Thursday, October 28, 2010
Delaware Get Ready to Pay More in Taxes with Chris Coons
Delaware get ready for tax increases.
Chris Coons, Tax Man, New Castle County, Property Taxes, Sewer Taxes
Paul G. Collier
In today’s economic downturn, the families across America are facing difficult economic hardships. On January 1, 2011, an event will occur that might hurt American families in two ways, by raising your taxes, and by possibly costing your job, or keeping you out of work longer. Chris Coons, the well-documented Tax Man of New Castle County, Delaware, is going after your family budget. Here’s how”
In the 2003 campaign to elect the New Castle County executive, Chris Coons pledged he would not raise taxes. He pulled a George HW Bush when he pledged he would not raise property taxes or sewer taxes. Six years later, the people of New Castle County have seen their property taxes jacked up over 50%, while their sewage fees have also dramatically spiked.
These facts are important to keep in mind as we get set to elect a Senator in Delaware that will immediately take office and have the power to effect critical decisions on taxes the Lame Duck Congress is set to make before a very important date, January 1, 2011. Chris Coons has once again pledged “no new taxes” by stating he would allow 98% of the Bush Tax Cuts to continue, but let the other 2% expire (the ones on small businesses, more on how that will affect your family later). Don’t believe his pledges on taxes. His track record does not reflect reliability.
The 2001 and 2003 GOP-led Tax cuts are set to expire January 1, 2011. There are a few ways that this date will directly affect the budgets of families across this nation. Perhaps the most startling tax hike will come in the form of a 50% spike in tax rates for the lowest rate income families. The current rate, thanks to the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003, is 10%. On January 1, 2011, this rate will rise to 15%.
It is well documented by even the Democrat Party that small businesses are the backbone of our job-producing economy. Families across the U.S are experiencing job loss, unemployment, downsizing, reduced pay that has not returned even as the stock market and large corporations have returned to record profits, in some instances. As families struggle to maintain their homes, feed their children, save for their education, small businesses are set to experience almost a 15% increase in taxes, at a time when profit margins are at historic lows.
Thanks to the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003, small businesses currently pay a 35% tax rate. Thanks to the expiration of these tax cuts on January 1, 2011, this rate will rise dramatically to 39.6%. Some small businesses barely treading water will simply go under, others enjoying some profit and growth, will see their returns flatten. These businesses will have to cut their budgets to return to sustainable profitability. Other businesses, set for real growth, which equates to job creation, will have to alter their plans of adding jobs and shore up what they have right now.
What does that mean for the average family in Delaware that is set to vote for a man who will rubber stamp Obama’s assault on family budgets? It means voting for a man who will allow YOUR taxes to spike by 50%, like he did with New Castle County residents with his property tax increases, AND stopping new jobs from being created, and more jobs from being lost by hitting small businesses with a devastating tax increase at a time when unemployment is already near 10%.
DO DELAWARE VOTERS KNOW WHO CHRIS COONS IS?
October 10th, 2010 Posted by TMH
The media has failed Delaware voters; they have not vetted Senatorial candidate Christopher Coons.
Delaware voters need to know that if Christopher “Chris” Coons is elected as their Senator, he will vote for legislation that will wastefully spend taxpayer dollars (e.g. Stimulus 2, 3, 4, etc.), cause more jobs to be lost, raise their taxes as he’s done time and again, support the most extreme radical-left special interest groups and grow the size of government.
How do we know this? Chris Coons has already shown us what he really plans to do as Senator.
Chris Coons is to the far, far left of Joe Biden (former Delaware Senator). Chris Coons has demonstrated that he says one thing to voters to get elected, then does the opposite once he’s elected. Delaware voters should know the truth about Chris Coons’ accomplishments, positions and plans before they cast their vote.
1. What is Chris Coons’ position on Taxation and the Redistribution of Wealth? (Notice he campaigns on one thing, and when elected, HE DOES THE OPPOSITE.)
“In 2004, while campaigning to become New Castle County’s top executive, a position he was elected to, Coons promised not to raise taxes. Since then he has raised taxes three times.
From The Washington Examiner:
“Coons inherited a surplus. Celebrating victory on election night in 2004, he said his ‘top priority would be to continue balancing the budget without increasing property taxes,’ according to an account in the local News Journal.”
“Yet in 2006, he pushed through a 5 percent increase in property taxes. In 2007, he raised property taxes 17.5 percent. In 2009, he raised them another 25 percent. Coons wanted to raise other taxes, too. He proposed a hotel tax, a tax on paramedic services, even a tax on people who call 911 from cell phones.”
Also see: The Chris Coons Project – how Tweed Park Project gave to the rich and took the property of the working class – Delaware News
2. What will Chris Coons do if he is elected Senator, and what has he already done?
“The size of County government has grown every year under Coons and the budget has steadily increased. (Who is Chris Coons? – Marxism Blue Hen, Sept. 17, 2010)
“Coons raised taxes in 2005, 2007 and 2009. He also raided the county’s reserve fund and increased water and sewer fees.
“His support for taxpayer-funded abortion and partial-birth abortion earned him a 100 percent rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America.
“He favors amnesty for immigrants who are here illegally.
“His statements on the economy indicate that he thinks we need another stimulus bill.
Increase property & sewer taxes; layoff 75 county employees. (Mar 2009)
New approach to replace Bush tax cuts. (Aug 2010)
Energy and Oil
Oil drilling poses an environmental risk. (Jul 2010)
Buildup of carbon dioxide is unsustainable. (Jul 2010)
Link fair trade with national security. (Jul 2010)
Link security with development and human rights. (Jul 2010)
Obamacare and Washington
Coons stated at a debate in Wilmington, DE that he supported Obamacare as currently written and indicated that there was little going on in Washington that he would change. (Sept 2010)
By 1984, after observing Kenya’s socialistic system, Coons wrote, “I realize that Kenya and America are very different, but experiences like this warned me that my own favorite beliefs in the miracles of free enterprise and the boundless opportunities to be had in America might be largely untrue.” The boundless opportunities to be had n America might be largely untrue? Perhaps Chris Coons decided he needed to ‘transform America.’ What has Coons done to make things better for Delawareans?
As New Castle County’s “top executive.” Chris Coons’ policies led his county to the top spot… with the HIGHEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE of all three Delaware counties.
With 35,300 unemployed Delawareans, voters will need to make a choice.
Do Delawareans want a Senator like Chris Coons who will continue to raise taxes and kill jobs? Do they want a Senator who doesn’t believe in our free-market system and, under his watch, drives his county to the highest unemployment rate in the state? If that’s what they want, Chris Coons is their guy.
But if Delawareans want what 70 to 80% of Americans want – lower taxes, job growth and reduced government spending/waste, then Christine O’Donnell is their gal.
It’s a simple choice and it has nothing to do with Democrat or Republican. It has everything to do with what each candidate will do once they’re elected and we know what Chris Coons will do based on what he’s already done and his stated positions.
So, lately, as Chris Coons has become embroiled in a third lawsuit issued by a former member of his staff, this investigation has been swept under the rug in favor of “more substantive” matters. Like O’Donnell stating accurately that the constitution does not expressly establish the separation of church and state. Well, that’s kind of like saying the world is round: not really groundbreaking information. She is stating a a simple fact, albeit a politically incorrect one.
Yet this information is more newsworthy than material indicating that Chris Coons fired members of his staff based on their political views. Interesting.
Here is the Associated Press article on Coon’s legal issue:
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- A third lawsuit alleges that New Castle County Executive Chris Coons retaliated against county employees because of their political views.
Dennis Parkstone filed the latest lawsuit last month. He claims he was fired after 35 years for a minor violation because he voiced support for Coon’s rival in 2004, Sherry Freebery. However, county spokeswoman Christy Gleason says Parkstone was fired because he sent inappropriate and explicit e-mails on the county’s e-mail servers.
A lawsuit filed by county police Corporal Trinidad Navarro is scheduled to go to trial next month. Navarro alleges he was passed over for a promotion
because he supported a police chief appointed by the previous county executive.
And two years ago, Freebery’s brother alleged in lawsuit that he was improperly fired because he supported his sister. He was the general manager of Special Services for the county.
There you have it. Just in case you were wondering, this story is 141 words long. How many words do you think our “objective” press contributed to coverage of O’Donnell’s statements and personal issues?
Chris Coons is an arrogant,elitist machine politician. Also, he’s apparantly a cry baby when it comes to his employees holding differing points of view.
It is really a shame that O’Donnell is getting the proverbial media lashing even when she doesn’t deserve it. Chris Coons deserves to get hammered by the media on this. But this lawsuit is the third one. I’m not holding out much hope we’ll get more than 141 words on it.
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