Unjust Taxes

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I think the way the USA does property tax is highly unjust. Every year you must pay the government based on the value of the property. This is a despicable way to tax people because it disproportionately targets the elderly and implies that we are renting our land from the government.

  • An elderly couple could buy a house that had been in a less desirable neighborhood back in the 60s. Times change and they find that their house is now in a trendy neighborhood. Property value skyrockets and they're forced to sell a house they have lived in for fifty years!

  • Elderly people are on a fixed income but their property tax can always go up!

  • A house that is paid for should be paid for. The elderly are relying on that house!

We claim to care about the elderly. We claim that social security should continue so they don't starve. If that is so why do we rob Peter to pay Paul? Why do we set up welfare, Medicaid, and Social Security and then put in taxes that target our most vulnerable. It's not minorities who need the most help; it's the elderly!

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Good thoughts and I appreciate what you said being as how I fit that category. I would like to offer a line of thinking on that. Not to discourage the points you made but to enlarge the discussion.
We have two types if taxes. Direct and indirect. The type you describe is a direct type. Based in what you own. Like property. I received my notification just a few days ago asking me to agree it disagree on my tax bill. I had an increase due to school taxes. I have grand kids who aren't yet old enough for school and they also live in another state.
That may not be fair either. But I have an opportunity to ask for an adjustment. I will pay it but it possibly should be an indirect tax and not be applied to my property taxes. I don't have children in school. I don't drink or smoke so I don't pay those indirect taxes.
Any thoughts?

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