We all have thoughts about one day retiring or even moving out to a more simpler lifestyle where we can relax and breathe a little easier. I have done some research, looking for places that have somewhat desirable weather, good growing seasons, rainfall, water supply etc. but the one of the biggest issues for me is taxes. I hate paying taxes. I don't disagree that we need to fund some government functions but one of the most unfair methods is property taxes.
I don't believe I should pay more or less because my property is worth more or less. Does it cost more to fix the road in front of my house than it does in front of you house? or does it cost more for police protection in my neighborhood than the slums? (OK I admit bad example) does your garbage cost more to dispose of than mine? You see the property tax structure/system is pure communism, you or I pay more because we can afford it. I would not have as big a problem with it if I got one vote in all elections for every $1,000 of total taxes I paid, that might be a system I could live with. I really like the idea of the Fair Tax, I believe it would boost our economy so much and business would come back so fast we would be begging Mexicans to come here to work. I think it is criminal that we can buy a piece of property and through hard work build a nice homestead and be taxed out of it because we raise the value too much. I promise you if the founders of the country saw this coming there would be a constitutional amendment preventing it.
mentioned before that the government controls every detail of our lives from the air you breathe and the water you drink to the tissue you blow your nose with which is why it is so desirable to me to have as little government intervention as possible. I don't really care about police or fire protection, I can design and work around that, just don't hassle me about where I bury the bodies.
I have thought of even building a big house boat to avoid property taxes, sometimes I think the people with the most freedom in this country are the homeless. When it comes to property taxes you don't even have the option of not paying because they will send some goon to throw you in the street and put a lock on the door. So the question is what can a person do? Where can we go to avoid the government control? Does anybody have the slightest idea of what freedom means besides the choice of watching American Idol or the Bachelor.