State Tax Commissioner Cory Fong just released a report saying that property taxes will rise 110 percent during the next 10 years. I believe that estimate is conservative.
Making an announcement such as this when pulling out all of the stops to save property tax from being abolished by Measure 2 hands us a victory. The opposition saying Measure 2 supporters want to cut Highway Patrol spending proves they can’t even lie decently.
They have no intention of controlling spending at any level of government.
Since 2001 through 2013, state government has increased spending more than five times the rate of inflation. Be rest assured it will continue.
We are taking in almost $5 million per day into state coffers and liberals in both parties can’t wait to spend all of it. There is no need to raise any tax to replace property tax.
They have no intention of fixing property taxes. Our Legislature allocated money to lower property tax mill levies only to assess property at much higher valuation and taxes went up. That’s their idea of property tax reform.
North Dakota’s four largest cities granted $810 million in tax abatements to big businesses and building contractors from their tax rolls requiring individual taxpayers to make up the difference. Is that fair?
Think about our children and grandchildren. By the time they are adults they won’t even be able to afford their own homes as they won’t be able to pay the taxes.
There is only one cure for property taxes, abolish them! Abolish a Mafia-type tax that is regressive, unfair and unworkable.
Vote “yes” on Measure 2 to abolish property taxes insuring a brighter future for our state and for our children and grandchildren.
Ralph Muecke, Gladstone