Lat year when Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson and others were pushing the GREAT plan to do away with property taxes, we heard all about how much people hated property taxes. Sales taxes, we were told, were the way to go.
It is now 2009, and apparently people hate sales taxes now. This is from a House press release quoting state Rep. Harry Geisinger. His House Bill 480 would do away with sales taxes on automobile sales as well as the annual car tag tax you pay on or around your birthday:
“Two of the most hated taxes in Georgia are the sales tax and the ‘Birthday Tax’ or ad valorem tax on cars,” said Rep. Geisinger. “This legislation is a smart change for Georgia tax payers.”There is a consistency to point out here, though: People hated the car tag tax last year, too.
HB 480 has quite a bit of support and is being discussed in a Ways and Means subcommittee right now.