Eliminate Florida's property taxes an...

Eliminate Florida's property taxes and raise sales tax

There are 31 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Nov 27, 2007, titled Eliminate Florida's property taxes and raise sales tax. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

In the debate about Florida property tax reform, the one item that seems to be missing from the equation is the cost of collecting property tax.

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DemLover

Seattle, WA

#21 Apr 27, 2008
miffed wrote:
the high taxes are wiping out our discretionary income. It is killing the private schools, as fewer parents can afford to send their kids after paying property taxes. with gas prices, food prices and taxes many are postponing or forgoing major purchases, like cars, tv's etc. this will drive the economy down in a spiral. the states will experience major shortfalls and will b forced to scale back drastically. Like it or not. it will have to because no one will be able to pay the taxes.
This is why people are leaving Florida. It's just too much already!
Karl Marx

AOL

#23 Feb 8, 2009
Eliminate all but the filthy rich!!! Property taxes shall never budge an inch, not over my dead body! If you can not afford to pay at least $5,000 a year for your home, then you belong in the street, no questions asked. You can't pay dearly, you are out on your ass!!! Tropical areas need to be restricted for kings and queens ONLY! If I were Governor of Florida, the state border would be lined with a big wall and all roads in and out would be gated with heavy duty gates and there would be a $1,500 fee to enter the state. Aircraft would be banned from flying over the state, all tax exemptions would be removed and all residents living in Florida would be charged no less than $100,000 a year in property taxes. "Delinquent" property taxes would be no more, property taxes would be due in full by November 15th at 6 pm of every year, and anyone who was even one minute, or even 30 seconds late in paying the full tax would be immediately evicted, no questions asked. Also, anyone who tried to protest the Property Tax would face 50 years to life in prison. There would also be an income tax put into effect as well and it would be assessed the exact same way as the property tax; the amount of income tax you would have to pay would be determined by all other residents in your neighborhood and would be assessed by the highest income people in your neighborhood, and if you could not pay that tax, you would face up to 50 years imprisonment, no questions asked. Also, anyone found to have any type of disability would be immediately executed, no questions asked.
Citizen

AOL

#24 Mar 31, 2009
Want to eliminate property taxes? Let's do it!!! Here are a couple websites you will find helpful; http://election.dos.state.fl.us/initiatives/i...
and
http://www.floridaballotinitiative.com/FET/

As for you Karl Marx, by the way, your posts on this thread are vile and evil and totally cruel!!!
ExFloridian

Seattle, WA

#25 Apr 1, 2009
Insanely high property taxes and insurance are why so many people are leaving Florida! They have greatly contributed to the destruction of Florida's real estate market and construction industry. Maybe they can lower the taxes now since so many families with young kids are leaving, and the need for more schools and teachers is now rapidly declining.
Citizen

AOL

#26 Oct 7, 2009
miffed wrote:
<quoted text>The best thing about a consumption based tax is that they cannot become abusive. It puts the power directly in the hands of the taxpayers. We can cut the states budget anytime we want. If we don't buy the state gets no money and has no recourse. They cannot take your home, fine you or anything else for not spending.
Many times, I even like to ask; which do you prefer? An extremely high indirect tax, such as sales taxes, that are on a pay-as-you-purchase format, have no penalty for late payment, and puts the spending power in the consumer's hands, or the dreaded property tax that continues forever like rent and makes you only a drop in or loss of income away from homelessness? I prefer the high sales tax, for it is better to be poor with a roof over your head and at least some food on your table than to be homeless and either starving sick or eating out of filthy, disease ridden garbage cans.
basspig

Colchester, CT

#27 Mar 17, 2010
The elimination of property taxes would be a great start toward legalizing home ownership in Florida.

I've written extensively about the fraud of property 'ownership' in America. Read it and you will become angry as you learn that you've been sold an empty piece of paper, instead of the home that you THOUGHT you bought!

http://basspig.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/feuda...
Coon Hunter

Bradenton, FL

#28 Mar 19, 2010
soon to be wrote:
I agree with the sales tax to replace property tax, but only if we tax everything, food, etc, services,sales of stock,homes, etc. Not just on select items so everybody pays, this will be fair because the rich will pay more, including for the stock they pruchase,
As long as there are negros and government there will be exemptions.
LearnTheTruth

Yulee, FL

#29 Mar 21, 2010
Why has noone posted this link??

www.fairtax.org
Future resident

Willowbrook, IL

#30 Mar 30, 2010
basspig wrote:
The elimination of property taxes would be a great start toward legalizing home ownership in Florida.
I've written extensively about the fraud of property 'ownership' in America. Read it and you will become angry as you learn that you've been sold an empty piece of paper, instead of the home that you THOUGHT you bought!
http://basspig.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/feuda...
I was just about to post that exact same article to Topix.
Scubathreefifty

Sarasota, FL

#31 Oct 28, 2012
Fully agree to the elimination of Real Estate taxes. In Arkansas, we tried twice to do this and had it kiled by the State Supreme Court after it was going on the ballot. The teachers union sued on the basis of confusing language, which the Supreme Court upheld on a political basis, since it would have passed 60/40. The revenue neutral sales tax increase was 1.7%. I doubt that Florida would be much over a 2% increase. One of the elements in Arkanses was the elimination of all jobs related to appraisal and real estate tax collections in all 75 counties to help keep down the sales tax increase. Lets go Florida residents, lets start a petition drive, we have 2 years to get it done. Need 2 chairmen for each county...volunteers??
Scubathreefifty

Sarasota, FL

#32 Oct 28, 2012
Contact me if you are interested in furthering this acion [email protected]

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