Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The User Tax Doubles

Sheesh. They voted to double the user tax. Call it a user fee if you want, but to me it's a tax, plain and simple. I wasn't crazy about paying $1 a week for the "privilege" of working in town but I was happy to see they used it to improve the roads. The last I heard, Danny Jones wants to put cameras all over town to "protect" me. I think this is a slippery slope. In a few years they'll be wanting $4. Cabell and Monongalia Counties also have user fees/taxes so I guess we aren't alone. But still - I would think the City would want to encourage people to work downtown. I spend my money here and contribute to the economy. The law firm I work for pays B&O taxes to contribute to the economy.

It just doesn't make sense to me.


  1. I really don't get what makes it a fee and not a tax.

  2. [mode=snark] Easy. Taxation without representation is the reason we started the Revolution and broke away from England. Fee-ation without representation is just fine. Any questions? ;-)