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Originally posted by AQuestion
reply to post by Helious
I don't intend to argue with you about this. I have told you where you can find the information, how you feel about taxes is up to you. Which services you wish for your community is up to you, I really don't care. Let your area have less police, fire and public works, those all come from local taxes and not income tax. I was just saying where you could find where your taxes go. Have a great weekend. Out.
Originally posted by Manhater
If I'm paying street light tax, I'm betting, I'm paying for your' kids education.
I have NO KIDS!
Why, should I, have too pay a school tax?
My sister has a kid. Let her pay the school tax.
Only, if goes towards my tuition, then I agree to pay it.
And, why should I, have to pay a street lamp??
I have my own. Literally. When, I say my own.
It's mine own street lamp and it's solar powered.
If it's that much trouble... Then shut it off.
I'm all for saving energy.edit on 10-12-2011 by Manhater because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Paschar0
If you're "wealthy" enough to own land, you're an ideal target to extort money from.
With so much to lose, and such juicy collateral, it's an almost guaranteed income stream.
Services could be paid for any number of ways, and maybe more fairly through a broader tax program, depends on your perspective I guess.
Government ran out of legitimate ways to generate revenue long ago, and has since manufactured countless unfair taxes, fines etc. The Mafia offers more fairness, they at least let you keep enough to bleed you another day.
Originally posted by demented
reply to post by Helious
You live in The United States of America.
Do I need to explain it to you?
You can post thisridiculous message.
You can water your lawn.
You can go on vacation.
You need to show some respect.
edit on 10-12-2011 by demented because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
The thought process behind the property tax is fairly tightly focused actually and it's to support local municipal services and/or schools (the formulas vary from area to area).
Originally posted by steveknows
In Australia it's called council rates but it's the same thing. It's supposed to go toward Infostructure and the weekly rubbish removal and stuff like that but the rates have been climbing, at least where I live, and people aren't happy.
Originally posted by Helious
Isn't that where state lottery revenue goes too as well? Our non-college schools? As well as a host of other taxes, fees and penalties to "schools"? I have that in parenthesis because they are less schools these days and more like training camps.
County services? You mean like enlisting thousands of sheriffs to man the metal detectors and courtrooms jammed to the hilt of people who are herded in like sheep to answer for ridiculous crimes manufactured for the sole reason to generate revenue for the county?
You speak as if it matters, it does not. Your taxes will not be spent the way you wan't them to be, nor will the be spent the way the MAJORITY of Americans wish them to be and as a direct result of these facts,
I don't concern myself with the logistics...
because even though I know exactly what they are it won't change how my taxes or anyone elses are spent and that brings me to the point of a rogue government, yet again.
I know where the money is supposed to go, but at any level, local, regional, state wide or federal, the money just doesn't seem to end up there..... Does it?