Transit Tax: Charlotteans are still under the spell of the folly trolley and all that free money from other states (federal dollars), but they still think they need more money for roads. Here’s an interesting duh moment in the above-linked article:
City and transit officials say losing the tax — without replacing the lost revenue — would require cutting 41 of 76 bus routes, many of which are for commuters. Tax opponents acknowledge bus service would be curtailed.
So why aren’t they adding buses instead of building rail? Oh, that’s right, Charlotteans are snobs… Now for the good news:
Transfer Tax: From AFPNC: "Local governments spent large amounts of taxpayer money to promote tax increases but they were still soundly defeated at the polls by voters. Taxpayers should be spared of further abuse of their tax dollars by having local governments abandon their efforts for more power and money. Local governments should learn to live with-in their means like taxpayers do."