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North Dakota to vote on abolishing property tax

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MisterCreosote, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Any step that ultimately results in the recombining of the Dakotas is OK by me. That's what will happen once the teabaggers bankrupt both states.
  3. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Wait, so the bill doesn't specify spending cuts or some other way to account for the $800 million shortfall and people will consider voting for it? Yeesh.

    Hey, I'm all for lower taxes, but people really need to think before they jump.
  4. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    If local government lays off lots of unnecessary people as a result, then job well done to whoever passed this measure.
  5. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    The state government runs a billion dollar surplus. The idea is to force the state to give that up and disperse it to the local governments.
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Schools, cops, firemen, who needs 'em. Cut my taxes.

  7. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    That makes more sense, if it's true. I don't think they mentioned that in the article linked above.
  8. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    There is also a referendum to bring back the Fighting Sioux nickname. If the referendum doesn't pass, there is an initiative effort to get the Fighting Sioux nickname in the state constitution.

    As for eliminating the property tax, don't hold your breath on state legislators giving money back to municipalities.
  9. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    The tangible benefits so far has mostly been tax relief, especially for the east side of the state, which gets all the benefits of oil money but none of the downsides of the rush.

    /bitter former westsider
  10. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Yes, yes because cutting even one dollar from a budget will result in cops, firemen being laid off and us not having roads...... ::)
  11. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Ever been to western North Dakota? The roads are in awful shape, some in danger of becoming unusable, and there are a lot that need to be built that can't be.

    Still waiting for the drilling companies that ruined the road to rebuild them on their own, without taxes...
  12. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I just looked it up, North Dakota has about 700,000 people. Holy shit.
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