Just say no to higher property taxes on August 5th!

Come August 5th just say no to higher property taxes! Springfield township is dumping on homeowners a proposed 7.9 mill tax. Governor Kasich is tax shifting the state burden onto the local homeowner.
Policy changes shift tax burden to homeowners and farmers
Homeowners and farmers paying 70% of property taxes
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/06/15/policy-changes-...
Quote from article:
"Ohio homeowners and farmers are paying more in property taxes these days, but not just because schools have been asking for more money.
Policy changes over the years that have reduced the property taxes paid by Ohio businesses might give the state a friendlier tax code for employers. But the series of revisions has had another effect: a dramatic shift in who is paying the local taxes that fund Ohio schools.
And it’s going to get worse."
(MORE) http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/06/15/policy-changes-...

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Vote no on higher taxes

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Vote no on the Springfield Levy, much of that money would end up in teacher hands anyhow and as mrignorant pointed out why should everyone else in the state pay for what happens in Springfield.

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Sandi Lemmon a former teacher agrees that you should vote no on the levy http://www.wspd.com/media/podcast-fred-lefebvre-podcasts-Fred/723-sandi-...

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Mrentertainless gets it wrong again! Across the country our so-called state representatives are being lobbied by wealthy groups such as ALEC to shift the tax burden away from them and by default to the homeowner.

ALEC Tax and Budget Proposals Would Hurt Economy
http://feaweb.org/alec-tax-and-budget-proposals-would-hurt-economy
Quote from article:
"Numerous Governors and state legislature are considering or have recently enacted, sweeping tax and budget proposals that follow recommendations of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), with potentially adverse consequences for middle- and lower-income families, individuals, and communities across the country.
These policies would cut taxes deeply for wealthy individuals, investors, and corporations; shift tax burdens substantially from well-to-do to middle- and low-income households; and impose strict constitutional or legal limits on revenues or spending that would severely limit states’ ability to provide adequate funds for education, health care, and other priorities, and impair state economic growth."

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The Springfield school board needs join together with other school districts an hire a state lobbyist to fight these tax shift schemes. Seniors and farmers cannot withstand increased tax burdens while the fabulously wealthy lie and cheat out of their fair share of the tax burden.

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I have made it a habit to vote against any levy. I do so knowing that I can handle my money better than any level of government can.

Why is a non working Michigan resident so set upon telling working residents living in another state how to vote?

That is the best question ever. Can't wait to see the answer.

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Unlike the homeless radio host I own property in other states affected by tax shifting politicians. To campaign targeting local property owner as the sole source of funding schools is to ignore tax history. Don't be a sucker vote NO!

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Billy why are you so concerned about where I live? I see your concern posted elsewhere under the name James Matuszak. James as a freelance writer for business you should know about ALEC and the Koch Brothers spending millions to influence state politicians to cut their taxes while shifting the burden to you and me. Don't believe everything Investor's Daily or the Wall Street Journal says.

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asks the man who has spent time looking up my information in county records and posting it here. too funny, and way more than hypocritical.

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Says the guy concerned about who people are and where they live.

Why don't you post another address of someone who doesn't post here again? LOL

MikeyA

Makes perfect sense. Big businesses can always negotiate a property-tax abatement by merely threatening to move. So they really don't care much about those taxes. They've already done an incredible job of filling the tax law with loopholes so they can wriggle out of a lot of income and capital-gains taxes.

I see a lot of 1120S and Schedule C/E filings for individuals and corporations, and I've gotta tell you, there's a LOT of cheating going on. Not even loophole-exploitation; outright cheating. When will Americans wise up and implement a simple tax system?

State legislatures and the U.S. Congress have a disproportionately high number of attorneys as members. They are lobbied by corporations EVERY DAY! I had a friend who was a state representative back in the early 1970s. Even back then, he told me that he wouldn't have to pay for one meal he ate every day he was in Columbus, if he went to breakfast, lunch, and dinner every time he was invited to do so by a lobbyist. Put that influence peddling and attorneys together and what do we get? We get tax laws which are so complex only very wealthy individuals and giant corporations can afford to hire accountants and attorneys to allow them to use every loophole.
As far as compliance is concerned, I have seen studies which state that, with all of the tax cheating that goes on in America, we have the highest compliance rate in the world. Those who would be the biggest tax cheats don't have to cheat, because they write legislation with tax loopholes big enough to drive the proverbial truck through!
Having said that, you are correct. Many self-employed Americans, and/or many businesses big and small, cheat on their taxes.

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