It constantly amazes me that the state and local administrations continue to have a difficult time finding the money to fund the needed programs. Yet there is a way and a way that could lead to a self-sufficient community, but stupidity comes into the equation.
Year after year after year, funds are not available and year after year the legislature tries to find ways to come up with the cash. Most times it involves the bulk of the responsibility falls on the shoulders of the working class in Mississippi.
It is time for the state and local entities to find a better way to raise funds that are needed. As the economy keeps getting worse, funds become smaller and smaller, the people of the state become less and less safe and secure.
The only way to keep the much needed cash rolling into the coffers is by finally accepting the need for Land Value Taxation. (read page on LVT) Why? Easy answer…it fits all the requirements of a perfect tax. These are: 1–the distribution of the burden would be equitable, 2–tax should minimize the effect on economic activity, 3–the structure should facilitate stabilization and economic growth, 4–should be simple and easily understood by the taxpayer.
If you want the governmental services for your community then a new system of taxation must be found. It can be done and the people can make it happen. But as long as they depend on the stale thinking of the past then their community will suffer and possibly wither and die.
It is your choice.