Monday, April 6, 2015
Issues still the same for twice defeated tax
Lawrence Bay had this in the April 6 Dispatch/Rock Island Argus. ..... marks paragraph breaks. "The 1 percent school sales tax is on Tuesday's ballot. The same measure that was defeated in 2009 and 2014.The issues are the same now as they were then. Here is a brief summary of why it should again be defeated. ..... Once enacted, this sales tax can never be repealed. If we are correct in our fears, this will do irreparable harm to Rock Island County merchants and cost the state of Illinois and our municipalities substantial lost sales tax revenue. We will never be able to undo the damage which may be done to the Rock Island County retail base. We believe Scott County merchants and the state of Iowa will benefit most from this added sales tax and that Illinois will lose. ..... Why should we add to the competitive advantage which Scott County merchants already enjoy over Rock Island County? For more reasons to vote NO visit voteno2tax.blogspot.com and read the 76 posts currently on that site."