering, household maintenance, legal, photography, transportation, veterinary and vehicle services. As proposed, medical services would not be taxed. Funds would be collected and then be distributed to systems statewide.

6 comments

  1. Icarus says:

    This would be comical if the stakes weren’t so high.

    Tax Jesus should quit while he’s way, way behind.

  2. rugby_fan says:

    I agree Icarus.

    Here it is almost lunch, I am famished, and the steaks are too high for me to reach and eat.

    The only word I can think of to describe the situation? Tragedy.

  3. AubieTurtle says:

    Regardless of the merits of replacing property taxes with sales taxes, I don’t get the reasoning behind the absolute insistence on the money going to the state. Oh, I know why they probably want to do it (Power), but what is the reason being given to the public?

    If the “problem” is that they don’t believe that counties can figure out how to collect sales tax themselves, then why not make the law that the state department of revenue will collect the taxes and remit 100% of the amount collected in each county to that county? Are the counties also believed to be too stupid to know how to cash a check?

  4. jpw says:

    Since my property tax in Union county has recently doubled from one year to the next, I am FOR eliminating school property tax. Our “out of control” school board has got to be reigned in somehow.

  5. Bill Simon says:

    JPW,

    Vote them out of office. OR, did you forget you had that power.

    AND, what makes you think giving more taxing power to the Georgia General Assembly is GOOD government?

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