I paid my non-homestead property taxes last week, a bi-annual reminder of "Taxation without representation" and further evidence that because an item is the law..... it is not necessarily a fair or just law.
It is difficult to again acknowledge the fairness of a law that demonstrates EXTREME partiality between citizens.
I remind readers that even though I pay taxes for the city of Harrison, Hayes Township, Harrison Community Schools and Clare County, I have no voice in how my taxes are spent but by someone for whom I have no vote, makes that decision due to the unjust non-homestead property tax law.
Using an example. Assuming 2 properties (in Harrison) of equal taxable value. If the owner is a resident of Harrison, that owner will pay a tax at 40% LESS than the owner of property owned by someone who is NOT a Harison resident! who will pay 100%. I am still trying to make sense of the partiality of this taxation situation.
Naturally, I shall have only one vote at my registered voting site for all federal and state candidates and not another) vote for federal and state candidates at my non-homesite locale.
It is interesting that those with whom I discuss this issue declare that I have 2 votes on federal and state issues if this law was to be changed.
Taxation without representation...an example of true democracy?