Callers to The Evening Sun's SUNDIAL support reducing property taxes, but they don't like the specific changes proposed by the Linowes Commission.
Of the 454 people who called, 76 percent [345 callers] agree that property taxes should be reduced, while 24 percent [106 callers] disagreed.
Only 34 percent [155 callers] support increasing the sales tax, while 66 percent [298 callers] oppose the idea. The idea of expanding the sales tax to include cigarettes and services was opposed 70 percent [316 callers] to 30 percent [138 callers]. An idea to increase taxes on the wealthy and reduce taxes on the poor was opposed 53 percent [239 callers] to 47 percent [213 callers]. The proposal to add a new 2 percent tax on boats and cars was opposed 73 percent [333 callers] to 27 percent [121 callers].