VA Property Tax Exemption for Veteran...

VA Property Tax Exemption for Veterans, Question 2

Created by CitizenTopix on Oct 11, 2010

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Larry Radloff

Annandale, VA

#61 Oct 12, 2010
Joan:

Don't stoop to the level of someone named "booger", it's unbecoming.
V N VET

Harrisonburg, VA

#62 Oct 12, 2010
Joan, you make me proud. thank you. maybe it wasn't for nothing.
Abby

Richmond, VA

#63 Oct 13, 2010
I LOVE the idea. However, locales are so financially stressed it just isn't realistic.
Time Served

Gloucester, VA

#64 Oct 13, 2010
aqua wrote:
I'm undecided. It sounds nice to give them some extra help and I don't mean to sound selfish but don't they get a lot of breaks as it is? I know I'll get tons of bad "judges" for this but I just feel like they get enough help as it is. Disabled vets' children get huge breaks for college tuition and other expenses (i know this first-hand because when i went to college some of my friends got lots of financial help because a parent was a veteran). The vets and their family get healthcare and a lot of other discounts about everywhere they go.
I have to agree with Mr. Curtin, many vets chose this career themselves and with that comes risks. If vets get tax-free then why can't disabled cops and correctional officers? I know some of you will come up with "they fight for our rights and freedoms, cops didn't, they just enforce the law that the vets secured for us..blah blah"
Anyways, everyone is going to vote how they want so I don't want to get into a big p*ssing contest on topix about it, but I'm sort of leaning more towards No for this, simply because they already get a lot of help and breaks in life. A man and wife working non-military jobs and paying for insurance out of pocket, while trying to send a kid to college has it a lot harder (financially) than a disabled vet. Just my personal opinion (which is what topix is for!)
Veterans do not receive all the kudos you speak of. It is based on their disability rating given by the Veterans Administration. In order for a child/spouse of a disabled Veteran to receive educational assistance from the State they must apply for it through their state and VA Administration. Not to mention alot of students apply and receive Financial Aid from Uncle Sam. Service Connected disabilities may still have co-pays depending on their household median income...therefore it isn't free.
When I joined the military, I planned on doing the complete 20 years, but was injured and only could complete 8. I will not lie, this election I will vote Yes for the same reason I served and my family has served. They served so we could have freedom that others take for granted.
As for people choosing No this election, that is your choice. If you believe a disabled veteran can support a household, I am here to say it can't be done. I am struggling every month to pay the mortgage in this slumping economy, buy groceries that seems to get more pricy and less in the package all while receiving what I am entitled to. So if you can do better please let me know how you are making it on a disability compensation check every month.
God Bless America.
Joan

Charlottesville, VA

#65 Oct 13, 2010
V N VET wrote:
Joan, you make me proud. thank you. maybe it wasn't for nothing.
Thanks. People make me so mad, throwing off on our veterans. They have no idea nor care what they have been through.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#66 Oct 13, 2010
Joan wrote:
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Thanks. People make me so mad, throwing off on our veterans. They have no idea nor care what they have been through.
Actually, I do respect them. However, unless they were drafted, they did it of their own freewill; they should knew they would have been in danger.

Now, I'm not going to be in this thread anymore. I can tell people have no idea what to say to me other than negative comments.

You guys need to learn this: a debate can't happen if you don't respect other's opinion.

Since: Jan 10

Alexandria, VA

#67 Oct 13, 2010
Petsound wrote:
I don't kiss veteran's asses. Once they're retired from the military, they're normal citizens.
What a Putz! And ignorant besides!

You do know that when you retire at 20 you are still subject to recall by Executive Order do you not? Congress is not required to approve... After 25 years Congress has to approve the recall. Also retired officers hold their commissions for life also...

“low tolerance for stupid”

Since: Apr 08

Hampton VA

#68 Oct 13, 2010
Go Red 2012 wrote:
No.
So you are in favor of cutting taxes but only your not tax cuts that help other people at or below your income level.

Since: Jan 10

Alexandria, VA

#69 Oct 13, 2010
Petsound wrote:
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Actually, I do respect them. However, unless they were drafted, they did it of their own freewill; they should knew they would have been in danger.
Now, I'm not going to be in this thread anymore. I can tell people have no idea what to say to me other than negative comments.
You guys need to learn this: a debate can't happen if you don't respect other's opinion.
Unless you are a flaming troll! i doubt you would express yourself so undiplomatically (kiss the veteran's ass?) if you were standing in front of us rather than being an Internet coward!
Joan

Charlottesville, VA

#70 Oct 13, 2010
Petsound wrote:
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Actually, I do respect them. However, unless they were drafted, they did it of their own freewill; they should knew they would have been in danger.
Now, I'm not going to be in this thread anymore. I can tell people have no idea what to say to me other than negative comments.
You guys need to learn this: a debate can't happen if you don't respect other's opinion.
Hit and run huh? Thank God for veterans who are drafted or who enlist. If not for them these wars would be fought on our own land. Vote for the VA Property Tax Exemption for Veterans, they deserve it!

Since: May 10

Rooted in Reality

#71 Oct 13, 2010
Petsound wrote:
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Actually, I do respect them. However, unless they were drafted, they did it of their own freewill; they should knew they would have been in danger.
Now, I'm not going to be in this thread anymore. I can tell people have no idea what to say to me other than negative comments.
You guys need to learn this: a debate can't happen if you don't respect other's opinion.
I respect your opinion and I will pray for you. I pray you are run over by a bus while driving, of you own choice mind you, and are rendered paralyzed from the neck down. Then people will have the same opinion of you and will treat you in the same manner as you do them. Why are you so angry? Did the teacher write on your report card that you don't play well with others or what?
NARZTRANSPLANT

Greenville, SC

#72 Oct 13, 2010
Petsound wrote:
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You're calling me a dummy for my belief? That's an unintelligent way to argue, and you deserve to have your IP banned. I'm sick of people like you.
I don't believe anyone OUT of the military, disabled or not, should get their taxes exempted. If you're inactive, to me, that's OUT.
You are an idiot. One of those people who have never served. They wanted to but let me guess...your feet were flat?(universal excuse) Service connected means that they were hurt serving their country. It most times means that the military screwed them up by almost killing them. We let Jessie Jackson and the rainbow coalition be tax exempt....hell yea exempt disabled vets. The ACLU is tax exempt, ACORN is exempt, letting trash like these be exempt i dont see how you could say no. Petsound, maybe if you were to show a little respect one of these local great men would let you carry their medals,,,There are a lot of great men buried all around the world just where you can feel this way. I would be willing to bet if there were something in it for you or one of your family members, you would feel differently.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#73 Oct 13, 2010
Whatever, guys. If you were all in the same room, I would say the same stuff to your faces; make no mistake about that. You wanna hurt me for my opinion? Half of you are probably fat slobs, the other half anti-social prunes.

Yeah, I pray you guys make it into heaven an hours before the devil realizes you're dead.
Ben Dover

Annandale, VA

#74 Oct 13, 2010
I thought you said you weren't going to be in this thread anymore!

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#75 Oct 13, 2010
Whatever happened to personal responsibility and equal treatment under the law?

Our tax system continues to be riddled by exemptions and deductions for select groups.

This proposal is yet another example of the continued manipulation of the tax code for political purposes.

If you look hard enough at anyone's circumstances you can eventually come up for a reason for a tax break/exemption/deduction etc. for everyone.

It has to stop sometime.

Has it occurred to anyone posting here besides me that maybe what needs to be on the ballot is not yet another special-interest tax break, but a mandate for a simplified tax code?

I am convinced that if all the deductions were tossed out in favor of a simplified code with lower rates, revenues would rise, all this rancor would stop, and the amount of energy we keep spending discussing how much of OUR money we do/don't have taken from us by government at all levels would be better spent on more productive pursuits.

But I digress.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#76 Oct 13, 2010
Ben Dover wrote:
I thought you said you weren't going to be in this thread anymore!
And you cowards decided to attack me for my OPINION. How would you guys like to be bombarded for expressing yourselves?
Ben Dover

Annandale, VA

#77 Oct 13, 2010
Petsound wrote:
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And you cowards decided to attack me for my OPINION. How would you guys like to be bombarded for expressing yourselves?
Suck it up.

“Internet Famous”

Since: Jun 09

Chicago, IL

#78 Oct 13, 2010
Petsound wrote:
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And you cowards decided to attack me for my OPINION. How would you guys like to be bombarded for expressing yourselves?
You're "bombarded" for your ignorance and disrespect. Not your opinions.
VETNAM 2

Annandale, VA

#79 Oct 13, 2010
Petsound wrote:
Whatever, guys. If you were all in the same room, I would say the same stuff to your faces; make no mistake about that. You wanna hurt me for my opinion? Half of you are probably fat slobs, the other half anti-social prunes.
Yeah, I pray you guys make it into heaven an hours before the devil realizes you're dead.
Petscrounge.....

From your last sentence (and I hope it's your last in this forum), I pray you're not telling me you're of Irish descent.

As for being in the same room, I'll be passing thru Flowery Branch, Atlanta, and Marietta in the next five or six weeks. Maybe you can buy me a beer while I kick your ideas around the room.
happy

Keen Mountain, VA

#80 Oct 13, 2010
Yes, our veterans took care of us. Now we need to
take care of them.

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