In order to rebuild the middle class the Marxist/Progressive are say they are raising these needed revenues efficiently and fairly. This is what they call efficiently and fairly. The overall suggestion is municipalities should consider reforms that make the local tax system more progressive. First, cities should limit property tax exemptions for businesses. Second, municipalities can employ carefully targeted property “tax relief” and can concomitantly avoid tax relief measures that make the system more regressive. Thirdly, require nonprofit organizations to pay their fair share. This is really calling for property taxes to be paid by churches, always a target of the Marxist/Progressives.
The cities should reform, according to the Marxist/Progressives all sales taxes, fees and other revenue raisers to be progressive and not flat. This means taxing the “rich” or middle class (the very people they are claiming to rebuild) at a higher rate. The Marxist/Progressives also advocate that all cities should have a progressive income tax in the city much like New York City has. This would be in addition to state and federal income tax. They also advocated the elimination of the tax paid to one jurisdiction as a deduction in calculating the tax to another jurisdiction meaning a higher tax bill.
This is how the Marxist/Progressives advocate rebuilding the middle class locally. It is exactly the same formula they advocate for all levels. They make the claim that these policies will grow the economy. They fail to look at history, because in every single case theses same rebuilding policies were employed, the economy become stagnant and then declined. All were in a worse condition except for the few in the government who were implementing the new policies.
Share the wealth mentality or spreading the wealth fairly always ends up with the living standards of the vast majority being reduced. The poverty level rises and fairly becomes far less for all. Today, with Obama, head of the regime and Marxist/Progressives, implementing more of his Marxist policies, we have lower incomes, a stagnant economy at best, skyrocketing national debt, more people on government assistance than ever before and a shrinking employment participation rate. He is fundamentally transforming the United States as he promised.