Yoga Tax Proposal is Back, Via Marion BarryPosted by Alan Suderman on Dec. 6, 2010 at 7:50 pmhttp://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/looselips/2010/12/06/yoga-tax-proposal-is-back-via-marion-barry/
You’ll recall that similar measures were considered last budget go round, but the all-powerful Yoga lobby put a squash to them.
Anyway, Barry also wants to raise the tax rate on parking from 12 percent to 16 percent, and raise the minimum franchise tax from $100 to $1,000. All together, Barry says his proposed tax increases would raise $41.1 million and allow the council to restore cuts to social services proposed in Still Mayor Adrian Fenty‘s budget, specifically the cuts to welfare recipients that Barry initially proposed.
Read his letter to the council below, wherein Barry explains his current stance on reforming welfare in D.C.
- Taxes, cuts on table for Gray era (washingtontimes.com)
- Ending Poverty In Washington, D.C. (uspoverty.change.org)
- Five years, and you’re done: D.C. moves to set strict welfare time limits (chicagonow.com)