Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Today's Special Election (update)

Here's an update on the candidates in regards to tax policy. Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells said a few months back (according to the Examiner), "I think the way the budget is structured ... pits the rich against the poor." You can vote until 8pm tonight. Click here for info on where to cast your vote today.

According to the DC Office of the Chief Financial Officer, the top tax bracket starts at $40,001 with a 8.5% tax rate. From various sources, here are the candidates who will not raise taxes "to close a projected fiscal 2012 shortfall of $400 million to $600 million" and thus propose to cut services:
Here are the candidates who seek to rewrite the tax code so that there are more tax brackets (such as a $125,000 tax bracket) in order to avoid cutting services:
Does cutting the budget create jobs in DC? Does cutting the budget provide more money for DC schools? Today's vote means a lot to a lot of people, so vote with and for your neighbors.

Here's info on where to cast your vote today.

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