Property Tax Debate Heats Up in Florida…

It really makes you want to turn the clock back to The Age of Reason when our founding fathers were having some tax battles of their own.

Only they were fighting against high taxation for everyone; rich, poor and middle class.

House of MoneyThere’s another [tag-tec]property tax[/tag-tec] debate going online that I just couldn’t pass up. 

 

Mike Thomas of the Orlando Sentinel started it with his exploration of a  proposal that is brewing in Florida to eliminate [tag-self]property taxes[/tag-self] altogether.

  No Property Tax–Is It a Good Idea?

 

 

It was a typical opinion that you would expect from a newspaper columnist.  Barking on  about how high [tag-ice]-taxes[/tag-ice] hurt "the little people". 

 

Small consideration for  the hard working  middle class which has borne most of the burdens anyway. 

 

But a somewhat typical columnist’s opinion is not what caught my attention.

 

It was some of the comments readers were making.   Read Comments

 

For example, one proclaimed a renter should not have to pay a landlord’s taxes.

 

Yeah, right.

 

Another thinks it’s okay to make the tourists pay the high bills.

 

Is that really being smart?

 

But most  of them are going around in circles.   Kind of reminiscent of a man raking leaves in a cyclone.

 

The intentions of the deed are good, but getting him nowhere in spite of all his hard efforts.

 

It really makes you want to turn the clock back to The Age of Reason when our founding fathers were having some tax battles of their own.

 

Only they were fighting against high taxation for everyone; rich, poor and middle class.  

(Just for the record, we’re already paying almost 10 per cent sales tax in Nashville, plus we have very high property taxes.  That’s a sales tax on almost  everything, including food).

 

 

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