Petition Mayor Adam Salina of Berlin, Connecticut to stop raising property taxes
The taxpayers of Berlin, Connecticut cannot afford another increase in property taxes. We, the undersigned taxpayers, petition you to hold the line on property taxes and not to increase property taxes as long as unemployment remains above 5% in our country.
It is time to exercise fiscal restraint. No more increases in property taxes until or unless our economy recovers. Many of your citizens are suffering severe economic hardships, including the loss of jobs and homes, if not bankruptcy.
Please stop raising property taxes in Berlin, Connecticut. Property taxes are a regressive form of taxation; consequently, we need you to protect the wallets of the middle class citizens of Berlin, Connecticut by opposing any further increases in property taxes.
About William Brighenti
William Brighenti is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and Certified Business Valuation Analyst. Bill began his career in public accounting in 1979. Since then he has worked at various public accounting firms throughout Connecticut. Bill received a Master of Science in Professional Accounting degree from the University of Hartford, after attending the University of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University for his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. He subsequently attended Purdue University for doctoral studies in Accounting and Quantitative Methods in Business.
Bill has instructed graduate and undergraduate courses in Accounting, Auditing, and other subjects at the University of Hartford, Central Connecticut State University, Hartford State Technical College, and Purdue University. He also taught GMAT and CPA Exam Review Classes at the Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center and at Person-Wolinsky, and is certified to teach trade-related subjects at Connecticut Vocational Technical Schools. His articles on tax and accounting have been published in several professional journals throughout the country as well as on several accounting websites. William was born and raised in New Britain, Connecticut, and served on the City's Board of Finance and Taxation as well as its City Plan Commission.
In addition to the blog, Accounting and Taxes Simplified, Bill writes a blog, "The Barefoot Accountant", for the Accounting Web, a Sift Media publication.
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For thirty years, Republicans have been pushing taxation downwards from the Federal level to the local level, increasing property taxes.
It is time to reverse this downward trend and push back upwards: push the tax burden up to the Federal level, forcing the Federal government to increase the highest marginal tax rates on all of those millionaires and billionaires and corporations that have had a tax holiday for the past 30 years.
Push back and upwards: the property tax is a regressive tax; push for more progressive taxes, targeting those who benefit the most from our economy and government, making them pay for all of their subsidies and tax breaks and bailouts for big business.