Monday, April 4, 2011

Crash tax is just another tax increase

Fraser has a crash tax.

In a nutshell, if you don't live in Fraser and get into an accident there, the city sends you a bill for police services related to your crash.

The trick here is to pass a tax that is acceptable to the local taxpayers because it is applied to someone else.

However, just because a city can get it past the local voters, does not mean that it is acceptable or even logical.

Think it through Fraser voters. This tax is very clever as long as you are the only ones that charge it. It stops being clever as soon as all of your neighboring communities, and then communities everywhere, pass the same tax.

At that point, it is just a tax increase on everyone, including the residents of Fraser.

In the mean time, it is one more reason never to visit Fraser.


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