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View Poll Results: Should only property owners have the right to vote on issues of rising property taxes?
Yes 67 60.36%
no 41 36.94%
Other 2 1.80%
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas,Nevada
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Should only property owners have the right to vote on issues of rising property taxes?

simple question.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:15 AM
 
Location: USA (dying to live in Canada)
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I don't think anybody would want there property taxes increased no matter what....

You will in Las Vegas where cost of living is extremely cheap. I was there in March and was surprised finding rents for less than $300 a month, some even cheaper! You could work at McDonalds full-time and live well in Nevada.
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:21 AM
 
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Should only property owners have the right to vote on issues of rising property taxes?

simple question.

As a low income renter, I say no. FWIW, I almost always vote no in property taxes, although many people believe that renters vote for property taxes because it doesn't hit them directly.

Rental property is taxed at higher rates than owner-occupied homes in many states, which means that homeowners are voting for taxes on rental property that are not levied on their own homes.

In Michigan, there is an explicit "nonhomestead tax" which homeowners love to vote for since it literally costs them nothing. I always vote against this unfair tax and would never agree to give up that vote because I don't own property.
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:32 AM
 
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I rent, and always vote no on any increased spending or taxes. One thing I would like to see is for apartment complexes to put the estimated portion of the property tax that the renter is paying on their bill. I doubt that's currently legal, but that would put in the mind of some renters who are clueless how much they are paying the local gov't via property tax.
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:38 AM
 
Location: The Old Dominion
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The only way I know of to vote against higher property taxes is with your feet.
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Should only property owners have the right to vote on issues of rising property taxes?

simple question.
If they don't get you with property taxes, they'll get one way or another!

OK, let the property owners have the right to vote on issues of rising property taxes, but you can well-well-well-believe they'll have no say on rising sales taxes!

Property taxes are super low here in Las Vegas. We already have a half-percent sales tax going to fund the police and another 1/4 percentage increase in sales taxes on the way after 8/6, to fund more police! Try and stop that one!!!

Pick your poison!
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:40 AM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Property taxes also impact renters, something too many people don't get, including far too many renters. That, of course, is a problem, renters blithefully vote a property tax raise thinking it won't hurt them, just rich guys like their landlord.
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Va. Beach
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Should only property owners have the right to vote on issues of rising property taxes?

simple question.
Not really. Even those who don't own property are affected, since they rent, and their rent will go up accordingly.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:02 AM
 
Location: texas
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Should only property owners have the right to vote on issues of rising property taxes?

simple question.
Should only smokers vote on cigarette taxes, Auto ownes on fuel taxes?

One of the many problems with this notion is that Revenuers and property owners are using my tax dollars to have elections in which I am not privy too.

If you could devise an Issues Election system, in which only those effected can vote without using the general tax funds [or paying out of their own pocket for that priviledge] for those elections, I would be willing to listen and consider.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:26 AM
 
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They should be eliminated all together.
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