POLL: Would You Support A County Income Tax?
A state lawmaker's proposal is drawing fire.
A New Hampshire lawmaker has filed a proposal that would circumvent the state's long-time opposition to a statewide income tax by allowing counties to implement an income tax of their own.
State Rep. Delmar Burridge, D-Keene, told the Huffington Post this week that the reason for his proposal is to keep property taxes down, but the bill is drawing opposition even before it hits the House floor.
Republican State Committee Chairman Wayne MacDonald issued a statement Wednesday calling the county income tax proposal "absurd" and saying the Democrats are pursuing an "extreme left agenda" that seeks to change what New Hampshire stands for.
"Even if this doesn't pass, the fact is that it looks like the state is being set up to get taxpayers used to the idea of an income tax," MacDonald said. "The state needs to live within its means without asking the citizens to pay for a tax they overwhelmingly opposed on the ballot in November."
What do you think? Should counties be allowed to implement an income tax? Or would this change what New Hampshire stands for? Vote in our poll below, and leave a comment with your thoughts on Burridge's proposal.