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THE BEE r ' JDMAHA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1916.
rOMTICAl. AOVKItTISr.MKXT, POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT. POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT.
POLITICAL A IIVERTIHEMENT.
roi.rncAi. advertisement, political Advertisement. . ' political advertisement.
In case Nebraska adopts state-wide prohibition. Jhere, will be iio escape
from higher taxes. Heavy increases in the TAX burden have been the result
in Kansas, a prohibition state.. Here is the proof: ,
i Increased Tax Burden FSaced onFarm Owners
From the "TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL" of Oct. 5, 1916:
"Twice has he (Gev Capper, the prohibitionist) handed the
FARMERS a package, by raising the value of their farm land, in
order to raise more taxes, yet he permitted the railroads ind cor
porations to go at the same old rate,"
Fromthe "TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL" of Dec. 7, 1915:
, "Must Raise Limit"
-"One-Half of Kansas Counties In Financial Mire"
"Bond Issues, Economy or Legislative
- . I Relief Only Hope."
"Fifty per cent of the counties of Kansas will be forced
to adopt sweeping economy measures or issue bonds to cover
deficits in their general revenue funds, unless the next legis
lature raises the limit of the general revenue tax levy, accord
' a ing to men in .touch with the financial conditions of counties
, . over the state'
Public Expenditures Increase Enormously
Extract from an Of ficial Message from Gov. Capper of Kan
sas tq the Legislature of Kansas, 1915 Session, pages 11-17 offici
. al Senate Journal of Kansas: ' .. -l--Y;
"Kansas, in common with other states, has experi- -
'. enced in the last decade an increase in the- cost of gov- - x
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crease of population. In twelve years public expendi-
' 'V tures have increased 68 per cent in the state; 77 per cent
. in the county; 153 per cent in the city; 119 per cent in r "
.. township; 132 per cent for schools."
Nebraska Must Raise $4,9 00,000 Per Tear
- '. V. - Under the existing laws, the Government of the United States imposes a , tax on the producers of
liquors which brings to the Government treasury $245,000,000 every year.
Should .the policy of prohibition prevail throughout the nation, this large revenue will be lost, and
' ' v ' must be made up by the taxpayers of the individual states in some way to provide the vast amount
needed for the running expenses of the Government.
On the basis of the assessed property values of Nebraska, our state's share of this deficit, to be paid'
" - v - BY THE TAXPAYERS OF NEBRASKA, would be $1,900,000 per year, in addition to all taxes now
levied a sum larger than that at present required to pay the expenses of every department of Ne- ,
' - braska's state government. , , s
"More Taxes" is the never-ending cry in states where state-wide prohibition prevails, and "More Taxes ' will be the
, ' ' cry in Nebraska if the voters of this state adopt state-wide prohibition. : Think it over. -
Let Us Profit by the
HOW TO VOTE AGAINST PROHIBITION ;
The squares shown below will appear at the TOP of the
ballot. An X marked in square 301 is & vote AGAINST
I Shall the above and foregoing amend-
THE NEBRASKA PROSPERITY LEAGUE
ment to the Constitution be adopted? i
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