View Poll Results: Should we eliminate taxes that tax you for the right to own property?

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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
    Your "economically speaking" is not worth the economic value of a good bag of common garden manure if you are attempting to use it to push the stupidity that public education is not a public good.

    We do not allow some economist to define what is and what is not in the national interests.

    And thank God for that.
    I agree with you. that is why when Obama's advertisements constantly quote that complete ass Paul Krugman we should ignore his braying

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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
    Your "economically speaking" is not worth the economic value of a good bag of common garden manure if you are attempting to use it to push the stupidity that public education is not a public good.
    You do understand that economists have a precise definition of what constitutes a public good, do you not? You may want to check this out: Public good - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I agree with you. that is why when Obama's advertisements constantly quote that complete ass Paul Krugman we should ignore his braying
    Glad to see that. But I am not aware of Krugman attempting to define what the PUBLIC GOOD is in the manner of the nameless economist that another alluded to. Do you know of Krugman doing this?
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    Re: Should we eliminate taxes that tax you for the right to own property?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    So we should just get rid of the taxes now and make it a whole of a lot ****ing worse?
    Maybe we should eliminate this method of taxing and education spending, and spend on education some other way. I'm sure it would have drawbacks but I think it would have advantages too.

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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
    You do understand that economists have a precise definition of what constitutes a public good, do you not? You may want to check this out: Public good - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    If you want to play dueling wikipedia citations, here is this one which YOUR OWN LINK provided for me right at the start of the article you cited:

    Common good - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The common good or common weal is a term that can refer to several different concepts. In the popular meaning, the common good describes a specific "good" that is shared and beneficial for all (or most) members of a given community. This is also how the common good is broadly defined in philosophy, ethics, and political science.
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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
    Maybe we should eliminate this method of taxing and education spending, and spend on education some other way. I'm sure it would have drawbacks but I think it would have advantages too.
    Eliminate the method of taxing? Please explain how we can pay for education then? All private schools?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Eliminate the method of taxing?
    Eliminate property taxes as the means by which education is funded.

    Please explain how we can pay for education then?
    Some other way than property taxes.

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

    Quite the contrary to the OP, we should ONLY tax the unimproved value of real property. This is the ideal tax, it lead to no deadweight loss on the economy and is entirely justifiable under libertarian property theory.

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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
    Eliminate property taxes as the means by which education is funded.
    Well its funded three ways
    1.)State
    2.)Property tax
    3.)Federal

    I agree that we should reform on how education is funded, i personally believe the federal and state govs should fund more, but i also believe that property tax has done some good in the areas of education and we should keep it around.


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

    No taxes?

    How will the banks and rich be bailed out when greed goes to their heads and they stuff the economy up every decade or so?

    Who will fund all the wars?

    Who will pay for the running of the 1000+ military installations in over 140 countries around the world?

    Who will subsidise the fossil fuel industry?

    There would have been NO money to nationalise GMH in the last financial crisis - the US would have essentially lost its local car making industry (whats left of it that is)

    There would be NO nuclear power power plants in the USA if not for tax subsidies and public liability coverage - you see ladies and gentlemen, it is not possible to obtain public liability insurance for a nuclear power plant anywhere in the world. The state and tax payers foot the bill in case of an accident.

    In fact even the INTERNET and the PC originated from tax funded research and development.

    need I continue?

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