Last week, when I was out knocking on doors on the southwest end of Plain City (I live on the northeast end), I had an interesting chat with a guy I hadn’t met before. He was a registered independent that usually voted Republican. After giving my 20 second “why you should vote for me” speech, I ended with the usual question: “What is your family concerned about that I can work on when I’m elected?”
This guy gave the best review I’ve heard yet about the Republican flat income tax. “I’m at the peak of my career and doing pretty well. I have two grown children who are just starting their families. For the past few years, I’ve done the tax returns for my two grown kids, in addition to my own. And we discovered something this year that disturbed me. Compared to last year, I’m seeing a reduction on my state income tax, but my two kids had significant tax increases.
“Answer me this: How is that fair? Why are we increasing taxes on those who are struggling at the lower end of the income scale, to give tax cuts to those like me who don’t need it?”