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Carmel School Board Raising Homeowner Taxes

With no comment and no true representation the homeowners in the Carmel Clay School District can look forward to an increase in their property tax rates. Their proposed budget calls for the increase to fund such "necessary" items as renovating a weight room and replacing busses and a roof. Add in the fact that property taxes have increased, and shall continue to increase due to the states machinations in the area of "tax reform" and Carmelites will be paying huge increases for things which could, and should be wholly or partially funded by private donations.

This is just the latest increase in property taxes by a Hamilton County School board and unless their funding formula changes significantly homeowners will continue to be burdened by ever rising taxes. That change can only come when School Boards and those who levy property taxes are forced to once again obey the Constitution of the State of Indiana where schools and funding are concerned. Nowhere in our State Constitution are property taxes allowable for the funding of government sponsored schools.

Republicans and Democrats have no desire to eliminate the current property tax system that makes home "ownership" nothing more than a modern system of state sponsored vassalage. Only one political party in Indiana has the desire strengthen property rights, eliminate unconstitutional funding and taxation and work towards better educational opportunities for the children of Indiana and that is the Libertarian Party of Indiana.

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posted by M.R. Jarrell @ 10:29 AM, , links to this post