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In the 1960s Detroit instituted a city income tax. Two percent on residents, one percent on commuters.

Seemed like a good idea at the time.

But as leases expired, CEOs, attorneys, CPAs and other business owners decided that commuting and paying city taxes were avoidable.

Businesses left the city in droves. Detroit suffered.

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A city income tax is a bad idea in the long run.

Thomas Richards, Lynnwood