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A Tennessee constitutional amendment to ban an income tax

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  1. Rustmeister Says:

    I was just thinking about that. In a couple years, Obamacare is gonna force states to raise more money, and we’d definitely be looking at an income tax.

    Hope it passes.

  2. mikee Says:

    Texas uses a property tax, so only us rich folk who, along with a bank, own a house have to pay state taxes. Other than state and local sales taxes and business taxes.

    Property tax adjustments come annually. I have been here 12 years and have heard 12 different rationales, each using secret appraiser formulas, why my house price is “last year’s PLUS” without any objective, citizen-determinable relationship to the real estate market. At least it is an amusing dance we get with the county tax appraiser once a year.

    So you’ll have that going for you. Enjoy.

  3. wizardpc Says:

    When this first came up (the “step 1” the article refers to), there was an absolutely hilarious between one of the sponsors and a Democrat state rep.

    D: “No one is talking about a state income tax. Why are you bringing up this amendment?”

    R: “So that no one will bring it up again.”

    D: “Oh, come on. No one is ever going to try that again in this state.”

    R: “Then you shouldn’t have a problem voting for the amendment. If you’re not planning on introducing a state income tax, and no one in your party is planning on introducing a state income tax, ever, what’s your downside?”

    D: *blink*

  4. Linoge Says:

    And what do you know? This cute little amendment neatly exempts the Hall Tax – the income tax Tennessee does have, and has had for a while, that no one likes to talk about. Go figure.