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Rich Shuker, Financial planner & Tea Party Activist
PROPERTY TAX ELIMINATION Discussion: Objections answered

Video of Presentation

 TUESDAY, MAY 13th, 6:30-8:30 pm 
Quakertown Library, 401 W. Mill St., Quakertown
HB76 Property Tax Independence Act:  Promoting freedom or more state control?  Preserving the constitutional right to property at the expense of quality education?  Exchanging one odious tax for another? Creating more accountability to the people from local school boards or losing local control?
PRO:  Rich Shuker,  Financial planner, activist
CON:  Speaker cancelled, no other available; Rich will present the Powerpoint which opponents use and address their objections
Also:  CCG Common Core Action Group provides update on local and state efforts to STOP PA COMMON CORE!
Free  –  Donations appreciated  –  Open to public
INVITED:  State Rep. Paul Clymer (co-sponsor) & State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (author of proposed alternative bill)
Read State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe’s Co-sponsor Memorandum for his proposed alternative Property Tax Elimination bill below.
Posted: February 28, 2014 09:44 AM
To: All House Members
From: Representative Daryl Metcalfe
Subject: Proposed Legislation: Property Tax Elimination

In the near future, it is my intention to re-introduce property tax elimination legislation for the 2013-2014 legislative session.

This legislation would provide for the following:

  • Property taxation would be eliminated over six years, with a 33 percent reduction in school property taxes in the first year alone.
  • In years one through three, Pennsylvania’s personal income tax would be increased from 3.1 percent to 4.6 percent while the state sales tax would be increased from 6 percent to 9 percent.   In years four through six, municipalities would increase the earned income tax and/or personal income tax.
  • Voter approval of local tax increases would be required unless the increases are for health or safety reasons.
  • General Fund surpluses, minus the amount that must be deposited in the Budget Stabilization Reserve Fund, would be used to reduce the personal income tax rate.

The result of this legislation would be a revenue neutral change – neither state nor local government would collect more or less tax money than what was previously required to fund government services, particularly public education.

FYI: Property Tax Independence Rally on April 30 in Harrisburg at 11:30AM.

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