swansont Posted August 9, 2012 Share Posted August 9, 2012 Correct Moontanman. It's as if they think property taxes are permanent structures that when eliminated, all the benefits they provided go away. Weird. Benefits do go away when you eliminate taxes. I was in Oregon when they did this with measure 5 that rolled back property taxes. And then in the next budget cycle, people were astounded that fire and police services were cut back. The state became responsible for the school funding, and that got cut back as a result; money was diverted from the university system to the local K-12 schools as well, meaning the entire educational system took a hit. Money in = money out. What's weird about that? — Almost all money is taxed more than once. I pay income tax and then, on that income, pay sales tax when I spend it. The already-taxed money I spend ends up as income for someone else, which is taxed. The money I get has already been taxed, by definition, because I am employed by the government. So how is the argument about being taxed more than once not specious? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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