In three weeks voters in three Central Iowa counties (Dallas, Polk and Warren) will go to the polls to vote whether to increase their taxes.
Let me be clear...
Anyone who ever votes to raise their own taxes is an IDIOT and the scientific community is united in that fact!
Actually let me change that from idiot to Moroff.
Because they're more off than on in their thinking!
If you have too much money in your bank account, there's nothing stopping you from paying more now!
The powers that be think they can pass this off as property tax relief, but their literature deliberately leaves out that this actually is an increase in taxes.
As I mentioned last year...
According to the City of Des Moines' finance department, the owner of a $100,000 home would save about $84 a year.
However, that same person would pay $160 in higher sales taxes. That's according to the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance.
For those that can't do the math....You LOSE!
The Destiny backers have also been deceptive in their promotion by not disclosing that a "resident", who is quoted, happens to be on the board of directors of one of the project's sponsors (a group that has pushed for tax increases since its formation in 2003).
The Ragister today features an 82 year old woman who supposedly said... "I'm voting 'YES' to Destiny so I can pay lower property taxes."
The woman now denies those are her words and she doesn't own property!
This measure was originally supposed to be on the ballot last November, but was pulled because of the fallout from the tax dollars that were wasted at CIETC, now they're wasting tax dollars on a special election.
It's no mere coincidence that it was put on the ballot in July.
The people that back this can't and shouldn't be trusted.