Poops couldn’t resist to say the sky is falling in front of all of his Republican friends at his illegal meeting this morning;

“What might sound like a good plan and a win for the average person or family to have to pay a few cents less on consumables, depending on how it would be structured, could instead lead to decreased funding for essential services like street repair, snow removal, parks and rec programming, and funding staffing for our public safety team members,” TenHaken said.

Hogwash. When you have $80+ million in reserves and property taxes are thru the roof you can afford the cut.

It’s about budgeting (the city needs to adopt ZERO based budgeting). When we are taking out bonds for $100 million here and $77 million there, a bunker ramp disaster and millions and millions in tax rebates and TIFS, the city could easily manage without the food tax if they just stopped spending money foolishly.

Of course, the same BS comes from their collective mouths, like we may get an income tax. That will NEVER happen in SD. The likely scenario is the legislature raising taxes on all other items.

The way the initiative is written, cities in SD can still collect sales taxes on food, it only eliminates the state from that equation.

BUT, we could do a city petition to end the food tax in city limits, which is a distinct possibility.

The Chicken Littles in the world don’t want to give the little guy a break. This initiative will pass by over 70% of the vote and the only people that will vote against it are the rich that are worried about their property taxes going up more because of it.

It astonishes me that ANY elected official in SD would be against a food tax cut, especially the mayor of a city that has high levels of food insecurity.

I encourage EVERYONE to vote for the cut, and once we pass that, we move to taking it out in the city. Enough of this chickensh!t rhetoric.

4 Thoughts on “The City of Sioux Falls can afford a sales tax cut on food

  1. Jackalope on April 19, 2024 at 12:37 pm said:

    Looks like the Dakota Bigot did not cover this.

  2. D@ily Spin on April 19, 2024 at 1:35 pm said:

    Subjects in this autocratic charter city must be overtaxed to keep them subservient and in default. There should be a minimum tax on free food at The Banquet. Air is not free inside the Berlin Wall of Sioux Falls. There are outpost cities that are democracy where people can move to. With less population city revenue will not make bond, TIF, or political skim budget. Then, the mafia leaves, people can move back, and there will be due process. In other words democracy of, by, and for the people.

  3. D@ily Spin on April 19, 2024 at 1:51 pm said:

    EAT OR SWIM, this is the question. Should the next insurrection be at city hall before January 6th?

  4. Very Stable Genius on April 19, 2024 at 3:05 pm said:

    Let me get this right, he’s worried about the loss of revenue from the boutique grocers that he never produced?

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