Do not increase the sales tax to fund capital improvement projects

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The voters of Beaufort County do not support a sales tax increase to fund capital improvement projects.  The list that has been provided is a list of WANTS and not NEEDS.  We are experiencing a very soft recovery from the economic downturn so it is not fiscally prudent to raise the sales tax now.  The average family of four would be asked to spend an additional $444.00 per year in additional sales tax.  It would also be harmful to small businesses.  Should we develop a catastrophic need to use this funding source, it would not be available. For these reasons, we will reject any attempt to increase the sales tax.