Tax cut proposal to benefit wealthiest Georgians, jeopardize funding for schools, roads and more


Twin income tax cut proposals that promise a big tax break for wealthy Georgians and little for everyone else are careening toward legislative approval this month. If enacted, House Bill 238 and Senate Resolution 756 will stymie Georgia’s investment in quality public schools, hospitals, services for children and seniors, and more for years to come.

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This proposed tax cut package would deliver the biggest benefit to the wealthiest of Georgians, while threatening funding for our schools, communities and more.

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The proposed tax cut package could drain hundreds of millions of dollars annually from Georgia’s treasury, threatening vital state investment in public schools, universities and more. It hands a big tax break to a small sliver of wealthy Georgians while providing only a few extra dollars a month to hardworking middle class families. All members of the Georgia General Assembly can vote to decide if these proposals advance.

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  1. The Macon Telegraph

    This is Viewpoints for Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

    Shift in taxes

    Did anyone see Randall Savage’s interview with State Rep. Allen Peake on WMAZ? They discussed a number of issues. The one issue that caught my attention was abolishing the state income tax. Abolishing the state income tax might sound great. But as Rep. Peake acknowledged, the lost revenue would have to be offset by raising user fees.

    Under the Perdue-Deal administrations, they have given away millions in corporate welfare (tax breaks) to corporations. In turn, local city and county governments have raised sales taxes and property taxes to offset the loss.

    What they are not telling you is that senior citizens on fixed incomes would be paying, percentage wise, a higher rate than say Mitt Romney. Likewise, low income wage earners would also be paying more in taxes or service fees.

    — Ronald L. Cain

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