Wednesday, August 27, 2008

County solicitor rules against drink tax opponents

County solicitor rules against drink tax opponents: "Allegheny County Solicitor Mike Wojcik has determined that the petition by the group Friends Against Counterproductive Taxation, which seeks to cut the county's controversial drink tax from 10 percent to 0.5 percent by referendum, is legally insufficient.
We do NOT need anyone to protect us from our own democracy.

Ballot access is important.

Democracy is simple. Politics is messy. From time time the process gets messy and simple.


Anonymous said...

John K: Come on Burns Jr, come on Fitzgerald. Tell us again how you welcome a debate on the drink tax. That you can make your case. And while you are it, step up and take pride in the fact that Pittsburgh is sinking in an economic mess. Stand up for your accomplishments.

Anonymous said...

I say raise the drink tax. Its a sin tax and those who drink should pay more since there is more bad that comes out of drinking anyway.

Make it statewide. We will have no property taxes then...the heck with gambling.