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Local candidate just another Obama?

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Local candidate just another Obama?

Currently, the U.S. Government is taking in the highest revenue in history and all Obama can do is ask for more taxes. Now, Angelo Christopher, a candidate for the Carol Stream Village Board, is in favor of a local property tax even though we have a $1.3 million surplus.

He says to buy property so retailers and businesses can come to Carol Stream. Although the idea of drawing business to Carol Stream is good, increasing already high property taxes is not the answer.

Personally, since building my home, my property taxes have tripled and what did we get for that -- one elementary school. Angelo Christopher, the main source of equity for many people is their home. Today, it is difficult to sell homes simply because the taxes are high -- what good does that do anyone, if they cannot continue to afford living here?

Why not start your idea with the state; have you noticed businesses are leaving this state? This state needs to incent business, not draw them out. Then, locally, find ways to reduce property taxes on business to encourage them to buy the land, not Carol Stream. Now, enhance that further with sales tax incentives for a period of time and you might find some businesses that want to come to Carol Stream.

You claim to think outside the box and all you offer is raising property taxes. You and Obama could use some additional creative thinking classes. I did not vote for the inept Obama and you certainly will not get my vote.

Carl Palash

Carol Stream

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