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Letter: Tax increases taking toll on all Hoosiers




To the editor:

As Thomas Paine wrote, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” I can remember when the Republican Party used to campaign on “no new taxes.” My oh my, how times have changed.

On the state level since 1973, the state legislature has passed six forms of the county optional income tax, affecting Indiana taxpayers.

Now, they are wanting to do away with corporate property taxes, the revenue that makes up a lot of the budgets for counties, cities and schools. Where will the new money come from? They will let the county councils raise their rates on the local taxpayer (called passing the buck), which means we will bear this one also.

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