by the Tax Watch Dog
They want you to vote to PERMANENTLY hand over more of your Hard Earned Money.
What Eagle County’s would be ‘Tax Raisers (that’s -EFEC) want you to do – is vote for ( Nov. 2013) this permanent Income Tax increase known in Colorado as – Initiative 22 and it’s a Colorado statewide effort to raise your income taxes.
What you need to know is…that Colorado’s Teachers Unions are (currently) bankrolling this tax increase effort.
Their Bottom Line:
Colorado’s current income tax rate is a flat 4.63 percent. The proposed ballot measure, announced last month, would set taxes at 5 percent for income up to $75,000 a year. For those earning more, any income earned after the first $75,000 would be taxed at 5.9 percent, giving Colorado a progressive tax rate for the first time in more than 25 years.
A person with an annual income of $45,000 would pay an additional $166.50 a year. Someone who earns $100,000 a year would contribute an extra $595 annually.
The change would raise nearly a billion a year to fund things like statewide full-day kindergarten, enhanced services for special-needs students and intensive interventions for pupils who can’t read by third grade. (Click Here)
The Real Eagle County Issue: What’s being proposed is that the State of Colorado “gets your money” and then redistributes back…Back to who? How? How much of YOUR money taken out of Eagle County, Colorado – comes back to our local Public Schools? ECT folks are still trying to determine how this is suppose to work…
The EagleCountyTimes.Com folks – have a much better idea for our Eagle County based Public Schools!
Here’s how it works – if you feel strongly about local public school education – cut out Colorado’s bloated State bureaucracy and write your check out for the proposed annual $166.50/year increase and U.S. Mail it to:
Eagle County Public Schools
c/o Mr. Phil Onofrio – Chief Financial Officer
747 East Third Street
Eagle, Colorado 81631
This way – you can be assured that every penny of your money goes directly to our local Public School system to help our local kids!