Wimmer’s Tax Plan

When I talk about Carl Wimmer, I failed to discuss appropriately his new tax plan.  Perhaps that is a good thing, because it left this opportunity to dispel some half truths that are being spread about his record.

When I picked up the mail today, I saw me second mailer this campaign season from Wimmer’s opponent, Dave Hogue.  However, I was deceived.  While it appears to have come from Hogue’s campaign, the small print reveals that the ad came from the Utah State Democratic Party.  I almost had to get out a magnifying glass to see it.

But that isn’t the point.  The point is that this ad is full of half truths.  While, I could discuss that half truths the add tells about Wimmer’s vote on CHIP and the Jordan School District Split.  I would like to focus on the most erroneous the half truths.

The ad states, “Now education funding is a mess, and Wimmer wants to shift the burden by INCREASING THE SALES TAX BY 2.25% to fix the district split” (emphasis theirs).

Talk about picking and choosing what you talk about.  The Democratic Party forgot to mention that Carl’s Tax Plan will completely remove the school district based property tax.  Wimmer’s purpose is to create a way for school funding to be more proportionate to population and not to property value.

The current system has several flaws.  In places where properties have high values, the school receive more money then those were property taxes are lower.  Also, it creates a system where some pay less than their share of taxes because they have larger families, or they have multiple families living in a home.

Wimmer’s plan will change that buy, taking the money to areas where people live.  For example, I have a large family.  There are eight of us.  However, I pay a rate of taxes based on the value of my home.  Granted I live in a larger home, but I know people who live in homes almost twice the size of mine, but they only have three people living in that home.  Because I have eight people to care for, I will pay a fairer share of my burden to educate my children through Wimmer’s program.

Don’t let the half truth’s of the Utah Democratic Party fool you.  Wimmer is working to lower taxes.  Wimmer cares about our children and he is fighting for our children’s education.  Wimmer is the right choice for District 52.

Wimmer is a Winner

Okay, that title is really cheesy, but I just had to go with it.

Let me first of all apologize to Carl Wimmer for giving him second billing on my review of Tuesday night’s meeting.  But I figured that most of my readers are more interested in Chaffetz and don’t know who Wimmer is.

However, I have appreciated Wimmer’s work at the State Capitol for longer than I even knew that Chaffetz was in politics.  So, I appreciated meeting with him two days ago.

Wimmer is an absolute fiscal and social conservative.  It is very hard to find something that we disagree on.  Actually, while sitting at the convention in May I was suprised to see that there was one vote that he made that was opposite of mine.  But it’s good to see that we aren’t 100% on every issue.

In the meeting Wimmer stated that he asks himself one question before voting on every bill.  He asks himself, “Is this the proper role of government?”

In the past two years I have known Wimmer, he has reference The Law, by Federic Bastiat.  Upon his first reference to the book, I printed out the online book and read it.  I have meant to post about it for a while, but there is so much to discuss, I haven’t taken the time to put it all on paper, and I would have to reread it at this point.

Wimmer’s refernecing this book is just further evidence of Wimmer’s conservativism.  His record is also evidence as well.

The first time I heard of Carl Wimmer was about 2 years ago, when I was considering who to vote for in the State House of Representatives.  I am afraid, that my vote then was rather uninformed, but well made.  I am glad that I have help to elect Wimmer once, and I am honored to work with him and get him elected again.

Yesterday I help Wimmer to set up a facebook page for people to show their support.  If you want to support a true conservative, then help us through by supporting him on the facebook page.