An article at the News and Record reports that Guilford County is seeking to shield more people from property taxes by raising the income cap above which people must pay their taxes. The article also reports that the city of Greensboro is sending money to some favored individuals to help them pay their property tax.
This all might sound very nice. However, it is also very unfair because some people are liable to pay their taxes while others are not. It punishes those who work to be able to pay their tax.
Recall that a progressive income tax is one of the planks in Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto. These actions by local government represent a progressive property tax. But we already have progressive taxes at the federal level. That ought to be counterbalanced by fair taxes at the state and local levels.
Unfortunately, those of us here in Guilford County live in a socialist-led jurisdiction; and that doubly applies to city of Greensboro residents.