Editor, The Beacon:
Is property tax being used as a form of income tax? Yes! Do you feel represented in taxation? No!
Twelve thousand Volusia County property-tax certificates sold on May 31 represent 12,000 tragedies and broken dreams (swells close to 500,000 statewide).
The U.S. Constitution says elected reps are supposed to pursue the voters’ interests, not “decide what’s best for us without our consent.” In fact, each and every tax issue should be voted on by the voters or property owners in question.
The Revolutionary War of 1776 was sparked by the government (British) taxing patriots without any approval from those same patriots. Today, we have a system in which the voters are once again left out of the picture for taxes. This is not constitutional. This country belongs to legal citizens, not the government. They work for us, not the other way around.
FYI: Vermont property tax is based partially on income, so that citizens cannot be driven off their ancestral lands. Genius idea for Florida, too. Maybe it’s time for Florida to look for better ways and waste a lot less.
Please call your rep and demand lower property taxes, lower auto- and home-insurance rates; if you don’t, you are part of the problem.
Jeff “Axtax” Davis