Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Congratulations to the voters of Dorchester County for demolishing the special interests and their local option sales tax proposal.
A tax is a tax is a tax. It’s on the books forever. Bill Hearn and his cohorts on the County Council tried to sugar-coat it with an illusionary pie-in-the-sky subterfuge.
They didn’t have the best interest of the poor, the renters, the middles class families with kids in college or the average citizens who shop in our county. Aren’t we taxed enough? What difference does a few dollars (maybe) mean to the owner of a half-million dollar home?
This was a huge victory for the underdog and their grassroots organization.
Special interest groups had tried four different times to sneak this through. This fifth crushing defeat gives them the “golden sombrero.”
Hopefully they’ll drop it forever.
Read my lips: “No new taxes.”