Property tax is nothing less than renting your property from the government. If you don’t pay your property tax, then the state can take your home or your land, so therefore you really don’t actually own it.
The property tax itself is an anchor around the necks of all property-owning Texans, and we must seek a better alternative which does not provide a disincentive for Texans to own their piece of Texas.
Self-sufficient homesteaders may have no use for a “day-job” but the property tax forces citizens into commerce.
The Texas Legislature should put forth a constitutional amendment referendum which will require Texas to phase out the property tax over a number of years, and replace it with a consumption tax.
Another root problem for Texans is that so much money flows up to Washington, only to trickle back down to the states after a dozen agencies take their cut. Waste in Washington is the biggest threat to the pocketbooks of Texans, and the Texas Legislature should take bold steps to “de-fund Washington” and to keep state money in Texas. In the late 18th century, Americans in Boston rebelled over a half-a-cent tax on tea, and today we are paying up to a third of our income to Washington D.C, and getting very little in return. Texas must negotiate a new working relationship with Washington.