by Grand Forks Herald
June 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm in Grand Forks Herald
Voters reject measure that would have made North Dakota 1st state to end local property taxes. Continue Reading
Tags: Election, measure 2, North Dakota, property tax, updates 12 Comments »
I challenge “Local” government officials responsible for property tax assessment and collection to eliminate favoritism via abatements and exemptions. Tax everyone across the board and everyone will pay less. Think you’re up to it?
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Unfortunately, those supporting abolishing taxes had zero explanation of where the money to replace taxes would come from other than ‘oil revenues’.
Lazy crazies did a poor job driving this initiative and they have no one to blame for botching this than themselves.
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Lazy crazies? REally? Who’s crazy here..the folks that want to prod government into using the money it already has properly…or the rubes who bought into the fear mongering that their roads wouldn’t get fixed? I think the true “crazies” won this round. With that said, there shouldn’t be ONE individual crying and moaning about their property taxes from now on. After all…you voted resoundingly to keep them! Seems folks in ND don’t want government involved in their religion, but they don’t give a care about how govt spends THEIR money… seems a bit goofy to me.
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Actually, the voters voted to allow Govt to make decisions that may very well go against their religious beliefs.
That aside, lets say property taxes were abiloished, what happens in 10 years when the coffers run out and they reinstate the property tax?
How many people would lose their property due to the fact that they had reallocated that money to something else and could not afford that large increase all of a sudden?
Better to have the tax and force the state to use the oil money to ensure we have a good strong infrastructure.
No excuses, we left the money alone so i expect to see so serious improvements statewide on road conditions, bridges and flood protection barriers and all done in a manner that will last a long time, not the typical 2 year temp fix.
All without raising taxes.
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fmj40, you may have some good points, but were unable to articulate where the funding source would be in the event property taxes were abolished.
Fear mongering? The fictional image of hundreds of veterans and widows and old people forced to the streets whilst a cackling government official (ala Snidely Whiplash) seizes their home is about as big of fear mongering as I could imagine.
I rest my case.
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Where is the list of everyone getting a property tax exemption?
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Kevin no list but take a drive in the country and you will see every farmer active and retired are exempt. Oh and there farmland that isnt taxed at full value like everybody else s. Such a great tax system our legislators have set up.
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A tax should not result in your being homeless if you’re unable to pay it.
A state, or government entity should not take in money it does not need to operate.
Two concepts the “KILL ND” folks can’t comprehend.
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I have lived in this state since birth and have yet to hear of anyone who was “kicked” out of their home based on fixed incomes and property taxes. The Legislature has reduced property taxes the past two Legislative sessions. I am tired of hearing this myth that has absolutely no research backing it.
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Oh, really..? Reduced? You must be very special. Mine keep going up. You are truly blessed.
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I guess I am blessed too, because mine also went down after the last session.
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For those who complain money is influencing elections, remember well who appointed the majority of the current Supreme Court who made the Citizens United decision. We have entered an era where we have the best legislature, best judges and best elected officials that money can buy. So if your candidate or issue does not win at the polls, don’t blame it on the money, blame it on those who approved the unlimited use of money.
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