Vote NO 2 TAX APRIL 7th

Vote NO 2 TAX APRIL 7th

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Schools get enough already from sales, property taxes

Craig Porter had this in the April 5 Dispatch/Rock Island Argus. "In response to the school facilities tax referendum, let us look at the property tax in the Illinois Quad-Cities. Only 11 states have a higher property tax rate than Illinois. That means 38 states have a lower tax rate and yet they continue to operate at or above the current level in Illinois. Also, out of the taxpayer's property tax, more than 55 percent goes to the local school districts. ..... The current state base sales tax is 6.25 percent with a range of 0-4.25 percent that can be added locally. This ranks Illinois seventh in base sales tax in the United States. ..... Rock Island County schools have more than adequate revenue to operate. This is about the district's waste of money more than children's education -- although the proponents would not admit this. ..... Also, the taxpayers that have their children in private schools should not have to support the public schools through their property taxes. If the public would carefully end the bureaucracy of the public schools they would see how mediocre the system of education is compared to the dollars that are currently spent.:

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