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Distribution of answers submitted by Democrats.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Sep 25, 2014. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Most local governments in the United States impose a property tax as a principal source of revenue. This tax may be imposed on real estate or personal property. The tax is nearly always computed as the fair market value of the property times an assessment ratio times a tax rate. Values are determined by local officials, and may be disputed by property owners. A primary advantage of a property tax over a sales tax or income tax is that the revenue always equals the tax levy, unlike the other taxes, which can result in shortfalls producing budget deficits. The property tax always produces the required revenue for municipalities' tax levies. Property owners, especially seniors, believe the tax is unfair and does not represent the owner's ability to pay. See recent property tax news
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Sales tax HURTS the working poor and middle class, especially sales tax on food for crying out loud. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Canadian, OK
Tax religious institutions , enact the Robin Hood tax , raise taxes on corporations. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Rolla, MO
Not every one owns a home or business, but every one pays sales tax, so raise the taxes on millionaires, they can afford it, not the middle class!!. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Milwaukee, WI
We need the Robin Hood Tax. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Eau Claire, WI
No, increasing the sales tax, a regressive tax, while decreasing the property tax shifts the burden of taxation from wealthy landowners, to the poorer working class. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Fishers, IN
Depends if the sales tax is reasonable and if that sales tax could decrease the property tax dramatically. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Alton, IL
No A tax is a Tax, I would rather pay property taxes with benefits within my county then sales taxes that benefit the state government!. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Minneapolis, MN
Only if permanent exemptions are made for prescription medications and medical devices, school supplies, and most groceries (I would support a tax on chips, sodas, fast food, etc.). 4 years ago from a Democrat in Cross Plains, TX
I support a heavily increased luxury tax. Let the people who buy hugely unnecessary things pay more to the government because they can afford it, and reduce taxes on things like gas, food, and clothes. Have it increased for nicer things in the same... 4 years ago from a Democrat in Birmingham, AL
What type of sales tax? How much of a sales tax? This all depends on where you live. New Hampshire has no sales tax, but insanely high property taxes as an example. New York has high taxes on everything. Alaska has minimal taxes due to energy production.... 4 years ago from a Democrat in Barnstable, MA
In those states where there are a higher number of transients than property owners, yes. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Virginia Beach, VA