Property Taxes Aren't
What You've Been Led to Believe.
[Let's Do Some Debunking]
The proposal addresses concerns about funding for essential local services such as police and fire departments. It suggests that eliminating property taxes will not compromise these services, as it plans to increase the state revenue share allocated to local essential services from 15% to 20%, ensuring they continue to receive necessary funding. READ THE PETITION
Yes, the proposal includes the elimination of property taxes for businesses. This measure is expected to significantly benefit small businesses, reduce operational costs, and stimulate economic growth throughout the state by creating a more attractive environment for business investment and development. READ THE PETITION
While it's true that some businesses receive property tax relief from the state, particularly through incentives designed to attract investment, the initiative argues that current measures are selective and benefit only certain businesses. By eliminating property taxes for all businesses, the proposal aims to level the playing field and make Michigan attractive to a wider range of businesses, without favoritism based on political contributions or other factors. READ THE PETITION
Currently a mere 10% of school funding (Educating the kids) is paid for with property tax. That's a paltry 2.5 billion out of a 25 billion budget. Only 6mills of your property taxes dollars goes to actual education. The rest of the mileages are applied to football stadiums, baseball fields, jumbotrons, and many other non-educational expenditures. Now, we're not saying those things aren't important, we're saying there's plenty to go around and when Michigan citizens have no property taxes there is more community funding, not just the tax payers. Furthermore, the businesses in your community, after having been freed from property taxes, are going to more willing to step up and support the extracurricular activities of the schools in your community. READ THE PETITION
Eliminating property taxes will stimulate economic activity by increasing disposable income for property owners and renters, which would lead to increased spending and investment in other areas of the economy.
They'll Tell You They Don't Have the Money
People Have LOST Their Homes Because These "Essentials"
Are Part Of Michigan Property Taxes
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