Bill Gates Sr is advocating a state income tax and it will probably be on the ballot. What makes this attractive to most people is that it is being promoted on the basis that it is a tax only on the wealthy. Everyone else gets off scot free, they claim. This inome tax wouldn't impact the great majority of people the proponents say. However, we all know that there are only two things you can't avoid and taxes is one of them. Once the camel's nose is under the tent flap, it's all over folks. Taxes always grow and especially income taxes. Let's remember that when the federal income tax was passed, it was promoted as only impacting the wealthy top 7 percent and the people were told the average American would never have to worry about paying it. We all know that turned out to be a big lie. Politicians have an insatiable need for money.
California is a good example of expanding tax demands. It has the highest sales tax in the nation – 8.25% AND a maximum state income tax of 10.3%. To put it another way, adopting a state income tax will not result in less sales tax, property tax or any other additional state tax no matter what is promised because once an income tax is adopted the horse is out of the barn. Promises of tax relief by adopting another taxing method are worth as much as Confederate money. While there may be some temporary tax relief in the beginning, if a state income tax is adopted, it is only a matter of time everyone will be paying it as well as sales tax, property tax etc etc.