created by: Funding Public Education | May 31, 2012
Should schools be funded by income tax, sales tax, or property tax or combo?
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Local school taxes with an inflation cap, and with few Act1 exceptions to increase taxes provide taxpayers with greater power to control taxes.
Needless to say, it all depends upon how PSEA stacks the deck with PSEA agenda directors on the local boards, but it is often easier to mobilize at the district level than state level.
A voter referendum on big ticket items that OH has would empower voters, especially with multi-million dollar building plans.
The problem with PA is a contingent of about 25 to 30 GOP state reps in SE PA who are intimidated by PSEA and vote for the PSEA agenda.
If you're going to go after my wages, how about factoring in a source of revenue from non-wage earnings, such as capital gains? And property taxes cannot be entirely eliminated, as they provide a stable and predictable income stream for the schools; and for many businesses (including professional corporations and partnerships), they are the only sure way to make certain they pay a fair share.
Do not use my money to pay for others' whelps!
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