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Old 11-06-2011, 09:17 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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This thread is 3 years old - and I enjoyed reading over it. However, it was written b/f the 2008 collapse and the housing bubble burst - and tens of thousands of folks lost their jobs . . .

I also noticed that a few posters misread the original post - wh/ was a facetious recitation of what ridiculous statements I was hearing from people who had moved here from very highly taxed areas - and evidently thought taxes are "never raised in the South." hee hee hee

Since I wrote the original post . . . my "hidden" taxes have gone up here in Charlotte - i.e. water and sewer . . . and the cost of gas has gone up (our gas tax is very high in this state) . . . and Duke power is fiddling around w/ a rate hike . . .

In the aftermath of the housing bubble's burst . . . some of my friends who had lost jobs here in Charlotte have found jobs in areas where they formerly lived - so have headed back for jobs, after assessing that housing costs were now more reasonable, taxes notwithstanding. They found that moving here for lower taxes and cheaper housing wasn't much of a solution when they couldn't replace their jobs . . .

It was interesting reading thru/ this thread since it was posted prior to the "economic bust" wh/ occurred later that year . . . but I don't really think state/county/city tax issues are at the forefront of people's minds to the extent that replacing jobs is today.
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Naples, FL
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Florida has to have high property taxes to pay for all the police because of all the illegals. The state is a toilet, and I can't wait to leave, anywhere!!
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:56 AM
 
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Simply put....to improve schools, roads, and public services....money is needed. With the population increasing all these services need to be improved ( a few of them are seriously lagging behind the times). Taxes obviously will go up. They still aren't close to NYC. I just hope that the politicians are fiscally responsible with the increased monies and it goes back into the community and not wasted on ridiculous crap or into the pockets of their backers like NYC

Poster is right. Increased population means higher taxes to provide educational, transportation and public services because of immigration.

Demographics of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"... Hispanic and Latino Americans accounted for 48% of the national population growth of 2.9 million between July 1, 2005, and July 1, 2006.[SIZE=3][/SIZE]Immigrants and their U.S.-born descendants are expected to provide most of the U.S. population gains in the decades ahead...."

"The total fertility rate in the United States estimated for 2012 is 1.88 children per woman,[SIZE=3][/SIZE]which is below the replacement fertility rate of approximately 2.1."
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Wow! Talk about bringing an old thread back to life.

But taxes are still going up and it won't stop. Got to have all that fancy stuff.
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Old 05-30-2017, 02:16 PM
 
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I'd like to fire this thread up again!!! Most posters are saying the town needs more revenue with the increase in population. Are all the towns across this country that are losing population lowering their taxes? I doubt it.
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Old 05-30-2017, 02:28 PM
 
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I'd like to fire this thread up again!!! Most posters are saying the town needs more revenue with the increase in population. Are all the towns across this country that are losing population lowering their taxes? I doubt it.
If you build an infrastructure to support 500,000 people, but your population drops to 250,000 people, the fixed costs of many public expenses still exists and doesn't go away.

Let's break it down to a park: If there is a neighborhood park with 50 houses around it and 25 houses become abandoned, you have 25 houses now to tax to fund the park compared to 50. The costs of watering the grass, police patrolling the park, repairing the playground, trimming trees still exists... but you have less people to spread the tax over. That is the issue in cities that were built for X amount of people but now have X - 15% people living there in 2017.
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Old 05-30-2017, 02:39 PM
 
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If you build an infrastructure to support 500,000 people, but your population drops to 250,000 people, the fixed costs of many public expenses still exists and doesn't go away.

Let's break it down to a park: If there is a neighborhood park with 50 houses around it and 25 houses become abandoned, you have 25 houses now to tax to fund the park compared to 50. The costs of watering the grass, police patrolling the park, repairing the playground, trimming trees still exists... but you have less people to spread the tax over. That is the issue in cities that were built for X amount of people but now have X - 15% people living there in 2017.
good point. Poor Illinois, i guess they're leaving in droves
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Old 10-03-2018, 06:25 PM
 
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Don't understand why everyone is complaining. What news did I miss about taxes going up?

NC Triangle. My property taxes are basically 1%. What more can we ask for?
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Old 10-04-2018, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Davidson, NC
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Don't understand why everyone is complaining. What news did I miss about taxes going up?

NC Triangle. My property taxes are basically 1%. What more can we ask for?
Look at the date of the thread.
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:08 PM
 
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Yes your taxes go up to pay for roads and such, but where I'm at,not your state, most of my property taxes are school taxes. Really did into what your school district spends money on and you would be surprised Why they are high.I know, I work for a school district, no not a teacher, but a lowly wage slave.
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