JKahler 
Member since May 21, 2009

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Re: “Fundamentally Unfair

It's time we stop thinking like socialist tax slaves in regards to our own homes and subordinating the kleptocratic inclinations of government to the will of the people.

The Homestead Exemption is not a handout or a means of getting “something for nothing”. The Homestead Exemption is an affirmation of a citizen’s natural right of property as it pertains to his or her modest home. It is not something that should rightfully be subject to taxation any more one should be taxed on parenthood or the number of children in his or her family.

Property rights and home ownership are the cornerstones of a free and prosperous society and fairer, consumption based mechanisms exist for funding essential services. Who honestly believes that they own something if they have to pay the government no to take it away?. Through income, sales and myriad taxes we already pay, representation and services are things we have paid for many time over and often in paltry proportion to what we get in return. Economic reality is that adjustment of the homestead exemption to its correct level and fulfilling its intent as a law will encourage home ownership, create more home owners, increase demand for new and existing housing and boost our state economy resulting in higher, not lower revenues to parish governments. This has been the only proven formula for a strong economy of any kind, as long and as often as we have had them. It follows that adjusting the homestead exemption for inflation will also help renters by tipping the supply and demand ratio further in their favor. Any rental property owner knows all too well that in absence of government subsidies and rent controls that inevitably drive up the cost of available units, it’s this basic economic rule and not the owner's costs that are the driving force behind rent prices.

I would urge everyone who is concerned about the preservation of our threatened property rights to please take a few minutes to call, write or email their state Senators and Representatives and tell them to support Louisiana homeowners by giving their full support to HB 259 and SB 47.

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Posted by JKahler on 05/21/2009 at 3:52 PM

Re: “The Louisiana Legislature: Political Jabberwocky

It's time we stop thinking like socialist tax slaves and More like real Americans in regards to our own homes and subordinating kleptocratic inclinations of governemment to the will of the people.

The Homestead Exemption is not a handout or a means of getting “something for nothing”. The Homestead Exemption is an affirmation of a citizen’s natural right of property as it pertains to his or her modest home. It is not something that should rightfully be subject to taxation any more one should be taxed on parenthood or the number of children in his or her family.

Property rights and home ownership are the cornerstones of a free and prosperous society and fairer, consumption based mechanisms exist for funding essential services. Who honestly believes that they own something if they have to pay the government no to take it away?. Through income, sales and myriad taxes we already pay, representation and services are things we have paid for many time over and often in paltry proportion to what we get in return. Economic reality is that adjustment of the homestead exemption to its correct level and fulfilling its intent as a law will encourage home ownership, create more home owners, increase demand for new and existing housing and boost our state economy resulting in higher, not lower revenues to parish governments. This has been the only proven formula for a strong economy of any kind, as long and as often as we have had them.

I would urge everyone who is concerned about the preservation of our threatened property rights to please take a few minutes to call, write or email their state Senators and Representatives and tell them to support Louisiana homeowners by giving their full support to HB 259 and SB 47.



Posted by JKahler on 05/21/2009 at 3:40 PM

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