CDZ Idea for new property tax legislation to battle blight.

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    . Ok, it portends to clean up this country. The details would have to be debated or worked out, but the current situation sure isn't working thus far to get it done. We should be ashamed as to how our nation looks. It reeks of greed and selfishness gone stupid back in the days, and then to have the evidence right in front of us in order to show exactly how sick we had become ? Good grief..
     
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    Okay...I thought you were capable of and wanted to have an honest and serious discussion from the standpoint of positive economics/finance. Clearly you don't. I apologize for responding to you as though you did.
     
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    If the majority of taxpayers made a living wage the reason why the buildings being abandoned wouldn't have occurred.
     
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    The U.S. needs to lose the 18th-19th century mentality and take a cue from Henry George and start levying a Federal property tax directly on all property in the U.S. to finance defense and other Federal spending. This will help some in making it less lucrative for speculators to just squat on property forever hoping for a bubble to come along.
     
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    There are caveats to those 'free houses' in Detroit and other places, though, so be sure to look into the reasons people aren't flooding in to take advantage pf '$1 houses' and the like; there are usually all kinds of fees and requirements that cost far more than many of the houses are worth.
     
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