How do you feel about the millionaire tax that's going to be proposed by Los Angeles County
supervisors w/the intention of reducing, if not alleviating the homeless situation? Do you ethically believe that there SHOULD be millionaire taxes in order to alleviate homelessness & socioeconomic problems of those who are in the middle lower to lower lower socioeconomic classes? Why? Why not? According to Yahoo & Bing News, Los Angeles County supervisors are proposing a millionaire tax w/the purpose of finding homes & other services of those who are homeless.
Not being a millionaire, nor living in LA, it doesn't affect me.
However, a for the problem of homeless people, in Los Angeles county, there is the size of the population and the extensive geography to factor into any solution. Over ten million people are in LA county, and because of the weather homeless people can live better here than in other parts of the country.
To find the solution for the homeless, the reason for the people being homeless has to be the major factor. The local government would only make the solution a welfare state, and dole out money.
How did the people become homeless, and how can they get jobs to pay for their own welfare? California government, State, and Local is mostly run by the liberals, and they would rather have the people naked, pregnant and reliant on them, then to set them free to be able to become productive people.
Reason for being homeless?
Is this a residue of the 2008 economic meltdown?
Is there a more current reason?
I don't know the answers, but my point is that knowing the problem, and its root cause is needed to find the solution, and throwing money at the problem is not the answer. It has never worked.
You could not have said it better about money not a solution
The left and radicals have been running CA for several decades and they have turned it into a welfare state throwing money and increasing taxes and we now have more homeless people.
I am sure that there are many counties around LA that would welcome these millionaires. People like this like to spend other people’s money not their own. Taxes should have some sort of balance even if similar to our current system of a sliding scale. Tax everyone or not at all.Tax the rich (or eat the rich) is just a popular notion that in reality may not even be constitutional. It’s like how back in 2008 and again in 2012 President Obama was going to pay for everything under the sun with a 1% tax on the top 1%.
Californians are very PROGRESSIVE, Modernized & Way ahead of the "Proverbial CURVE" on many issues regarding Human Beings and their RIGHTs versus the "Rampant Capitalistic Style Corporate GREED" practiced by Wall Street Swindlers ~ Although I need to investigate the proposal more thoroughly, it appears to be a Plausible Remedy for a Solution which requires immediate attention ~ However, I would prefer a NATIONAL "Unified & UNITED" Effort such as Taking 10 to 20 BILLION Taxpayer DOLLARs which a tiny minority of Radical Republicans are more than willing to spend on a Ridiculously Useless Incomplete Pile of CEMENT POURED along the U.S. / Mexico Border, and instead use it to BUILD Permanent HOUSING throughout the Nation for OUR Unfortunate Homeless Individuals ~ 20 BILLION for useless CONCRETE, or Thousands of NEW Homes for Human Beings? ~ The right decision for me is quite OBVIOUS ~
1. The millionaires who don't want to pay it can likely establish permanent residency in other homes they own to avoid it or sell the house in LA and simply commute in for what they have to. Thus, most won't pay it.
2. You'll see a rise of employee housing on those estates or using existing space in the home as such and then calling the rooms your security guards and maids live in as "affordable housing".
According to an L.A. Times article a county commissioned poll was conducted by the firm David Binder Research in consultation with Evitarus on this issue. The result of the poll was that 76% of likely voters supported this tax. Now the poll did not release information concerning the support by income levels of the respondents. However, a 76% support rating is still significant. Normally, I am not in favor of taxes which target those with extra income merely because they have extra income. However, if the individuals in this area want to combat the issues of homelessness and the other issues which come with increased homelessness then I support them in their efforts. It is very possible that many of the high income earners are in favor of this tax because not only will it help the homeless, but it may also benefit them as well. Cities with increasing homeless rates normally will have higher rates of crime and slower growth rates of businesses and property values. Upper income residents may want to stem the tide on these off shoot issues of homelessness. Additionally, if the millionaire's tax (if passed) has a "Sunset Provision" where the tax will end in "x" many years then the tax may seem more palatable.
In my opinion, taxes from any government harm society in general. The state takes money from the rich and gives them to the poor, is this Robin Hood? I totally disagree with any type of tax from the state.
I want to leave a question that can help reflect his own opinion:
What would you do if money rained from the sky, and the only condition for this ceased to happen is that you have to be homeless?
Would you leave homeless?
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