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  • No true home ownership

    As long as one has to pay property tax no one will ever own their home- they will simply lease it from the government. You can have your entire house paid off, but never completely. Just like in "Goodfellas." Can't come up with your regular payment to Paulie? F-U! Pay me! And what about us dinks that have to pay for someone else to have a litter of kids and expect others to pick up the tab. And to cover the argument that someone paid for me to go to public school- I'll compromise and pay property tax for 12 years and then be done.

  • Property Tax--An Unreasonable Unjustifiable Destructive Burden

    Property tax can unfairly turn the "American Dream" of home-ownership into a nightmare of home-forfeiture and homelessness. It seems to erroneously link home-ownership to income and revenue. In reality, some homeowners, particularly retirees, have little or no income. Some depend solely on social security benefits. Consequently, many have to take out loans to pay property taxes, thereby becoming more exposed to home-forfeiture. Despite their difficulties, they are unconscionably burdened annually with property taxes--town tax and school tax. This unjustifiable tax must be abolished.

  • FIRST STEP: decriminalize non-payment of property tax

    The low hanging fruit here is to decriminalize.

    In other words: make it ILLEGAL for government to seize the homes of Americans for reasons of non-payment of property tax (or any other tax).

    It seems much more difficult to approach the issue by trying to abolish the property tax outright. It's much more obvious to people that they should have the right to truely own their homes -- which implies that nobody has the right to seize someone's home and make them homeless.

    Decriminalize non-payment first. OUTLAW home seizures.

  • Property Tax is an inequitable levy

    Property taxes pay for libraries, hospitals , emergency services, and mostly education (as much 80%). Why should some members of the community contribute and others not. The argument that homeowners have more money is unsupportable. This tax is a disincentive for middle- and lower-income citizens to invest. Likewise the argument that home investor can simply raise rent to pay their taxes shows ignorance of economic trends. The market controls rental rates with the property owner having little control. Essentially, someone who chooses to buy a home or two to rent out as a business is triple taxed: on the income, via property tax, and on capital gains (if there is a gain). No other occupation is so burdened. While both income and capital gains have a basis in paying on what you earn, property tax is without foundation and is essentially unconstitutional (dare I say extortion).

  • Property tax abolished

    Why should people pay more for everything any how we pay 30% of our salary why more? We pay a lot in every state BPL or APL and every month the rate on everything increases it is no use Indian society it is a burden on every human being in our country.

  • Stop the tyranny

    The concept of land ownership is currently nonsense. You don't own it. Think you do? Well try and stop paying your property tax. The government will come and take everything you OWN. That "tax" is essentially rent money paid to your government. Stop paying rent, they kick you out. You don't own it! However, when I buy a TV do I keep paying tax on it or is it a one time thing? Its time for people in mass to stop paying these BS taxes. Time to take a stand against tyranny you serfs!

  • Property Tax Should Be An Initial Purchase Tax ONLY

    A person or business that has purchased land for a home or whatever they desire to use it for should pay an initial tax with the purchase and never pay taxes on the property again. Having to pay property tax every year means that the land does not belong to you but to the government.

  • This is a form of socialism

    If the government is going to tax you on something, that implies that you don't have true ownership of it. It is absolutely ridiculous that the government has their paws in what I do with my property as it is. Paying a mortgage is bad enough, but paying additional property taxes is icing on the shit cake.

  • The individual's importance exceeds the civilization's.

    The world belongs to God (Psa. 24:1). He has given it to us to exercise dominion over it (Gen. 1:26-28; Psa. 8) and give Him the glory through it all. As individual image-bearers of God, we are given special freedom to peacefully own land and rule over it, cultivate it, and use it to be a blessing to all mankind of our own volition. While societies are important, they are not more important than the individual. Civilizations come and go, but the individual shall live on forever. An individual can remove themselves from a society and become more significant because of their God-given potential. Marxism/sin teaches that the society is more important than the individual and for that reason argues for the abolishment of private property, even to the point of the destruction of a person who refuses this idea. Since each person can be of infinite worth in the sight of God, they should be to us as well. When an individual has freely procured land (not stolen it) then they should be allowed to own that land and subdue it according to the dictates of their own conscience and not under the threat of death or banishment. Property tax is a tax one must pay to their local government or they will lose their land to someone who will pay it. It ultimately resembles rent. In America, a "renter" is seemingly not as special as an "owner" but no one truly owns their property. "Homeowners" may own their home, but not the land it sits upon, therefore they will not bring it with them if they fail to pay their "tax" (rent). It is the State who really owns their home and land. In order to fully honour the role God has given us and the image He has created us in, we need to be free to own our land and should consider protecting it ourselves or pay a voluntary tax to our local government to help protect it if the need arises. Yes, property taxes need to be abolished. Especially in America, for our country was founded upon the reality that all men are created equal and we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Many of our founders used the word "property" in the place of "pursuit of happiness". We need to consider this once again.

  • The individual's importance exceeds the civilization's.

    The world belongs to God (Psa. 24:1). He has given it to us to exercise dominion over it (Gen. 1:26-28; Psa. 8) and give Him the glory through it all. As individual image-bearers of God, we are given special freedom to peacefully own land and rule over it, cultivate it, and use it to be a blessing to all mankind of our own volition. While societies are important, they are not more important than the individual. Civilizations come and go, but the individual shall live on forever. An individual can remove themselves from a society and become more significant because of their God-given potential. Marxism/sin teaches that the society is more important than the individual and for that reason argues for the abolishment of private property, even to the point of the destruction of a person who refuses this idea. Since each person can be of infinite worth in the sight of God, they should be to us as well. When an individual has freely procured land (not stolen it) then they should be allowed to own that land and subdue it according to the dictates of their own conscience and not under the threat of death or banishment. Property tax is a tax one must pay to their local government or they will lose their land to someone who will pay it. It ultimately resembles rent. In America, a "renter" is seemingly not as special as an "owner" but no one truly owns their property. "Homeowners" may own their home, but not the land it sits upon, therefore they will not bring it with them if they fail to pay their "tax" (rent). It is the State who really owns their home and land. In order to fully honour the role God has given us and the image He has created us in, we need to be free to own our land and should consider protecting it ourselves or pay a voluntary tax to our local government to help protect it if the need arises. Yes, property taxes need to be abolished. Especially in America, for our country was founded upon the reality that all men are created equal and we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Many of our founders used the word "property" in the place of "pursuit of happiness". We need to consider this once again.

  • No. I have foreign experience.

    Property tax is a tax levied not mainly for the purpose of revenue, but as an incentive.

    Here is the situation in China: The Chinese government has recently allowed land ownership, despite claiming to be Communist. The government levies no taxes on land. Land price has been soaring and has been kept high somewhat artificially. As result, many investors invest in houses. I don't have the stats in front of me, but something like 1 in 5 houses are vacant in China. This why we need property taxes, in order to discourage negative and non-creative investment.

  • A necessary evil

    As much as I would love to get rid of property tax, the state/local gubmint will just jack up income tax by some ridiculous amount to pay for somebody else's kids public edumication.

    Also property values will become more ridiculous than they already are. We already have enough foreigners buying property here when some Americans can't even afford their own home.

  • What is a free society if we are bound as tax slaves?

    America was founded for Freedom, freedom from government. A society where you can be worry free own land, a house. And not have to worry about someone taking your land for failing to pay. Because property taxes unlike income taxes is taxed even if you have made no income thus driving you into corporate slavery to pay the tax thus creating the way of life we live in currently of 9-5 job that we all have to wake up and go to each day. You should be able to work 15-20 years and retire and have a paid of house and not have to pay taxes. What is live if you are nothing more than a tax slave?

  • Property Tax is necessary.

    Supposed that a billionaire buys all the land that is available. This said billionaire can own the land for as long as he lives and then pass it on to his family. The problem with this is that the land can go unused. Property taxes stops this from happening because taxes would discourage the owning of inefficient land. Property taxes also support your local government, which pays for your roads, fire and police departments. If you cannot afford the taxes on a big house, it is possible to buy a smaller house with less property taxes. We are civilized people which means that we must work together for the common good.


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