Democrats: how do taxes help me?
I am a college student and work part-time.
I have to pay almost $200 per year in property taxes for my car (which I am making payments on).
How exactly do these taxes help me, as a lower income individual?
- SallyLv 711 months ago
Do you drive your car on public roads? Do you use public libraries? Were you educated in public schools? Do you eat good that is safe because it was inspected? Do you have clean air and water to drink and breathe because the government makes sure you do?
- KherovaLv 711 months ago
You need a road to drive on. Taxes pay for the road. And your school gets money from the government from taxes. Without it, your tuition would be higher than it is. Honestly, you only mentioned two things, but the two you mentioned, are things you benefit more from because of taxes. If you had to pay the full price for school not subsidized, or pay more for car repairs because of bad roads (or pay for the roads themselves), you would be far more poor than you are now.
- TOSh!tgibbonLv 711 months ago
You can find out exactly where those taxes go and what they pay for. Rest assured, if you are not a direct recipient of the benefits provided by those funds then you are a tangential recipient.
- davidLv 711 months ago
If you do not want to pay taxes on a car, just sell the car. --- It is possible to live without one. Then you won't need to complain about taxes anymore. --- Never get a job and you won't need to pay income tax. Never buy a house and you don't need t pay property tax. === Any questions?
How are roads built? How are roads repaired? How are cops paid to try and keep those roads safe from unsafe drivers, speeders, etc? ==== Can you guess? T____ ... fill in the blank.
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- 11 months ago
You're a college student.
That college benefits and has benefited form numerous subsidies and tax breaks.
It wouldn't exist if it was an actual for profit business.
I don't know what country you're from that you think property taxes are paid on owning a car. They aren't. Even if there were such taxes, they'd be considered luxury taxes, but most likely you've confused the "fees" for car ownership and registration as being property taxes, which is stupid, as these fees go to fund car related costs.
- mustagmeLv 711 months ago
They don't. Taxation is theft.
- marsel_duchampLv 711 months ago
Since that is a state payment to the government and more like a fee than a tax it pays mainly for road construction/maintenance but local state taxes also pay for courts, monopoly oversight of utilities, schools, streetlights, law enforcement, prisons, environmental protection, food safety inspections of restaurants, ....
- JuanaLv 711 months ago
You do need streets to drive on, don't you?
- SMH CorpLv 711 months ago
You know those roads that you drive your car on? Taxes help keep them in better condition. Could you imagine if they were left to waste away to nothing? Your car would be so damaged that you'd wish you could have spent some money to make sure they were taken care of.
- iansandLv 711 months ago
Have you noticed the roads that you drive your car on? I wonder where they came from?