Higher Kenai Borough sales tax?

The June 2 Peninsula Clarion reported that assembly members Linda Murphy and Bill Smith will sponsor an ordinance increasing our sales tax. (It was to be introduced at the June 7 assembly meeting.)

If Murphy and Smith’s “budget solution” is implemented and we let it happen we deserve it. 

The article quoted Murphy as saying if the increased sales tax is passed she doesn’t think that people: “…would even notice …”

Huh? Let’s clear up that point here and now; people would notice!

Do we really need more government growth and expense?

The Clarion article indicated the assembly felt the additional $492,000 that was “needed” was a minor issue and that passing a small sales tax increase would generate another $900,000.

It went on to say this increase would take care of the perceived need for the extra $492,000. No one can argue with that arithmetic. Conclusion? Murphy and Smith’s rationale is terribly flawed!

With this demonstrated casual approach to reining in government operating costs the names of these two assembly members need to be remembered.

Cutting borough expenses is the answer, not more taxes as proposed by Murphy and Smith!

Let’s reinforce this position at election time.

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