Constitutional Amendment 4 (purely a special interest attempt to change the Constitution to benefit realtors) – VOTE NO
Amendment 4 was initiated by the Missouri Realtors Association, and is purely a special interest attempt to change the Constitution to benefit realtors. The realtors fear the loss of commissions if Missouri ever eliminates the state income tax and adopts a fair tax model and the association believes that passage of Amendment 4 would prohibit such a move. We strongly oppose it because our belief that the most powerful economic development tool Missouri could implement is replacing the state income tax with a retail consumption tax, and the real estate agents are misguided in their assessment of the way the fair tax would affect their revenues. It’s disappointing that they have taken this approach, which is absolutely counter to good tax policy. Amendment 4 is extremely deceptive.