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    Should we eliminate taxes that tax you for the right to own property?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Yes its sensible. Why? Because these taxes pay for various things especially education my friend. Property tax fund schools
    That's not even working out too well either. Schools in Bloomfield Hills, MI compared to some of the Detroit public schools down the road don't appear to be getting a terribly equitable deal.

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    Re: Should we eliminate taxes that tax you for the right to own property?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    That's not even working out too well either. Schools in Bloomfield Hills, MI compared to some of the Detroit public schools down the road don't appear to be getting a terribly equitable deal.
    So we should just get rid of the taxes now and make it a whole of a lot ****ing worse? I agree, the system is not working out well for a lot of the impoverished cities school districts but the answer is not to get rid of property taxes.


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    Re: Should we eliminate taxes that tax you for the right to own property?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Some good examples of this would be car registration and property taxes where you are charged to use your property, be it your car, or your home. When the government charges you for use they are in effect taking ownership of whatever it might be over, be it again, your car or your home and in effect making you a renter. It is clear this is a violation of property rights in on both front, but the question remains do we as a people agree with it? There is of course other examples of such taxes and my question does in fact include them as well.

    It should also be noted for our liberal friends that in many states you must renew your registration on your car every year and this can run easily up in the hundreds of dollars. Obviously, this can make it challenging for the poorer among us to pay such fees. Considering that they are supporters of the progressive tax system and enjoy the argument that the poor can not pay higher taxes when arguing for such a system it would make sense then to believe they would not be in support of this kind of tax.
    You aren't taxed for the right to own property. You are taxed to provide services for the property you own...schools, roads, LEO's, firemen, libraries, park districts. As for your car? That's another way to raise money. it's all just a means to raise money. I'm sure you're right. I'm sure the poor wouldn't support their paying any kind of tax. But I'm also sure they're fine with the rest of it paying those taxes, because they certainly want and use the services those taxes provide.

    Edit: Eleven posters voted to do away with property taxes. WTH???
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    Re: Should we eliminate taxes that tax you for the right to own property?

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    Since real estate and personal property taxes are levied by individual states, that would not be our decision to make. It would be up to the people of the state contemplating such elimination.
    As one of those people, what would you replace the revenue stream with?
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    Re: Should we eliminate taxes that tax you for the right to own property?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    You aren't taxed for the right to own property. You are taxed to provide services for the property you own...schools, roads, LEO's, firemen, libraries, park districts. As for your car? That's another way to raise money. it's all just a means to raise money. I'm sure you're right. I'm sure the poor wouldn't support their paying any kind of tax. But I'm also sure they're fine with the rest of it paying those taxes, because they certainly want and use the services those taxes provide.

    Edit: Eleven posters voted to do away with property taxes. WTH???
    Stop making sense Maggie.
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    Re: Should we eliminate taxes that tax you for the right to own property?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    As one of those people, what would you replace the revenue stream with?
    I'm not advocating any change in my state.

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    Re: Should we eliminate taxes that tax you for the right to own property?

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    I'm not advocating any change in my state.
    other than possible bankruptcy it would seem
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    Re: Should we eliminate taxes that tax you for the right to own property?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    other than possible bankruptcy it would seem
    What makes you think that I am advocating bankruptcy?

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    Re: Should we eliminate taxes that tax you for the right to own property?

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    What makes you think that I am advocating bankruptcy?
    Lets clear that up then shall we? Are you advocating states getting rid of taxes on property but not replacing the revenue with anything else?
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    Re: Should we eliminate taxes that tax you for the right to own property?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    You aren't taxed for the right to own property. You are taxed to provide services for the property you own...schools, roads, LEO's, firemen, libraries, park districts. As for your car? That's another way to raise money. it's all just a means to raise money. I'm sure you're right. I'm sure the poor wouldn't support their paying any kind of tax. But I'm also sure they're fine with the rest of it paying those taxes, because they certainly want and use the services those taxes provide.

    Edit: Eleven posters voted to do away with property taxes. WTH???
    Even if the taxes were to have to come from another form of taxation, I'd rather see that happen.

    It's plain and simple: You are being taxed in order to own something. If I were to buy a piece of property out in the country, do sustenance farming, and never leave my property, why should I be paying anybody anything to do such?
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