A few things about Taxes have been swirling in my mind the last couple of days
The first thing is something I have mentioned before... Property taxes. I believe this is one of the most unfair taxes of all. Because of this tax you do not truly own your house, just stop paying your property taxes and see what happens. Property taxes also fund schools, I don't have children, yet I pay over $1000.00 a year to watch our schools fail.
There needs to be a new more even handed way to tax people that wont cost them their homes, you don't pay yearly taxes on your TV, you don't on your car, (Tags don't count because they are use taxes which pay for the roads ::HA!::).
Eliminating Property Taxes will also even the playing field with the Native Americans who don't pay.
Next thing is an article was released by the Census Bureau
showing where Oklahoma ranked in Taxation; we are 25th in the nation, 34th if you figure it per capita... look at those numbers and now compare it to where we rank in roads and education (see a pattern?)
Lastly is the 3rd penny, which will soon be coming up for (yet another) vote. I'm voting no, it probably wont do any good cause as a friend of mine who moved here from Nebraska asked, "Don't Tulsan's say no to any taxes?".
My reasons are such: they have squandered the last 3rd penny, not finishing some of the projects, the priorities are all screwed up, leaving roads and police on the bottom of the pile, while adding more improvements downtown and a convention center roof which we thought was taken care of in Vision 2025. Tulsa is more than downtown!
If they cant be good stewards of OUR money then we shouldn't't reward them with more. It's time to quit feeding their greed and rewarding incompetence.