Friday, August 03, 2012

We're only caretakers

Real estate taxes are among the worst of all the socialistic fees that have befallen us because we don't ever really own the house we live in. The government owns it. If you don't think this is true, don't pay your property tax and you'll wind up on the street. Probably the worst part of property taxes is that if you take good care of your home you'll pay more in taxes than the guy down the street who lets his property run down.

This quote is from a speech Abraham Lincoln gave on March 21, 1864. "Property is the fruit of labor. Property is desirable it is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another."

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