Voters strike down tax proposal

Voters strike down tax proposal

There are 4 comments on the The Asheville Citizen-Times story from Aug 30, 2008, titled Voters strike down tax proposal. In it, The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Comments on Topix forums : HAYESVILLE Clay County voters Friday overwhelmingly rejected a tax on real estate sales.

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Christopher Braun

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#1 Aug 30, 2008
Real Estate Transfer Tax Defeated: What a bad idea it was to try to tax people when they have to move away from this lovely area, in order to support schools for the children of people who are staying. Let those of us who stay pay for the schools. We who live here will reap the benefits of the effect improved schools always have on real estate prices, not those who are moving away.
There was no exception for seniors, a very large percentage of the population. I am glad it was defeated. People will ultimately not support unfairness in any form.
Christopher Braun
Hayesville, NC
retiredlawman

Brevard, NC

#2 Aug 31, 2008
Anyone who proposes any fee increase or new tax should be tried, convicted, and then stood against a wall and shot. No blindfold. No last cigarette.

Since: Aug 07

Hickory, NC

#3 Aug 31, 2008
With inflation upon us, we don't need any new taxes to further burden us, at any level.
native to Hayesville

United States

#4 Sep 19, 2008
I realize that some people were against the "Home Tax". But I also feel as though those people weren't considereing the bigger picture. The school will be built, it only is a matter of paying for it. This wasn't a new tax for the seller the issue was an increase. Besides that it's rolled into their closing costs, which basically means the buyer is paying for it. All this talk about the older people in this county being taxed on their home is a bunch of BS. The only way they would have been taxed extra is if they sold their home. As someone who sees the land transactions on a regualar basis, let me say, that it's not the locals that are buying and selling so much as it's the move ins. The people who move into our county, inflate values, and then reap the profit and all the benefits of our town including a great school. A school that is so overcrowded that we have to put children in trailers. Now we may be country but we aren't trash and our children deserve better. Since this tax didn't pass, EVERYONE will be getting higher real estate property taxes and more than likely a higher sales tax at the local stores. So the older couple who has a 300k house on the lake with a big retirement check will have to pay along with the older couple who owns a 30k home and draws 400 a month in social security. Who do you think it will hurt the most?? So next time you go into your local tax office and are gripping about paying real estate taxes, pat yourself on the back, you did a good job, because you stuck it to yourself!!

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