Newport Mesa Tea Party Patriots
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2013
TEA PARTY OPPOSES RADICAL TAX HIKES ON NEWPORT BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS IN NEWPORT HARBOR
COSTA MESA, CA – Newport Mesa Tea Party Patriots today announces its opposition to the series of tax increases levied on Newport Harbor businesses and residents. “We view the reckless taxing and spending by the Newport Beach city council as a threat to the liberty of its residents,” declared Tom Pollitt.
Over the past year Newport Beach politicians raised taxes on mooring owners by 300%, commercial marinas 366%, and harbor businesses 183%. One long time harbor business was hit with a 700% increase. Just 14 days before last Christmas they levied the largest property tax in the city’s history on residential dock owners of Newport Harbor. The Dock Tax will go up from 800% – 5,000% depending on the residents pier configuration.
“Newport Beach is the poster child of government waste. They built a $140 million ego busting city hall, and they have the highest unfunded pension liability in Orange County. Old Newport conservatives like John Wayne and Barry Goldwater would be appalled at the bloated and intrusive bureaucracy of Newport,” concluded Tom Pollitt.