I do not know why voters of the state of Maine would ever vote “yes” on the excise tax repeal, Question 2. In Mechanic Falls, repeal of the excise tax would cost local taxpayers $149,360 in tax revenues. That tax revenue would come from the town fund balance, cuts in services, or an increase of close to one mill in property taxes.

A Mechanic Falls taxpayer who owns a 6+ year-old vehicle would save zero in excise tax and pay an increase of close to one mill on their property taxes. That does not make sense to me.

Other taxpayers might want to figure out how much they would lose in their towns or cities.

I encourage others to join me in voting “no” on Question 2.

Carl Beckett, Mechanic Falls


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