Singing the Same Old Tune... and He's Still Tone Deaf

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It seems that every time the waves splash against Georgia's shores another Georgia policymaker is singing the praises of eliminating one tax or another. This time Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson says that eliminating property taxes will be his main legislative priority for the 2008 session. He would replace the lost revenue by broadening the sales tax base to include groceries and services. He'd also implement a rebate for taxpayers with incomes less than $40,000. Georgia's tax structure is regressive and taxes some families living in poverty. Speaker Richardson's proposal will likely do nothing to improve those basic facts. Let's hope before the legislative session begins he changes his tune.

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