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One thing that is normally best appreciated by conservative people is that property taxes are the best way to enslave poor and middle class people (especially in rural places).

Imagine the following scenario (of which I know many examples):

Person has a small plot of land (really small, maybe not even enough for subsistence) with a small home. Person is unemployed, cannot make much money, etc. If there is some kind of property tax that this person cannot pay then (s)he might get expropriated. So, from a poor person with a measure of self-reliance we now have a desperate slave.

One just needs a property tax that is designed to hit this segment.

by cagatacos on Thu May 19th, 2011 at 01:45:55 PM EST
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