A state rep from Moscow is floating a 5% “surcharge on Idaho taxes” to keep certain state services afloat. You can post here as we know they read the GUARDIAN at the state level too.
For starters, we explained to a staffer a couple weeks ago that those of us who are making 50% less than last year are in essence paying 50% MORE in taxes if the government keeps tax dollars at the same level.
If you pay $10 in taxes on $1,000 of earnings and the earnings go down to $500, if tax doesn’t go down by half, your RATE doubles. We have some tough times ahead.
FROM POET PAUL–
Politicos want to save on behalf of the state
And we can help determine our fate
We could scrub the next session
For there’s nothing so pressin’
That it needs immediate debate!
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