Harford Co. To Cut Services, Furlough

Harford Co. To Cut Services, Furlough

There are 2 comments on the WBAL-TV story from Jun 19, 2009, titled Harford Co. To Cut Services, Furlough. In it, WBAL-TV reports that:

A lower property tax rate in Harford County is causing layoffs, furloughs and cuts to services, including the possibility of closing a library branch.

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Sykesville, MD

#1 Jul 9, 2009
It's about time the property tax rate was lowered. What exactly do we get for our property tax dollars anyway?

United States

#2 Jul 10, 2009
Sylvia wrote:
It's about time the property tax rate was lowered. What exactly do we get for our property tax dollars anyway?
Well, you'll find out after these furloughs. Theoretically one shouldn't have to pay property taxes but, then, the other taxes would increase through the roof. The Gov't needs what they need to run everything. The Gov't really doesn't care how they get what they need. If people didn't want to pay Property taxes the Gov't would go ok, just tell us what other taxes you don't mind being increased. Sales taxes? Income taxes? The Gov't is going to get what the need one way or another. There's no getting around it. Property taxes don't seem fair but, doubling the other taxes doesn't either.

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