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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 06:46 PM
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3. That's a big part of it. Plus, sales tax is more regressive than property tax
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  -Florida Republicans favor elimination of property tax in favor of 3 cent increase in sales tax Herman Munster  Feb-20-07 06:38 PM   #0 
  - As a new Florida resident..  ForFuxakes   Feb-20-07 06:43 PM   #1 
  - As a former FL resident (for 17 years), I say it sucks. Big time.  karlrschneider   Feb-20-07 07:54 PM   #38 
  - Great, tax the poor for what they need to live. Exempt the rich.  SharonAnn   Feb-20-07 10:18 PM   #50 
     - Ding ding ding we have a winner!  lukasahero   Feb-21-07 10:10 AM   #55 
  - Explain something to me.  The Backlash Cometh   Feb-20-07 06:45 PM   #2 
  - That's a big part of it. Plus, sales tax is more regressive than property tax  ComerPerro   Feb-20-07 06:46 PM   #3 
  - Self delete  ForFuxakes   Feb-20-07 06:48 PM   #5 
  - Yes I suppose that is true...  ForFuxakes   Feb-20-07 06:49 PM   # 
  - self-delete  ForFuxakes   Feb-20-07 06:49 PM   #6 
  - no  Herman Munster   Feb-20-07 06:51 PM   #7 
  - Yes, that's what I said.  The Backlash Cometh   Feb-20-07 06:53 PM   #9 
  - Interesting. In Oklahoma, you have to pay property tax on your  Tess49   Feb-20-07 07:38 PM   #33 
  - tax-free??? i don't think so...  QuestionAll   Feb-20-07 10:15 PM   #49 
  - The exemption does not eliminate the tax  tkmorris   Feb-20-07 07:15 PM   #22 
  - the exemption amount is almost trivial now  Herman Munster   Feb-20-07 07:20 PM   #23 
     - Perhaps, but  tkmorris   Feb-20-07 07:28 PM   #27 
        - the sales tax proposal solves that  Herman Munster   Feb-20-07 07:31 PM   #28 
        - Yes it does, wasn't arguing otherwise  tkmorris   Feb-20-07 07:40 PM   #35 
        - The primary residence should be protected, but I have a big problem  The Backlash Cometh   Feb-20-07 07:33 PM   #30 
           - I agree  tkmorris   Feb-20-07 07:44 PM   #36 
  - Homestead exemptions are for primary residence only,  soup   Feb-20-07 07:21 PM   #24 
  - The brilliant commissioners in my old homeplace are pushing for homestead to begin on the 2nd 25,000  JCMach1   Feb-20-07 09:14 PM   #45 
  - Bingo.... Sales Tax hurts the poor far more.... especially in an environment  JCMach1   Feb-20-07 09:11 PM   #44 
  - This Would Screw Over Lesser Income People  Crisco   Feb-20-07 06:47 PM   #4 
  - it's not that simple  Herman Munster   Feb-20-07 06:54 PM   #10 
     - property taxes are not want prevent minimum wage earners  salin   Feb-20-07 09:25 PM   #46 
     - Then eliminate the taxes on the primary home.  The Backlash Cometh   Feb-21-07 08:04 AM   #52 
  - Sounds ok to me...  piedmont   Feb-20-07 06:52 PM   #8 
  - I don't have time to get into this, but I'm against this...  FormerRushFan   Feb-20-07 06:54 PM   #11 
  - Well...  ForFuxakes   Feb-20-07 06:57 PM   #13 
     - Fair enough re: tourism. Still the poor will pay more tax. n/t  FormerRushFan   Feb-20-07 06:59 PM   #14 
  - As a Floridian...  rsr1771   Feb-20-07 06:55 PM   #12 
  - You can move to Ohio and pay the following:  mtnester   Feb-20-07 07:35 PM   #31 
  - But, consider also, basics like utilities -  soup   Feb-20-07 08:19 PM   #41 
  - I pay 3-4x that on a house valued similarly in Texas. nt  moc   Feb-21-07 10:08 AM   #54 
  - Let me see: in NJ - $4k/yr on a $100k house, AND WE HAVE AN INCOME TAX TOO. Boo, hoo for you! n/t  FormerRushFan   Feb-21-07 11:35 AM   #58 
  - the nice thing about sales tax  Herman Munster   Feb-20-07 06:59 PM   #15 
  - The nasty thing about sales tax is that it's regressive  depakid   Feb-20-07 07:25 PM   #25 
  - maybe so  Herman Munster   Feb-20-07 07:27 PM   #26 
  - And worst of all, you have no control over how much you'll pay  piedmont   Feb-20-07 07:32 PM   #29 
  - Somehow I doubt poor people in South Florida are going to  depakid   Feb-20-07 08:00 PM   #40 
  - Bingo ...  Kickin_Donkey   Feb-20-07 08:54 PM   #43 
  - That's the bad thing about it  YankmeCrankme   Feb-20-07 08:29 PM   #42 
  - I think they should eliminate property and sales taxes, but should have an income tax...  originalpckelly   Feb-20-07 07:04 PM   #16 
  - never going to happen in a state like florida  Herman Munster   Feb-20-07 07:07 PM   #17 
  - Actually, I believe in a truncated income tax, one that would exempt certain categories...  originalpckelly   Feb-20-07 07:40 PM   #34 
  - Don't you people know that the rich own MUCH, MUCH, *MUCH* MORE property than YOU do????  FormerRushFan   Feb-20-07 07:13 PM   #20 
     - Do you own your home outright?  originalpckelly   Feb-20-07 07:37 PM   #32 
        - I didn't know Florida didn't have an INCOME tax...  FormerRushFan   Feb-20-07 10:48 PM   #51 
  - this is a heavily regressive idea  flyingfysh   Feb-20-07 07:07 PM   #18 
  - Well, you're partly right. The truth is that both property taxes and sales taxes...  originalpckelly   Feb-20-07 07:56 PM   #39 
  - I know property taxes are incredibly high in Florida  Geek_Girl   Feb-20-07 07:13 PM   #19 
  - Actually--compared to other states, Florida is not that bad.  trumad   Feb-20-07 07:50 PM   #37 
     - Wrong-- it depends on WHERE you live in Florida. In the rich areas of the state and that includes  AikidoSoul   Feb-20-07 10:13 PM   #48 
  - 9.1.1 - Please Hold. All Operators Are Busy  iamjoy   Feb-20-07 07:14 PM   #21 
  - Bad fucking idea. Regressive, Republican and Disgusting -- put burden on backs of poor  AikidoSoul   Feb-20-07 10:10 PM   #47 
  - If they exempt food, utilities, rents  JoseNarof   Feb-21-07 10:06 AM   #53 
  - Well that's a lose/lose situation for some.  RC Quake   Feb-21-07 10:20 AM   #56 
  - It's not just bad for the residents. Tourism is Florida's #1 industry  Norquist Nemesis   Feb-21-07 10:23 AM   #57 

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