Executive Constantine lays out his vision for a fair, simple, stable tax system
In a democracy, where the people are the sovereign, we collectively choose to raise the funds to collectively do things together that we can’t do alone.
And together with our neighbors we decide whether to raise the funds to educate our children or to pave our roads or to keep our communities safe.
I think we can all agree on this point. Taxes should be fair.
Now, what is fair depends on where you stand, obviously, but I would submit this: That fairness comes down to your ability to pay.
It’s not fair to expect those with limited means to pay a larger percent of the little they have to support our collective roads, and police, and transit that are essential for all of us, for a prosperous economy and a strong community.