Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The reality of it all..

I came across this story the other day concerning property tax caps. The title, "Reality of tax caps sets in", seems to indicate that something unsuspected, unknown and terrible is happening. I think in reality, most people knew the government wasn't going to take in as much money when the caps started taking effect.

Of course, there are a lot of other reasons government isn't collecting as much revenue as it was, most of them caused by our sluggish economy, but property tax caps seem to be a convenient target for now.

It seems, for the most part, that people who receive more benefit from higher taxes are more likely to be opposed to the caps than are people who would benefit more from the caps than from higher taxes. I guess that's understandable.

I'm all for cutting taxes myself, although as I have said many times before, I would much rather eliminate property taxes altogether, instead of voting to make them Constitutional and unfair.

At any rate, as the newspaper article stated, reality is getting ready to set in.

The reality is that government will continue to operate. In the end it may have to cut out some of the frills, but the reality is that government can provide essential services for a lot less money than it spends now.

Our government has needed a good dose of reality for a long time.

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