"I also believe that only those that own land should be able to vote.

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Lonestar_Logic posts: I also believe that only those that own land should be able to

  1. Yes, only those who own land should have the right to vote

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  2. No, I support universal sufferage

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  3. I support universal sufferage, but support positive Identification of all voters

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    Do you agree with this statement posted by Lonestar_Logic?

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    I want know if there are qualifiers to go with it.
    Does the landholder have to own the land outright, or will a mortgage be acceptable?

    Will the rolls be purged if the land is foreclosed on?
     
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    Ok, I'll bite. Why shouldn't someone who rents their home be able to vote?
     
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    Speaking for myself and where i live.

    Renters should NOT be allowed to vote on anything that increases property taxes. UNLESS whatever is voted upon is taxed onto each rent that is charged. So for example, if a new tax is $10 a month per property should it is also added onto each and every rent as well.
     
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    How about you add the quote with a link so we can take Lonestars quote in context.
     
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    That sounds good, at least on the surface, however having been a landlord I would pass on increases in my taxes to my tenants. Maybe not immediately, but eventually the tax finds it's way into the the rent.
     
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    the free market takes care of that imo.

    the landlord will raise their rent in most cases, unless restricted by some other legal means....

    in some states, renters can take a deduction on their taxes, on a portion of their rent attributed to property taxes....

    It is assumed the owner's property tax is included in rent prices, as it should be...again, imo.
     
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    Brownstar_Log, like many people who have little education in history, aren't necessarily aware that this system has been tried before. In some countries that developed parliamentary democratice republics only the "landed gentry" held power so that there were very few rich and many very poor (and slaves) and the base of power was held only by the wealthy elite. And here I thought Brownstar_Log hated elitists?!
     
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    No, i am not saying add it into the rent. I am saying adding it on top of the rent. We have rent control in SF you cant add anything into a rent.
     
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    In SF you cant raise rents to cover any costs.

    For and example. If you have a 4 unit building and the tax is $10. I would want each and every renter paying $10, not splitting the tax between the units.
     

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