by The Dickinson Press
June 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK North Dakota voters have resoundingly defeated a proposal that would have made the state the first in the nation to abolish local property taxes. Continue Reading
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I guess everyone likes never owning their property. No matter how long it has been that you have paid off your mortgage, if you fall behind on taxes the government comes in and takes your house. You let the scare tactics work. What a crock. Everyone complains about how high property taxes are, but then you get a chance to get rid of them and don’t take it. Chickens.
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The people have spoken. Common sense won out.
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ND should be proud of this outcome. It shows that the “I want my benefits but want someone else to pay” crowd does not represent the good people of ND.
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I find it funny the Measure 2 proponents are so upset about democracy working. They think we were “scared” into voting no or we are not just educated enough on the measure. You got your chance and common sense prevailed. Get over yourself. Most of us are educated to see it was a plan without a plan.
I may be talking out of school on this but I do know that a few locals who were big supporters of Measure 2 were upset that their property taxes were being used to pay for public schools. They are the ones who are upset that prayer isn’t mandatory in school or view public education as “Marxist” factories. (Their words, not mine).
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Democracy … tyranny of the majority.
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4 people have a meeting to decide who will pay for services. 1 person says he would like it to be voluntary. The other 3 say that he must pay or face the threat of violence if not.
Additionally, the other 3 represent a group who will be the recipient of the funds, and will decide, without outside consent, what services will be rendered, who gets hired to perform services and how much they get paid. The other 3 may be members of this group.
4 people have a meeting to decide who will pay for services. 1 person says he would like it to be voluntary. The other 3 say that is okay.
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