"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

31 December 2015

Little more than sharecroppers...



Clearly, we do not really own “our” property, but “rent” it from our local governments. Retirees, who own their home “free and clear” after decades of mortgage payments, are often forced to sell because their property taxes have risen with inflation to exceed what their mortgage payment used to be. Property taxes amount to, in practice, a kind of rent you have to pay the government each year to be allowed to keep living on your own property! Eminent domain and property taxes have made a mockery of the American dream of home ownership. Individuals no longer truly “own” their property!   ~~~Mary J. Ruwart Ph.D.
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4 comments:

Daddy Hawk said...

I wish I could argue that, but I can't.

Blue said...

Somehow, I don't think the Founders envisioned it being this way...

deborah harvey said...

thanks.

Blue said...

Sad, huh? :(