Clayton to put tax ballots before voters

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CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Tuesday night the Clayton board of alderman voted to approve placing two tax ballots before the city’s voters on April 8th. The ballot will consist of two tax increase proposals, one a bond issue that will cost a homeowner of a $500,000 home an extra $230 per year, and a sales tax increase of half a percent.

The sales tax increase would bring Clayton’s sales tax to just over 8%.

Money from the tax increases will go to paying for city services, such as emergency services, economic development, street improvements and a new ice rink in Shaw Park.

2 comments

  • ByeByeToTheRite

    No, this is yet another “tax the poor and the working class, give to the rich” tax scheme.

    Sales taxes going up, up, up with no end in sight, while income taxes stay LOW for the wealthy – NO income tax on inherited investment income for which NO work was done! Only in America!

    The solution? Residents should vote NO on BOTH taxes – sure, the sales tax will take money from people visiting and working in the city, but residents buy stuff there, too. So…..

    Hate high taxes? Think taxes are high enough already? This is NOT the solution. Vote NO NO NO.

    Make them tax the income of the rich someday when we come to our senses.

    • ByeByeToTheRite

      Oh, forgot to mention the “purposes” listed for this, note “Economic Development”. That’s code words for “tax breaks and welfare handouts to wealthy developers”. Well, at least they’re honest!

      So if you want to payer higher sales taxes and property taxes in Clayton, and don’t mind most of it going into the pockets of people FAR wealthier than you’ll ever be, then by all means, vote yes.

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