The Ole Seagull

Will the 911 sky fall down if voters reject quarter-cent sales tax hike in November?

Posted in Branson,Government,Opinion by The Ole Seagull on the September 22nd, 2013

One’s first instinct is to say “Hey 911 is a necessary service, the tourists will pay most of it, so let’s vote for it.” Folks, on any retail sales tax “tourists,” as a whole will pay the majority of the total taxes collected because there are millions of them, but on a day to day basis, over the period of a year, those of us living in Branson and Taney County will, on an individual basis, pay more simply because we live and shop here every day and pay the tax day after day. (more…)