Author Topic: Why are we subsidizing property taxes of millionaires?  (Read 453 times)

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Offline wilber

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Property taxes pay for municipal services which used by renters as well as owners. The system is inherently unfair to expect property owners to pay for all of it. If we wanted a fair system then everyone living in a city would contribute to its tax base whether they rented or owned. The only people who are being subsidized are renters who get to used the roads, parks and community centers but pay nothing towards their up keep.

Rental properties don't get the homeowner grant. There will always be inequities, subsidies or no. A local pet peeve of mine, unlike the US Border Patrol, the CBSA only functions at border crossings, they don't actually patrol the border. I don't like it that my municipal taxes pay for my city police department to be responsible for 30 km of this country's border. That's the Fed's responsibility.
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