I work in a different industry, but I travel similarly. 3-4 weeks out working, 10 days to 2 weeks home. We pay way better than the OEM, but we travel. Plenty of lay-offs to provide available people, but none want to work. They would rather be unemployed than travel.
“Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.”
― Thomas Jefferson
I'm not saying we shouldn't have economic growth, but it's not all good news and there are unforeseen consequences.
And...Dalrymple said there’s a public misconception that North Dakota’s oil tax revenues can solve any budget challenges. The general fund budget can only collect up to $300 million in oil tax revenue, which is less than 10 percent of general fund expenditures, he said.
And as you posted above to Fiddy:North Dakota’s booming economy also means the state will be required to pick up a greater share of the costs of Medicaid. To sustain the current program, the state will need to make up $91 million in lost federal funds in the new biennium, Dalrymple said.
It does sop up much of it,certainly to begin with, so the oil money is not the end all, be all to economic problems. Again, I'm not down on economic growth or developing industries, but to say it's all good, is a mistake.Sounds like the flood damage and growing pains sops the money up.
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Well its to bad the voters of ND will continue to RENT all property in thier state.
if the bank cant get all your 30 years of payments, then the local tax collector will.
I own my home. And it cant be taken away........its an RV.
We thank you for your concern. We are quite fine with the current scenario in which we have a dependable source of revenues for our various programs and services. We are more than ok with the conservative philosophy that local government needs to be upheld against the State government control when possible. We also believe it in the best interest of our citizens to not be hit hard with sales taxes and other taxes which will harm more hard working North Dakotans than currently. The measure in question provided an interesting question but did not solve the burning questions about how to make the situation better rather than worse.
We encourage you to continue your quest in property tax removal and maybe some day your state will have even the same amount of consideration for the measure that we had. However, seeing that as unlikely, do not call us serfs.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963