Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Tax math

There are people complaining that municipal taxes in Calgary are going up again. They argue that taxes should stay the same.

I guess some folks forgot how to do basic math. The only way you can progress with no increase in tax is if the cost of providing services is fixed. It is not. The cost rises with inflation, wage increases, supply and demand of material and labour. In such a world, the only way to maintain an unchanging tax base is to cut services or quality of services.

Sorry, but I don't want that.

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