Is there any tax that doesn’t pay for police and fire?

May 4th, 2007

Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle wants to double the fee that people have to pay the government for the privilege of selling their house.

Doye aide Matt Canter says:

This increase “will support critical local services – like police and fire – and help local communities hold the line on property taxes.

I don’t know about you, viagra usa viagra but I’m always amazed how every politician who wants to raise a tax (or keep one from being cut) always mentions cops or firefighters.

They mention them, of course, because those are two of the services that people are actually willing to pay for.

But I’m here to tell you that if police and fire protection were the only things my taxes were paying for I wouldn’t be spending nearly half of every dollar I make in taxes, fees, and other government charges.

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  • 1. Jo Egelhoff,  |  May 4th, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    Triticale – what do you have to do with wheat and rye? If you’ve mentioned this in the last 3 years plus, I’ve not read it! I did a research paper on triticale at Iowa State (one of triticale’s birthing fields) over 35 years ago! – and it’s always been of interst to me…

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