Don’t be hoodwinked!

Have you read the latest proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution? It’s irresponsible!

If approved by the voters in November, it would authorize the General Assembly to pass a law allowing homeowners to exclude 100 percent of the assessed value of their homestead from local taxation. Sounds good!

However, what would local taxing authorities do for revenue then? Would they be able to increase other unfair taxes, such as the earned income tax on workers or per capita taxes on retirees and the poor?

When something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

The amendment, if approved, would just allow wealthy property owners to escape paying their fair share of local taxes.

Don’t be hoodwinked!

David L. Faust