Sunday, December 22, 2019

Jackson Wants to Extend 1% Sales Tax

Check out this little item on the agenda for the December 20 meeting of the Jackson City Council:


The matter was not discussed at the  meeting. 

As for getting the legislature to approve this ideal, good luck. 

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

There’s a river of shit running down the street in front of my child’s pre-K program at Meadowbrook. It’s been there for weeks. Let’s keep this rolling if that’s what it takes to fix some these issues.

Cynical Sam said...

One of the five big lies.

1. The tax will expire as scheduled, we promise.
2. I love you no shit.
3. This time it's the real thing.
4. I won't .... in your mouth.
5. If you vote for me I will ...

Anonymous said...

10:47 - Your 'river of shit' issue will not be addressed by any 1% tax. Live with it. Take a bag of clothes pins to the Pre-K and put one on each child's nose.

JSU Political Science Grad said...

"Resolution supporting proposal to eliminate sunset..." WTF does that even mean? Convoluted gibberish.

Anonymous said...

I agree, but they should also raise the gas tax. It hasn't kept up with inflation and the roads keep getting worse. If labor and asphalt cost increase, so should the gas tax. Somebody has to pay for it and it might as well be the drivers. While you're at it, figure out a milage tax on the electric vehicles. Last time I checked, they used the roads too.

Jeffrey Epstein didn't kill himself said...

This should surprise nobody, and the city has become addicted to this "temporary" tax revenue - the question is, what's been done with it? Before any vote is held, the city should provide a full accounting of the money so we know what we got for our $.01.

Anonymous said...

It would help if they would publish a list of whatever in the hell they have fixed with the money up to now. They argue about what to do with it constantly, but how much have they collected and what has been fixed?

Anonymous said...

The state needs to pitch in 3-1 for decades

Jackson has a billion dollar water / sewer bill coming due

Cynical Sam said...

Baby Chok penned "150,000.00 population," not "150,000" but "150,000.00" What a talented lawyer. Not.

Anonymous said...

6:38 am

Taxes do not "keep up with inflation". This sort of liberal thinking is part of the reason why we have record tax revenues in this country with record spending.

By the way, lawn mowers don't use roads, nor do weed eaters.

Anonymous said...

Pete Perry can tell you

He’s done a good job keeping it in check

Anonymous said...

Dear Sam:

Don't forget:

--The check is in the mail.
--I'll still respect you in the morning
and, my personal fav:

--"I'm from the government and I'm here to help." -- Ronald Regan

Anonymous said...

Rhoads scholar... Harvard Law... Antar really proves that these institutions don't really have the same prestigious record that they did back when they had admission standards.

Anonymous said...

Jackson est. population is 164,000. People are evacuating at between 1 and 1 1/2 % per year. What is going to happen when the population very shortly becomes less than that 150,000 threshold and that 1% tax no longer legal?

Taxes are the Mother's Milk of Liberals said...

@6:38 AM - Yes they do! The price of gasoline follows inflation, therefore the gas tax increases and inflation rises.

Nice try, tax and spend liberal.

Anonymous said...

Attn 8:50. I may be wrong, but I thought the gas tax designated for roads was a fixed amount.

TrumpDoesntUnderstandWind said...

@8:50, maybe we should just stop paying taxes and pray for better roads and water lines. I wonder which method will work better?

Anonymous said...

8:50 You are arrogantly showing your ignorance. The gas tax is per gallon, not per dollar. As such, it does not rise with inflation. That is a fact and not an opinion.

Anon-E-Mouse said...

5% sales tax on a new car.

Higher than hell car tags that more than offset a nickel a gallon tax increase on any car.

Gas tax

Other taxes.

Wwwwaaaa my butt hurts cause MDOT contractors cost too much.

Inflation is caused by the out of control government spending and printing too much money. Did you think there weren’t consequences to “feel good” budgets?

Is WTF Already Taken? said...

Motor boats and generators don't use the roadways either, unless one gets loose. But Chocke will say "My people don't water ski."

Simply put, the man is floundering around in the deep end when he's only certified for the kiddie-pool (with floaties).

"A testimonial resolution in support of the discontinuation of the sunset clause to continue beyond the end date of the initial and subsequently proposed deadlines"

Anonymous said...

The great joke, fostered by MDOT Commissioners and some candidates this past year, is that the gas tax would help fix city and county roads and bridges.

They pointed at all the "closed bridges" as they campaigned for Governor (or against Governor candidates) and screamed for an increased gas tax.

But the gas tax does not go to local roads - only state and federal highways.

Local roads are paid for with ad valorem taxes, car tag fees, and general revenue (and of course in Jackson with the 1% Sales Tax)

Raising the gas tax will not fix a damn thing in Jackson, or Ridgeland, or Clinton. (It does, of course, keep Flowood in good shape since most of the travel through that borough is on a State Highway.)

Anonymous said...

Some of you are anti any tax and yet know nothing about taxes.

Putting a sunset clause in this piece of legislation was entirely political and a way to control Jackson which is the ONLY city in MS with a population over 100000 much less over 150000. It was put in so if Gulfport ( the next largest grew to over 150000, they too could be controlled in how the money was spent).

The bi-partisan thing to do would have been to allow any city over 70000 to raise sales taxes to help repair aging infrastructure and to offset federal budget cuts without strings attached.

OldManYakking said...

In response to "December 23, 2019 at 8:48 AM"

It's "Rhodes," not "Rhoads." Sucks to screw up when you're trying to dump on someone else, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

8:48 I hope you're not suggesting Baby Chok went to either Harvard or is a Rhodes Scholar. He didn't, and he isn't. You're evidently confusing him with current State Auditor Shad White, who is a C O M P L E T E L Y different person.........in EVERY respect.

Anonymous said...

What Mississippi could use is some "Roads" scholars.......you know......folks that can fix the roads.

Anonymous said...

11:56 - don't know when or where you took your "Legislature 101" course, but thank the good lord it didn't get you into the body (or so I hope).

Sunset clauses are put into almost every piece of legislation - and certainly on legislation that creates a local tax.

No, it was not put in to put a collar on Jackson (the legislation was introduced by the Jackson legislative delegation, which if you need to check its demographics, a quick look can answer your question). The sunset clause was put into this legislation just as it is in all - so that the citizens who had an opportunity to vote on whether to submit themselves to this tax could decide again after 20 years if the benefits of the additional taxation was justified. Or if a need still existed.

Since you think the "bi-partisan" thing to do would have been to set the level at 70,000 population rather than 100,000 ---- why not 60,000. Or 75,000? Or 50,000? What makes your arbitrary 70k the "bipartisan" action?

And - as long as you are wanting to make this a partisan issue, which side do you credit for this legislation? And which parts of it are you attributing to which "partisan" side? Bet you can't answer either of those questions, because there is no partisan answer.

But, as always, thanks for playing. Come back again soon when you have another stupid comment.

Maypop Tars and Bridge Blowouts said...

Where is Dick Hall when we really, really need him? Only a few years ago he was prohibited from even having an office in the state transportation headquarters building. So now he's retiring as Chairman and his only supporter for the past five years has been Mary Hawkins Butler.

Hall was on Gallo the other day trying to remember who he served with in the legislature. Another case in point for the support of term limits.

Anonymous said...

Pay up Jacktown suckers; it's for the children.

Anonymous said...

I remember when the legislature raised the state sales tax from 5 to 6 per cent about thirty years ago. Yes, that too was a “temporary” tax.

Anonymous said...

12:03, what you think you remember is when they "temporarily" raised it to 7%. And I think it was 1990. And yes, it is still 7% today.

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