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By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted April 16, 2009 at 22:55:01

Jason >> my idea to limit spending and taxation is to invest in turning Hamilton into a desirable, livable city through a variety of initatives

Why do you assume that government investments are more desirable then lots of private investments? Hamilton already spends more on government than either Oakville or Burlington and yet our property values are much lower. Hamilton's tax rates are much higher than our neighbours and yet you pretend as if that is a non factor for the majority of people who might want to invest here.

You understand the logic of taxing things like carbon, etc, so what do you think having high tax rates on property does? It reduces the demand for investing in the Hamilton property market. Bring tax rates down, watch assessments go up and the city will once again be prosperous and healthy.

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