Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Regressive Taxes by City Council; "Greensboro increased its vehicle tax from $10 to the maximum allowed"

"...The law gives cities across North Carolina the choice to raise their vehicle tax up to $30.

As a result, Greensboro increased its vehicle tax from $10 to the maximum allowed.

$30 - $10 = $20 increase for every car in every household

If the average household has two cars, it's a $40 annual increase 

$40 / $100,000 = 0.0004 increase

$40 / $50,000 = 0.0008 increase

$40 / $30,000 = 0.00133 increase

$40 / $20,000 = 0.002 increase

The change went into effect in the summer of 2016 but many people won't feel the sticker shock until they renew their registrations this year.

The City of Greensboro made poor people pay more as a percentage of income,
so the wealthy pay less and they have been doing it for years

Our 'liberal' City Council are quite the vermin,
as they're not even liberal 

“Bringing in the increased fee will result in about $4 million annually,” said Dale Wyrick, the city's director of field operations. He says the money will help Greensboro fix more than 40 extra lane miles of road a year.

Greensboro's poorest don't know they got the shaft
just like last year, and the year before, 
from a City Council who a reaping revenue on regressive taxation of the poor 

“About 43 percent of our streets in Greensboro need resurfacing or significant patching. That's almost half. As you drive around Greensboro, ride quality is not what it should be. Bumpy roads, potholes,” Wyrick explained.

Legal theft this is, from the poor for the benefit of the rich
by Greensboro's City Council

Vample says she hopes the money isn't just used to focus on the downtown area because neighborhoods like hers need a lot of road work, too.

“I guess I'll go ahead and pay it now,” she said.

Why wouldn't the 'news' outlet find someone who is pissed?

...Because of changes in the last year, the budget for road resurfacing now goes from about $2 million a year to $8 million -- $4 million of that is from the tax increase. An additional $2 million will be from new bonds voters approved in November."


And now we are paying more for Water and Sewer
on top of a 300% increase in Greensboro's car tax
which Justin Outling, Sharon Hightower, Yvonne Johnson and Jamal Fox didn't object to, 
betraying our poorest citizens and many of their constituents 

Greensboro City Manager Jim Westmoreland recommends regressive tax increases on Greensboro's poorest citizens


These folks don't know what shame is, 
they just roll with it as the News and friends are so financially illiterate
they can't figure it out enough to inform the majority of Greensboro's public of the scam

Greensboro City Council passed regressive tax increase on Greensboro's poor 


City Council is for fucking poor people more than they already are 
to pay for handouts to rental owning financial backers

Touting "no property tax increase" 
as they shaft Greensboro's poorest is blatantly lying to our community

Anyone who said Greensboro didn't raise taxes last year was lying very much


"Journalists and politicians have become ensnared in a symbiotic web of lies that misleads the public"


They don't mind kicking 'East Greensboro' residents in the nuts a little bit more,
but that City Council's African American league is in on it is disgusting

Greensboro's City Council is going to tax the poor to please their paymaster donors
who make a whole lot more, 
and will be taxed less by a 'liberal' group of 'Say Yes' men and women

John Hammer on Greensboro's regressive water and sewer regressive tax increase


Dear Guilford County residents on City of Greensboro water and sewer; Your bills are about to go up about 8.5%, and the News and Record didn't tell you


Garbage Journalism; Susan Ladd: "Water rate increase is reasonable and necessary" Crooked Government; Greensboro City Council


As the economy tanks, 
poorer citizens in Guilford County will be paying for what wealthy landlords etc...
won't have to pay because it's a vehicle tax instead of a property tax

What Did You Say Increased Water And Sewer Rates Are For?


Coming soon to Greensboro's Performing Arts Center


"What John Oliver learned [which Greensboro's City Council and City Staff Didn't] while setting up a 401(k) plan for his employees"


Greensboro's poorest don't know they are going to get the shaft
just like last year and the year before

Legal theft this is, from the poor for the benefit of the rich
by Greensboro's City Council

'Regressive Tax'

A tax that takes a larger percentage from low-income people than from high-income people.

A tax that takes a larger percentage of the income of low-income people than of high-income people.

...it hits lower-income individuals harder.

Sales taxes...are generally considered to be regressive 
...because expenses for food, clothing and shelter tend to make up a higher percentage
of a lower income consumer's overall budget.

...even though the tax may be uniform (such as 7% sales tax),
lower income consumers are more affected by it because they are less able to afford it.

...a regressive tax imposes a greater burden (relative to resources) on the poor than on the rich
— there is an inverse relationship between the tax rate and the taxpayer's ability to pay
as measured by assets, consumption, or income.

Regressive taxes tend to reduce the tax incidence of people with higher ability-to-pay,
as they shift the incidence disproportionately to those with lower ability-to-pay.

'Regressive Tax'