Seth Morgan, Tax Hiker? [UPDATED: Not Really]
Update: The vote was for a charter change that put the vote to the people of Huber Heights for a vote for money for police and firefighters, 80% was “temporary.” So Seth did not vote for a tax increase directly. And later, in 2008, the city tax decrease on the ballot he championed was successful.
From a Right Ohio reader:
Seth Morgan, who loves to claim the endorsement of the tax-hating Tea Party, voted to raise taxes by 15% while he was a city councilman in Huber Heights.
On August 22, 2005, then-councilman Seth Morgan voted FOR an ordinance increasing the city income tax by three-tenths of a percent. If you made $50,000 a year and lived in his city, Morgan took an extra $150 out of your pocket. You can find the vote at the bottom of page three of the minutes, here:
That’s a tax hike, right there.
Morgan talks about how he voted to cut taxes in 2008 (while he was running for state representative) but that cut was only .25 percent. Even if we give him credit for cutting taxes in an election year, he took $150 out of your pocket, gave back $125 and kept $25 for the bureaucrats and tax-takers.
And you still paid the $150 in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
You don’t have to be a CPA to figure out that’s not a tax cut, it’s a tax hike.
You have to wonder if he told the Tea Party PAC about what he did in 2005. Do you think they might have cared?
(The 2005 income tax rate was 1.95%. Morgan voted for an ordinance that increased the rate to 2.25%, a difference of .3%. .3/1.95=15%. Morgan’s election-year tax cut only took the rate down to 2.0% — still higher than he found it. The tax rates can be found on the city’s web site, here: http://www.ci.huber-heights.oh.us/tax_2.html)
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