Steve Moen, Minot
In the weeks leading up to the special legislative session, we saw special interest groups, including the governor, circling the $ 1.2 billion ARPA fund like vultures surrounding dead carrion or sharks in a frenzy. food, each trying to get a share of the fund.
I pray that cold heads will prevail and postpone these expenses until the next session, when there is more time to see what is really needed.
There are only two options that have merit in my book, the first is to use that money to finally get rid of the property tax, which is the most evil tax ever invented. People never really own their property, but have to pay rent forever. The state has been paying for years, but guess what property tax continues to rise; we have a spending problem in this state, not a revenue problem like Washington said, “The government is like a fire. Keep it small and it will keep you warm, but let it get out of hand, it will burn you out of the house and out of the house. It is high time to abolish the property tax. The other option is to divide the $ 1.2 billion by all the taxpayers in the state and send them a check.
I add another litmus test for the selection of candidates to vote for, so with the sanctity of life and marriage, I add the abolition of property tax. It is high time we took ownership of our property and not just rent it out to the government.