A fee is a tax

During the primary election cycle here in the District of Columbia, supporters of the incumbent state that he has kept his promise and not raised taxes.

Well, if you dip into the City’s rainy day fund, reducing it by half, that is not a reassuring move. But, those proponents are correct, no taxes raised.

However if one increases fees – for parking, for licenses, etc., it may not be called a tax, but it has the same effect.

Anytime I have to pull more money out of my pocket, whether due to an increase in the sales tax or an increase fee in registering a vehicle, IT IS A TAX INCREASE.

Hey, politicians, you can fool some people part of the time, but in a recession, ANY increase is noticeable.

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