I don't have a solution to high property taxes, but I do hope our state lawmakers come up with something soon.
I know a farmer or two, and they're paying a heck of a lot of money for their property. Actually, everyone is paying a lot.
Should lawmakers increase the sales tax and do away with the property tax?
What about upping the income tax and doing away with the property tax?
The bottom line must be that the tax is spread out equally among everyone.
Is it fair for someone who only rents, but has five children in school, to not pay any property taxes?
I don't have all the answers, only questions.
The issue of property tax reform has been a hot one for many years. So far, nothing serious has been accomplished.
Why? Because our state lawmakers haven't been forced to deal with it by the public.
Rallying to lower (or do away with) the property tax doesn't mean you're a liberal rebel. It only means you're tired of having to make a choice between paying your property tax or selling your home.
If I remember correctly, a rebellion concerning taxation started in Boston many years ago.
We must all pay taxes. The government needs the money to provide services and protect us.
How we pay is the issue.
What do you think?