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Author Topic: NH Voters are New and Blue  (Read 14210 times)

WendellBerry

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Re: NH Voters are New and Blue
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2008, 08:38:29 am »

If they can be shown another way of funding these things w/o a sales/income tax, that would be good.  I thought the system in NH of property tax going to these things was working, cause it's such a small state.  Is it not working??   

A simple reform of the property tax system would put it more fundamentally inline with libertarianism's principled tenet and be a good transitional strategy.

Simply call for the shifting of taxation off of buildings, which is a tax on the labor of the landowner, to the locational value, which is created by the location's proximity to the labor and services of other community members, so it is socially - not individually created by definition.

The added benefit will be that it will encourage urban locations to be used much more intensively which will win major kudos for the left/environmentalists criticism of sprawl.
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Re: NH Voters are New and Blue
« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2008, 12:15:06 pm »

Simply call for the shifting of taxation off of buildings, which is a tax on the labor of the landowner, to the locational value, which is created by the location's proximity to the labor and services of other community members, so it is socially - not individually created by definition.

Either way, you're still taking money from someone. In this case though, the taxpayer has no way of determining any part of the tax levied against him. Some people owning property would be ousted from their property merely because, as an area grows, they are not wealthy enough to pay their rising taxes.

The added benefit will be that it will encourage urban locations to be used much more intensively which will win major kudos for the left/environmentalists criticism of sprawl.

Environmentalists may criticize sprawl. Then again, it's not their property. ;)
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Re: NH Voters are New and Blue
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2008, 01:16:20 pm »

Sprawl has it's place. Only thing is, from what I understand, sprawl is often created from the existence of zoning laws.
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WendellBerry

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Re: NH Voters are New and Blue
« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2008, 11:39:54 pm »

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Either way, you're still taking money from someone...Some people owning property would be ousted from their property merely because, as an area grows, they are not wealthy enough to pay their rising taxes

Simply require the full tax be required when the title passes hands. Therefore the money you are taking away is not via the labor of the landowner.


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Re: NH Voters are New and Blue
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2008, 12:42:59 pm »

Sprawl has it's place. Only thing is, from what I understand, sprawl is often created from the existence of zoning laws.

I've done quite a bit of study on this issue.  Urban sprawl is made worse by something called Smart Growth (aka growth management, land management, etc), and is taken from Soviet style urban planning policies.  Despite disasterous results, 14 state legislatures have enacted this, while dozens of municipalities and universities have implimented it--with the same negative results.
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