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Bill to allow NoVa counties to impose one percent income tax without public vote passes Va. Senate
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Posted on 02/12/2013 8:01:01 AM PST by Gopher Broke

By Tom Jackman

Hey Northern Virginians! How would you like to pay another one percent of your income directly to your county or city, in addition to the federal and state income tax you already pay? This new income tax would be used strictly to remedy our wide and varied transportation problems. Sound good?

Virginia state Sen. Walter A. Stosch (R-Henrico) wants to give Northern Va. counties and cities the ability to impose a one percent income tax to fund transportation. The counties say they don’t want it. (Robert A. Reeder - For The Washington Post) Before you answer, know that our friends in the Virginia state Senate have already passed this idea, and it’s now being pondered by the House. It happened late at night last week, on the last day such bills could emerge from one house or the other, and was misleadingly titled, “City of Portsmouth authorized to levy to generate revenue for transporation.” The title didn’t mention that it would also authorize the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park to do the same — the entire State of NoVa, plus Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

This income taxing authority actually already exists in Virginia law, with one important condition: It must be approved by a public referendum. The new law would eliminate that referendum, allowing a new income tax to be imposed simply by the local city council or board of supervisors passing a new ordinance.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: incometax; localincometax; mcdonnell; nova; stupidtaxtricks; taxcrazy; va; vageneralassembly; virginia

1 posted on 02/12/2013 8:01:11 AM PST by Gopher Broke
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To: Gopher Broke
This new income tax would be used strictly to remedy our wide and varied transportation problems.

If the VA voters buy that, they also get the Golden Gate Bridge thrown in for free.


2 posted on 02/12/2013 8:04:11 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Gopher Broke

Time to kill at tax.


3 posted on 02/12/2013 8:05:00 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Gopher Broke

This transportation tax is important, Citizen. How else will the urban ferals get to your property to complete redistribution? It is only fair. Are you selfish and mean-spirited?


4 posted on 02/12/2013 8:06:46 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Gopher Broke

SB 1313 Income tax, local; City of Portsmouth authorized to levy to generate revenue for transportation.

Walter A. Stosch

Summary as introduced:

Local income tax. Adds the City of Portsmouth to the list of localities authorized to impose a local income tax to generate revenue to be used for transportation purposes. The bill also removes the requirement that the local income tax be approved by a referendum and repeals the five-year sunset on the local income tax.


5 posted on 02/12/2013 8:06:56 AM PST by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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To: Gopher Broke

Yes, Mr. Stosch, it is a LOT easier to pass a local income tax when the taxpayers don’t get a referendum to vote on it...but it’s DEAD WRONG!!


6 posted on 02/12/2013 8:08:55 AM PST by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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To: All

slowly becoming Maryland... Why should the people be able to vote on their own taxes, the politicians know better..


7 posted on 02/12/2013 8:10:46 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Gopher Broke

This is comeing from an R?


8 posted on 02/12/2013 8:11:13 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: hal ogen

All the while gun confiscation is on the agenda.


9 posted on 02/12/2013 8:11:55 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Rusty0604
Maybe it's just a secret Senate plan to give us an incentive to dispose of our elected county boards in a barbaric and untidy manner ~ something like that.

Remember, though, some of those guys are Mittbots and they are POd at folks in NOVA rebelling at their attempt to stuff that loser down our throats.

10 posted on 02/12/2013 8:25:37 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Rusty0604
Maybe it's just a secret Senate plan to give us an incentive to dispose of our elected county boards in a barbaric and untidy manner ~ something like that.

Remember, though, some of those guys are Mittbots and they are POd at folks in NOVA rebelling at their attempt to stuff that loser down our throats.

11 posted on 02/12/2013 8:25:51 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Gopher Broke
Virginia state Sen. Walter A. Stosch (R-Henrico) wants to give Northern Va. counties and cities the ability to impose...

With Republicans like that, who needs Democrats?

12 posted on 02/12/2013 8:26:01 AM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Gopher Broke

I love it. NoVA wants taxes raised on the whole state so it can suck more money from everyone. It’s easier to hide that way. This guy wants to give NoVA DEMOCRATS the ability to raise tax rates on their own and directly tax the people in NoVA for additional transportation funds.

Funny that the Democrats don’t want to touch that one with a 10ft pole. They don’t want to be associated with raising taxes even more by their own hand.


13 posted on 02/12/2013 8:28:16 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: Gopher Broke

Transportation tax=union pay & benefits.


14 posted on 02/12/2013 8:37:23 AM PST by 4yearlurker (I hate February.)
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To: Gopher Broke

This type of legislation is everywhere. It exists here in Minnesota.

On at least two occasions in the last ten years, a GOP legislature has stripped the referendum requirement from bills allowing taxpayer financing of a new pro baseball and pro football stadium. The groups pushing for taxpayer funding of a new stadium knew that voters would never approve such a referendum and GOP legislators went along with it.

Since then, we have defeated (in the GOP primary) at least three legislators who voted for these travesties - and several others retired rather than face the voters.

If this bill passes the Legislature in Virginia, GOP activists ought to declare political war on these members who voted for it.


15 posted on 02/12/2013 8:46:40 AM PST by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: Gopher Broke

Another example of an old man (Stosch) being in office too long and feeling emboldened to do as he pleases. A poster child for the necessity of term limits.


16 posted on 02/12/2013 9:21:17 AM PST by albie (`)
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To: Gopher Broke
SB 1313 Income tax, local; City of Portsmouth authorized to levy to generate revenue for transportation.

Portsmouth? What are tehy going to do, tax welfare checks?

17 posted on 02/12/2013 9:32:52 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Gopher Broke

Guess the question for the public servants to answer is: What’s the plan when y’all run out of other people’s money?

Think we would be better off as a Nation if we would start regularly associating taxation with slavery.


18 posted on 02/12/2013 11:17:30 AM PST by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Gopher Broke; sleepy_hollow; Mad Dawg; EDINVA; JPG; Hawthorn; Paisan; ConservativeOrBust; ...

Virginia Ping! If you want on or off the Virginia Ping List, please freepmail me.

19 posted on 02/13/2013 6:17:27 AM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Gopher Broke

Why just 1%? NoVa residents should be paying the same taxes they had before they left Maryland.


20 posted on 02/13/2013 6:27:42 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Gopher Broke

Walter Stosch - at it again.
I really despise that man.


21 posted on 02/13/2013 10:19:36 AM PST by iceskater (Enjoy your chains, comrades.)
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To: Gopher Broke

GREAT NEWS!! This bill has been defeated in the house....

SB 1313 Income tax, local; City of Portsmouth authorized to levy to generate revenue for transportation.

02/11/13 House: Assigned Finance sub: #2
02/13/13 House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 3-N)

Votes to TABLE (KILL) the bill, below.....

YEAS—Hugo, Ware, R.L., Byron, Anderson, Garrett, Bell, Richard P., Keam—7.

NAYS—Lewis, Watts, James—3.

ABSTENTIONS—0.

NOT VOTING—0.


22 posted on 02/14/2013 6:24:02 AM PST by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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