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Old 01-16-2009, 12:04 PM
 
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geoof2v...we're talking about SCHOOLS here. Stay on topic please. I have no beef with road taxes or paying for police/fire, etc.....
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Cary
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"public, inclusive education available for all children"

Exactly my point. The majority of which should be paid for through tuition and taxes paid by parents who choose to have children.
No, I think you missed my point. And why should the government incentivize childlessness by levying what amounts to a childbirth tax on new parents? Government is in the business of encouraging, not discouraging, the creation of new taxpayers.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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I don't think it is Incentivizing childlessness......its simply saying that if you CHOOSE to have children, 1, 2, or 10, you should pay YOUR SHARE of educating them.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I don't see how this is specific to the Triangle. Maybe there is another forum you can discuss population control and taxes.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:18 PM
 
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"I don't see how this is specific to the Triangle. Maybe there is another forum you can discuss population control and taxes."

1) Because I live in the Triangle and 2) because people discuss all kinds of topics on this forum. And finally, this is NOT about population control.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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geoof2v...we're talking about SCHOOLS here. Stay on topic please. I have no beef with road taxes or paying for police/fire, etc.....
You think the topic is schools, I think the topic is government services that benefit only some people that everyone has to pay for.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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I respectfully disagree. And the topic IS schools. The separate line items on your tax bill...Wake County Schools -Operating, Wake County Schools - Capital, Wake Tech Community College.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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You think the topic is schools, I think the topic is government services that benefit only some people that everyone has to pay for.
I think geoff is right.
The umbrella of services and how it is funded is a knotty question.
Separating school expenses from government spending with proposition of user fees only for schools can't logically be done.

And, how much of school funding comes from state income tax?
Should a childless renter have to pay income tax to put someone's kid into school?
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:53 PM
 
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It absolutely can be logically done. School systems have budgets. They have tuition rolls to determine how many children per household attend school.

Should a childless renter have to pay income tax to put someone's kid into school?

Good question....
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Ideally, I see a very broad public benefit in good education, and good training.
I would rather cough up a few bucks then see the neighbors determine that a couple of kids would do without schooling.

But, you can sure have some serious fun telling folks, with a straight face, that schools should be funded through user fees.
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It absolutely can be logically done. School systems have budgets. They have tuition rolls to determine how many children per household attend school.

Should a childless renter have to pay income tax to put someone's kid into school?

Good question....
I gotta give you credit for mastering that "straight face" thing and having fun with it.
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