Harnett County Chairman Burgin having hard time on Tax Increase
In a Wral channel 5 interview Chairman Burgin stated that he supports a sales tax increase to tackle the problems that are facing the county when it comes to overcrowding in the school system. When asked by Wral reporter Mr. Burgin had this to say “County Commission Chairman Jim Burgin said he doesn’t support raising property taxes but thinks the sales tax is a fair approach.” http://www.wral.com/harnett-county-growth-puts-strain-on-schools/12704191/
In the last year Mr. Burgin has flipped flopped the question about taxes and has been on both sides, during his campaign and in his first term Mr. Burgin opposed any and all taxes increases of any kind. The following statements were made in The Daily Record:
Board of Commissioners Chair Jim Burgin said he also doubts the measure would pass. He said he is not in favor of it.
“I am against any new taxes,” Mr. Burgin said. (The Daily Record 05/19/13
Commissioner Burgin said he had continually worked to keep taxes low, to oppose any tax increases and to lower property taxes by 1 cent (The Daily Record 10/18/2012
With this back and forth of not supporting and then supporting it leaves many to wonder which one Mr. Burgin is for.