Tax Hike May Save Hundreds of Jobs

unemployment dl Tax Hike May Save Hundreds of JobsDallas residents will be paying more in property taxes, but the city says the extra revenue will save hundreds of jobs.  The city expects to see an extra $40 million  from the recent increase of about a nickel per $100 in assessed valuation.  Without the increase, the city was looking at eliminating nearly 450 positions.  But with the extra revenue, City Hall says the cuts will amount to about 75 jobs, including about 30 employees who chose to take early retirement.

  • CF

    Maybe, we should raise taxes higher so everyone can work for the city. This adds to the list of the city goverment mismanaging our tax dollars.

  • NoFool

    Yes, lets go ahead and keep the city employees on. I like being put on hold while they eat their snacks and chit-chat. Same goes for state employees. We’ve got too little oversight of city and state department employees and both entities need to take a closer look at the workload of each employee to see if the position even needs to stay open. Most corporate companies are running on skeleton crews and the city and state offices need to do more to trim their budgets instead of raising taxes. Americans are over-taxed as it is. I literally live paycheck-to-paycheck and to have to come up with more to pay even more property taxes is cruel and unjust punishment. Lets support the FairTax organization, people! Sure, everyone would pay a higher sales tax but at least we would no longer have to pay an income tax or property taxes. WAKE UP, AMERICA!

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