Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Washington Examiner: Virginia’s ‘Tax Me More Fund’ is a big flop

Virginia's 'Tax Me More Fund' is a big flop

By: Barbara Hollingsworth
Local Opinion Editor
03/29/10 3:42 PM EDT

When Virginia Delegate Kirkland Cox, R-Colonial Heights, set up the "Tax Me More Fund" in 2002, he did it to make a point: Those complaining the most loudly about spending "cuts" in Richmond could put their own money where their mouth was and make a voluntary contribution to the state.

Last year - to supplement a $74 billion 2008-10 biennial state budget – they did just that. Total collected: $1,500, according to the Virginia Department of Taxation.

That's better than pre-recession 2006, when just $19.36 was donated, In fact, since 2002, the fund has collected a grand total of just $12,887.04, which doesn't even pay the salary of one part-time state employee.

I guess that means Virginians think they're already taxed quite enough.

Read more at the Washington Examiner


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