Thursday, July 14, 2005

Another Day, Another GOP Tax

This evening the Westfield Town Council finally got to hear the voice of the people, and it was overwhelmingly against the 1% food & beverage tax.

So, naturally, the Town Council passed the tax.

Conceded, it was by a narrow 3-2 margin, which was the closest yet in Hamilton County. But it did pass, and add to the burden of restaurant owner, employees, and patrons. Westfield joins Carmel, Noblesville, and the County itself in levying taxes on all manner of prepared foods.

This sums up the Republican Party: Tax & Spend, and disinterested in the will of the people.

The Libertarian Party was again the only voice of opposition to this tax, speaking on record at the meeting, but more importantly, in contacting the restaurant owners and managers to get their opinion. The wide consensus among these business people is that they were not consulted by their Republican officials, and if they had been consulted, they would have been glad to offer their opposition.

But the will of the people isn't what interests Republican official holders. The only thing that matters is more and more money coming in. If you want a change, you have to start voting Libertarian.

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