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The Secret Revolution in North Dakota

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North Dakota citizens may abolish property taxes, allowing them more control over government spending.  Nearly 30,000 signatures were collected to place the people's initiative on the ballot in June, 2012 that would constitutionally abolish all property taxes in North Dakota. 

This landmark measure supports property rights, small government and freedom advocates around the country. 

If the initiative is successful, North Dakota will be the first state to abolish all property taxes, both state and local, and will provide a model for the other states to do the same.  North Dakota may be the first state to kick off the property rights revolution!

Since 1978 the state legislature has amended, altered or "reformed" property tax 134 times.

This tells us that the tax cannot be fixed.

Legislation to abolish property tax was introduced in the 2009 legislative session.  The bill was defeated.  There was even an attempt to turn the bill into a study to investigate the issue and that even failed.

Since the initiative qualified for the ballot, several city and county groups have come out in opposition to the measure, in direct violation of state law.  The hysteria coming from government leaders include threats that this will be the end of public education, fire and police protection will be terminated, and there will be no more roads (remember that roads are funded through the gas tax).

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Comment by Ken Valentine
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 Deja-vu all over again.

In 1978 there was an initiative on the California ballot to LOWER property taxes -- Prop 13. The politico's tore their hair and predicted the same things that North Dakota politico's are predicting:

"The hysteria coming from government leaders include threats that this will be the end of public education, fire and police protection will be terminated, ..."

Califnordia politicians also predicted/ threatened to close libraries, and laying off 100,000 government workers.

Well, Prop 13 passed, and two years later there were an estimated 200,000 new jobs created -- because people had more money in their pockets -- and the income taxes all those new jobs generated allowed the various governments within the State to hire another 50,000 government workers.

Not that more government workers should have been hired, but you get my drift: If more government workers had NOT been hired, taxes could have been lowered even more, which in turn would have generated even more jobs in the productive sector -- snowball effect.

A GOOD snowball effect.

 


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