Monday, July 24, 2017

The City Income Tax is back on the ballot for November, it must pass

Back in 2013 Benton Harbor residents proposed a 1%  city income tax aimed at Whirlpool Corporation and all other corporations who refuse to hire Benton Harbor residence to help solve the city crisis. Whirlpool corporation and the mayor at that time, a puppet for Whirlpool, worked hard to defeat the measure through a massive campaign of lies and misinformation.

This defeat of the income tax referendum, launched an massive effort to recall the puppet mayor for Whirlpool, James Hightower. We gathered twice as many signatures required to force a recall election turning them into the corrupt election Clerk Sharon Tyler and Carolyn Toliver to verify them .

The recall election was scheduled to be held on May 6, 2014. However, at the request of Whirlpool Corporation and the puppet mayor James Hightower, the Berrien County Sheriff Department began an investigation to stop the recall election by intimidating the Benton Harbor residents who had signed the recall petition. LAW ENFORCEMENT STARTED KICKING DOORS AT 3 O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING

On April 24, 2014 prosecutor Mike Sepic, another puppet for Whirlpool Corporation, decide to charge Rev. Edward Pinkney to stop the recall election.

The attack on democracy in Benton Harbor shows the corporation power structure
is determined to crush anyone who stands in their way.

Benton Harbor voters will be asked in November 2017 to approve a city income tax, after the ballot proposal was ok'd by the Benton Harbor City Commissioners on Monday July 17, 2017.

If the voters approve the proposal Benton Harbor city businesses and city residents will pay 1% on income, with non-residents, who work in the city will pay .05% tax on the portion of their income earned in the city.

Retirement, unemployment and welfare benefits, compensation for service in the armed forces along with gifts would not be subjected to the city income tax.

The Benton Harbor commissioners also approved a resolution stating that city income tax receipts will be used to repair the streets, alleys and sidewalks, and also for emergencies.

The Benton Harbor city income tax will bring in 4 million dollars every year.

Let's pass the Benton Harbor income tax.