The reality is a loss of taxable revenue. There are roughly 3,000 public-education employees in Calhoun County. By taking $100 a month from each employee’s pocketbook and placing it in the RSA system rather than spending it in local businesses, the county will lose $300,000 a month in sales or $30,000 a month in taxable revenue. Now add in the money that would have been spent by policemen, firemen, court employees and others who have also suffered this cut, and the loss is astounding. Businesses will feel this loss greatly.
I would like Rep. Randy Wood, Rep. K.L. Brown and Sen. Del Marsh to explain how this plan will create new jobs and jumpstart our sluggish economy. Our taxes are used to fund schools, fill potholes and keep our families safe. Will these legislators use their state-funded salaries to make up the difference in lost revenue?