Posted Monday, May 1, 2006 12:21 PM | Contributed by Jeff
A member of the Mason City Council said the city could raise millions of dollars for needed road improvements by instituting an admissions tax at Kings Island amusement park. Tony Bradburn is proposing an admissions tax of between 3 percent and 5 percent. The park opposes the idea.
Read more from WLWT/Cincinnati.
This kind of thing has come up several times before with Cedar Point and Kennywood to name a few. The park brings in a ton of money for the local economy, right? So an additional tax is just a slap in the face to PKI, right? Does that about sum up those other threads?
You gotta understand. You MUST vote YES on all new taxes. Their offices are not big enough to take care of the workload that they get. Politicians everywhere need a raise.
You shouldn't oppose any new taxes.
Oh yeah and... ;)
Probably the first thing they'd do after enacting such a tax would be to hire an accounting firm to figure out how much they're actually due based on adult and children's admissions, online and group discounts, etc. So they may collect 3.5 million, but much less than that will actually end up being used for the purpose for which the tax was passed.
Besides, local patrons are already paying plenty of taxes I'm sure. And those tourists who come from far away are most certainly paying some sort of local tax on hotel rooms. That leaves only a few people who aren't contributing in some way to the local coffers.
Why don't they tax the millionaires that live there.
They already do get taxed enough for all their land they own. People with that money loose about half of it due to major taxes.
And as for the park. The goverment shouldn't have the right to tax the park for income. I'm not sure if they have a right or not but it would really make the park expensive to go to.
I don't oppose the tax, but I think it blindly ignores the revenue and tax to the local economy from all of the tourists spending their money with other businesses.
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