Group Asks Fox to Raise Our Taxes
Dr. David Savitski, a child psychiatrist, was part of a group of East Siders that met with House Majority Leader Gordon Fox to ask that he raise “their” (that would be “our”) taxes so that state services to “our most vulnerable citizens” aren’t cut. John DePetro–taking a cue from Bob Kerr’s column–had Savitski on the air this morning.
The doctor explained that the group was against short-sighted cutting because, they believe, such cuts will result in higher costs in the long-run. He explained that there were other ways to save money, citing inefficiencies in the structure and administration of state government that should be tackled instead of cutting services to people who can’t complain. And he agreed with DePetro that groups that have gotten a “good deal from the state” should pony something up.
According to Savitski, Fox related that he couldn’t get other State Representatives to go along with substantive structural change and while Savitski also said that we need to look at changing the tax structure–and we rely on the property tax too much–the final impression is unmistakable: Dr. Savitski and his fellow East Siders think the answer is in higher taxes, not cutting in other areas.
No word on whether the group was willing to voluntarily contribute more taxes on their own.