Well sort of. On Monday, I said the Broward Commission was voting to place a sales tax increase on the November ballot. To everyone's chagrin, the Commission placed two tax increases on the ballot. Neither one deserves your support.
An initiative originating with the municipalities will, if approved, increase the sales tax from 6 to 7 cents on a dollar spent up to $5000. Most of the money raised will go to the cities to spend on maintenance, repair, replacement, and new infrastructure. So many of the same people who for years have failed to allocate money from the budget to maintrain, repair and replace infrastructurethe are asking for more money. Finally they are interested in infrastructure after years of kicking the can down the road. Now the tough decision is on our shoulders, the voters. I am not supporting this tax and suggest you consider working with me to defeat it.
Now for the second tax increase placed on the November ballot. The County proposed a 3/4s of a cent increase which will take the sales tax from 6 to 6.75. The county decided Transit is the most important issue needing significant additional funding; more important than public safety, and a host of other programs. Therefore this proposal needs to be rejected by the voters on November 8th.
If both of the proposals pass, our effective sales tax rate will be 7.75 cents on each dollar we spend up to $5,000.
Join me in defeating these proposals by sharing this post and signing a petition against them. The petition can be signed at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/one-cent-nonsense. When Positing, Tweeting and emailing this information to your friends and colleagues, please use the hashtag #noonecentnonsense Thank you.