"The granddaddy of property tax revolts is now underway in North Dakota.
The North Dakota group, Empower the Taxpayer writes "On June 12, 2012, the voters of North Dakota will have the opportunity to make North Dakota truly 'Legendary', as the first to pass a state constitutional amendment that will abolish the property tax, prioritize spending by the legislature, and finally give local governments something they never had: true local control over spending."
Public unions and proponents of big government are now involved in a major wave of fearmongering because North Dakota counties get about 60 percent of their revenue from property tax.
If the amendment passes, school districts will simply have to get funding from another source, or cut budgets."
It's "fearmongering" to point out that these great patriots are working to cut the budget for schools, police and firefighters by 60%; and it is perfectly responsible to tell them to get their funding from "another source," whatever the hell that might be.
"Backers of the measure say there's plenty of revenue to go around without property taxes. But local government officials say eliminating property tax would create chaos.
In the north central North Dakota small town of Carrington, population 2065, Mayor Don Frye wonders if businesses will build in his city if the snow isn't plowed, or the sewers don't work.
Those are just scare tactics, says Charles Tuttle. He's one of the organizers behind a measure to abolish property taxes."
Scare tactics. Don't worry, the cities can finance their sewers with bake sales or something. These people claim every day to be patriots, but they refuse the most basic responsibilities of a citizen. Their prime motivation in life is nothing but greed, and they don't give a God damned what kind of country they will leave their children and grandchildren, if only they can pay a couple of hundred dollars less in taxes. That is what their children and our country are really worth to them.