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Do you believe a big reason the government charges us taxes on homes we own, because they mainly want us to work?

I have this idea that if we didn't have to pay taxes on our homes, alot of us wouldn't have to work. But, that could never happen because the government has us pay taxes on owned homes. Do you believe a big reason the government charges us taxes on our homes, is because they want everyone to work? Perhaps its just because they want to collect money to go back into the economy. Maybe both? Whats your thought on this?

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Property taxes provide funding to make your town a town. Services like a police force, fire department, water/sewer department and treatment plants, roads, storm drains and flood protection, social services, not to mention to pay people to run each of those departments.

They don't run themselves.

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So what about all of the people that rent? They aren't paying taxes to the police?
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The landlord is paying taxes on their behalf ... Property taxes is an expense for the landlord that is paid out of the money they collect in rent.
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Awww that sucks!
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Property taxes are local and pay for schools and roads and local issues like that.

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Property taxes should be outlawed. I has always pissed me off that you have to pay a lump tax on you land,then continue to pay taxes on it forever. It's rediculous! If I'm already paying a lump tax why should I have to continue to pay?! Taxes taken from my paycheck should be enough.

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So how would your town build your roads, a storm drains, provide policing and fire protection, sewer and water, storm drains, parks, control building bylaws .. If there were no taxes ... you would be living in 'the bush'.
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Remember .. taxes you pay for property is entirely different than taxes you pay on your income...however, similarily taxes pay for the services that run your community, state and country.

If there were NO taxes .. you wouldn't have the freedoms, protections or the services you enjoy on a daily basis .. In fact, if there were no tax base at all .. there would be no military to protect what YOU already have.
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I did not say there should be NO taxes. I said I shouldn't HAVE to pay taxes on land I've already payed for. That's rediculous! If they need money it shouldn't be coming from my home! There should be an annual tax for every household. Those that don't work aren't paying taxes are they? Those that don't own homes aren't paying taxes are they? At least not the same ones. Everyone should pay a base tax,and the amount should be decided by the people if that town. I'm not gonna pay for services I think are useless.
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Quote: "I did not say there should be NO taxes"; um .. yeah ya did quote: "Property taxes should be outlawed."
Quote: "There should be an annual tax for every household." .. um .. there is .. it's called property tax (which IS an annual tax)
Quote: "Those that don't own homes aren't paying taxes are they?" .. They are paying rent to a landlord who is paying taxes on the property they are living in .. so yeah, in essence they ARE paying taxes
Quote: "I'm not gonna pay for services I think are useless' .. ALL services are useless to YOU personally unless you need them. Like for instance.. a fire department. A very expensive endeavor for a community .. and really, when you think of it, paying all that money into a fund that finances the department really does you no good at all ... unless, that is, you actually have a fire.


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Don't get me wrong .. I hate having to constantly pay out taxes for everyfreekingthing .. sales tax, property tax, tire tax, polution tax, taxes on taxes...It's frustrating and expensive. It really leaves less and less for a hard working citizen .. but .. what is the alternative? Where do you think we would get all the services that we 'could' use in a community .. and if those services were removed .. how would a commmunity even function?
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I'm not talking about fire an police. I'm talking about counties that charge their habitants tax to "make their town look pretty". Put in expensive lighting and flowers galore. Try planting bushes a shrubs that can survive year round and don't cost 3* more. I still don't agree with paying tax on something I already own
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And some counties charge an extra, large tax for the fire dept. it's separate. One guy couldn't afford to pay the 1,000+ bill and when his house caught on fire they showed up but wouldn't put it out bc he didn't pay the bill. So they literally just stood there and watched it burn. Horrible!
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