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South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Court challenge could derail portability provision

Whats going on with the citizen initiative anyways?  (Feb 4, 2008 | post #244)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Court challenge could derail portability provision

I agree. Everyone should look at the tax collectors website and see what the houses around them are paying. My parents are one of the savers. Obviously I dont wish any more money out of their pocket, but at the same time it is just not fair for the new home owners etc to have to carry the burden.  (Feb 4, 2008 | post #197)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Court challenge could derail portability provision

I would like to buy my first home and in no way am I asking for hand outs. But again, im not going to retype every point that has already been made. The system is not fair. Just because you bought 50 years ago doesnt mean you should be pay lower taxes. There has to be a fair system out there and there needs to be better public oversight over govt spending on all levels.  (Feb 4, 2008 | post #156)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Court challenge could derail portability provision

I dont claim to have the answers (or numbers) for any solution but I do know that the current system is unfair. Im sure some state is doing it fairly, we should find it and improve on their system. But hey, that would make too much sense. We dont want to do something like that. Id also like to see some people challenge the spending of the state and local govts.  (Feb 4, 2008 | post #93)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Court challenge could derail portability provision

We arent talking house prices here. They are the only thing dropping like a rock. Dont worry, I will end up buying a house for 90's prices because the market continues to swirl the toilet bowl.  (Feb 4, 2008 | post #73)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Court challenge could derail portability provision

Really? I dont own a house. Where is the application for a $500/yr tax bill and my ability to move to another house with that bill? Tell me please. Please enlighten me (someone who WANTS to buy a house) how I can benefit from this? You must be blind. Only the SOH tax shelter dwellers benefit from this while you shift the entire tax burden on people from out of state and new buyers.  (Feb 4, 2008 | post #60)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Court challenge could derail portability provision

In my opinion it could only help people trying to upgrade. If you want to downgrade, then get a cheaper house with lower taxes. Portability is BS and this whole SOH thing created a separate class of citizens which is not fair. But then again, the people here are the most selfish people I have ever seen and I dont see them voting for anything fair because it would mean a small increase for them while everyone else gets the relief they need. Greedy selfish people. I like the idea of eliminating all property taxes and raise the sales tax.  (Feb 4, 2008 | post #57)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Court challenge could derail portability provision

Its funny how all the long time SOH'ers will hold on dearly to life of this unfair tax structure. The RE market WILL NOT rebound until first time homeowners are given a break. Even after that its still not fair for someone to have to pay 6000 in taxes while their neighbor pays 500. I dont care what reason you try to give. Portability is unfair and maybe you think its going to help you out but all you SOH'ers can only swap homes once. I hope your new house sinks into the ground and you have to move again... this time with no tax savings. What you people dont understand is that everyone (except log time SOH'ers) wants a fair and equal system. No one wants to raise the taxes of those who have it at 500 to 6000, but Id like to see a study done on what the effects of a fair system would do. Either way, these unfair laws will be over turned and everyone will pay for Florida's voter stupidity, but hey thats happened before (look at "W").  (Feb 4, 2008 | post #49)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Will actions revive Florida's economy?

Same situation here. Let the people with questionable loans and high prices take it and shove it. Hey we can probably get houses for under 200k yep!  (Jan 31, 2008 | post #61)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Will actions revive Florida's economy?

No, I can reed. It just doesnt bother me. Now quit crying and go somewhere else. If your that offended, your probably here illegally.  (Jan 31, 2008 | post #36)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Will actions revive Florida's economy?

Nothing. They wont learn English. They dont contribute to society in any way. They scam the government by taking handouts and not paying any taxes because they get paid under the table at any job they get. Then they go to publix with their food stamps in the Lexus they just bought. Im very worried about the next president. We need someone who is going to round these people up and ship them home, no questions asked. Like someone mentioned, the govt should pay $1000 for every illegal turned in to them (and I mean paying citizens to literally restrain these people and haul them to INS for deportation). I bet the thought of this program would make most of them leave because Im sure there are plenty of Texas rednecks willing to collect on bounties for illegals. Hopefully the ACLU wont get in the way of my plan, those communists.  (Jan 31, 2008 | post #26)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Will actions revive Florida's economy?

Dont forget that the idiot voters here also got Bush in office. Im sure some of them are still proud to this day of the president with a 29% approval rating.  (Jan 31, 2008 | post #24)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Will actions revive Florida's economy?

Not to wish bad things on any individual person, but these kinds of stories are everywhere and they make me feel good. You are very right when you said that people are GREEDY! They want to make hundreds of thousands off of the next guy because of shows like "flip this house". Yes, a lot of people made money off of actually fixing up and bad house and selling it, and hey if the people paid for it fine. But this is 2008. MEMO: the housing boom is over, stop your greed! Lower your price or let the bank take it. The banks are greedy too. They want to keep the prices high. Well that will eventually change as the banks cant hold a property forever. Im 26 and ive lived in Miami my whole life. I have to say that this place has the rudest and corrput people. Everything is too expensive because of greed and people cheating whatever system they can. And now we have the idiots who voted yes for the worthless tax amendment which will help no one besides the people which are in a good situation already. Yes, I know some of you will come in here talking the "oh I need to down size" and all that, but its BS. Now only the SOH elite can swap houses with each other. Like others have said, the amendment does nothing for new homeowners (which I would like to be) which would probably stop the slump but not turn it around. And then we have the hand outs from the fed. They should be looking into why ExxonMobil has record profits year after year and fix the price of gasoline. That would be real relief.  (Jan 31, 2008 | post #23)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Gov. Crist helps rally support for Florida property tax plan

I voted NO to this crap already. I dont own a house and think portability is crap and not fair. Just because I am young and not already in the housing market, I have nothing to take with me. They need to do better.  (Jan 29, 2008 | post #11)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Say goodbye to touch-screen voting in Florida

Lets see... this statement is enough for me to NOT vote for him. Anyone who supports the idiot we have right now can leave DC with him. Vote Ron Paul.  (Jan 29, 2008 | post #27)

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