A City on the Brink

What do you do when your city government mismanages its finances? Put the burden of recovery on the taxpayer. Pittsburgh has been in financial trouble for a long time. And now, a state task force has presented its solution. The worst of it:

* A $120 occupation tax (up from $10).
* An increase in the income tax.
* An increase in the property tax.

Fantastic. I’d gripe about the commuter tax, but hey, we live in the city, so that wouldn’t apply to me.