I’m going to try and make one of Carney’s budget meetings next week and could use some pointed questions. Below are some inspired by a CassandraM post at Blue Delaware, but I could use some more if you have any.
>According to your own data, Bank Taxes have decreased why are banks getting lavished with tax breaks and contributing less, while you asking middle class and working families to carry more of the revenue burden?
>Why have Business Taxes have also decreased and franchise taxes look as though they are the same as last year? Why can’t the country’s most profitable companies, that reside here for our court system, pay their fair share?
>It is ludicrous that there is only one tax bracket for income over $60,000. Why do we have a flat tax?
>You say that our tax rates need to be competitive with nearby states, otherwise people will leave. That is not supported by any evidence. And furthermore PA and NJ’s property taxes are much higher, so shouldn’t we be raising our property taxes if parity is so important?