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Eric
04-27-2010, 05:19 PM
Well, I just got our new "adjusted" real estate property tax bill. It's up to appx. $1,400 annually now.

Doesn't sound like a lot, does it?

Well, six years ago, it was just over $1,000 - so it has increased appx. 30 percent, which is a big god-damned uptick.

But that's not the real screwjob.

Let's run some numbers:

Even assuming they don't continue to jack up the assessments (they will), that $1,400 annually comes to almost $30,000 over the course of 20 years.

And what do we get for this? Not a fucking thing.

We have no kids, so we're not putting any burden on the public school system - the primary recipient of property tax funding. The rest mostly goes to the useless eater bureaucrats who run the local government - whose "services" we most happily could do without.

The most affronting aspect of the whole deal, though, is that we will never own our property - even though the mortgage has been paid off in full. Because we will owe (that is, be forced at gunpoint to pay) what amounts to an annual rental payment to the government each year, forever. That means we are just tenants - and so is everyone else who thinks they "own" their land.

There is something called allodial title - and what it means is that once you've paid off the loan (or bought your place outright) it is yours, period. It is not contingent on an annual payment to the government. People who held allodial title to their lands were considered freemen.

We need to rediscover this long-forgotten basic tenet of liberty - this essential to a genuinely free society.

dom
04-27-2010, 07:45 PM
Sounds like someone got a rectal exam and the doc and both hands on your shoulders when he inserted!

You need to watch out for that.

dom
04-28-2010, 12:21 PM
Don't pucker up just yet holmes!

221. Refusal or neglect to answer questions; false answers (a) Whoever, being over eighteen years of age, refuses or willfully neglects, when requested by the Secretary, or by any other authorized officer or employee of the Department of Commerce or bureau or agency thereof acting under the instructions of the Secretary or authorized officer, to answer, to the best of his knowledge, any of the questions on any schedule submitted to him in connection with any census or survey provided for by subchapters I, II, IV, and V of chapter 5 of this title, applying to himself or to the family to which he belongs or is related, or to the farm or farms of which he or his family is the occupant, shall be fined not more than $100.

Eric
04-29-2010, 08:14 AM
Don't pucker up just yet holmes!

221. Refusal or neglect to answer questions; false answers (a) Whoever, being over eighteen years of age, refuses or willfully neglects, when requested by the Secretary, or by any other authorized officer or employee of the Department of Commerce or bureau or agency thereof acting under the instructions of the Secretary or authorized officer, to answer, to the best of his knowledge, any of the questions on any schedule submitted to him in connection with any census or survey provided for by subchapters I, II, IV, and V of chapter 5 of this title, applying to himself or to the family to which he belongs or is related, or to the farm or farms of which he or his family is the occupant, shall be fined not more than $100.


This is for the Census; the thing posted earlier was about real estate taxes -

I've long been fiercely opposed to taxes on real estate (that is, on people's homes and land - not investment property). These taxes are an outrage because they deprive all of us of the possibility of ever owning anything more than the clothes on our backs and the few items we can stuff into a car or into our pockets.

Long after the mortgage to the bank has been paid, we will continue to "owe" the government an annual mortgage payment, in the form of the property tax on real estate. We will never, therefore, enjoy the security of owning our own homes - no matter how modest. It means we must always be chained to a system that requires us to generate US dollars to pay these endless taxes and "rents."

Imagine a time when, having paid off the seller, your land was yours - and if you wished, you could "retire" entirely from the economy and live off of it, free of any need to generate cash or be harassed by forms and tax-collectors.

Yet people in this country still imagine they're "free" - because they're allowed to squat for a time on some land, provided they continue to pay, pay and pay....