THE PROPERTY TAX
“Thou shalt not remove thy neighbor’s landmark, which they of old time have set
in thine inheritance, which thou shalt inherit in the land
that the Lord thy God giveth thee to possess it.” Deuteronomy 19:14
By Riley J. Hood—Milwaukee County Constitution Party
During the Walker administration my Property Tax Bill went down by $11.00 one year, but it usually increased by 1-2% each year. This increase was called a “Property Tax Freeze” as opposed to a reduction. In spite of the State of Wisconsin eliminating their portion of this hate-filled tax, my local oppressors kept increasing their levy. My property taxes were rammed sky high this year. My taxes went from $5,695.21 last year to $5,979.69 this year. An increase of 4.995% while all local governments increased my misery, the biggest stinker was the fake educators at MPS, which upped their cut by 8.872%. In 2017 MPS increased my taxes by 26.601%. (MPS accounts for 30% of my bill and they are asking for even more in an upcoming referendum.) Then there were the pimps on the Common Council led by Rainbow Tom Barret. They increased their levy by 4.149% on top of last year’s increase of 4.595%. (The City of Milwaukee accounts for 41% of my total bill.) All of this in spite of over a million dollars from the State of Wisconsin taxpayers handed to these greedy thieves in the name of “State Aid.”
Even when moderately administered the Property tax is feudal, Fascist, Un-Constitutional and UN-Biblical. Feudal: In the Dark ages, serfs were forced to pay rent in crops to the Feudal Manor. The renters could never finish their payments. Serfs were worked to death.
Fascist: Under Communism, all housing is “Government owned housing.” Under Fascism, all housing is “Government controlled housing.” The Property Tax means that you “rent” your home from City Hall. The City comes up with a myriad of demands from you, because they control your house. Disabled? Elderly? Can’t keep up? You will be evicted as if you were a delinquent tenant. Un-Biblical: Families are supposed to own land, not the government, as the title scripture affirms. Un-Constitutional: The Wisconsin State Constitution States reads, “All lands within the State are declared to be allodial, and feudal tenures are prohibited.” One definition of “Allodial” is, “without being subject to rent, service or acknowledgment to a superior.”
The Property Tax is a debt you can never payoff. When you pay off your Mortgage, then the Mortgage payments stop. Property taxes won’t stop, unless they are abolished. I ask myself the question, why in a free county, in a home I paid off in 1997 do I have to have $5,979.69 to stay in a home that I supposedly own? I don’t merely view my local government as feudal oppressors, I view them as armed robbers who I are trying to drive out of my home, and I will never let them have it. It angers me that they are even trying. If you work hard for your money, and actually count it, and value your right to your property, to wit your home, then join the Milwaukee County Constitution Party. It isn’t real estate driving this tax, it is local government spending. Why? Because the tax users are organized and the taxpayers aren’t. This is why the local initiative is so important.