Making Homeowners Homeless via Property Taxes

(Note: the Video Weekends are currently stalled because of my relocation — in the worst case this blog may pause for some weeks while I lack both time and Internet access)

Have you been mulling over a wealth tax? Are you aware of the wrong kind of wealth tax that has long been in place, not to take back from the thieving rich but to ravage people’s shelter from the elements? Listen to this report video and read my comments below:

$600M Property Tax Overcharge Is Eroding Detroit’s Black Homeownership ~ The Real News Network (Jan 16, 2020)

Comments:

While Detroit hit municipal bankruptcy (as other cities will), it is not the only place where property taxes strangle people who oh-so-facetiously claim to need a roof over their heads. It is really terrible how we American people get gouged and mauled from the top (the rich in cahoots with their political puppets). We try hard to escape some of the rentier gouging by getting to own our homes, but the money lords’ banks often demand about twice the homes’ alleged prices in pay when we take a mortgage (because the interests and compound interests can double the price of the loan the banks make possible with money made by them out of thin air). In addition, the banks play games like stock-market-gambling subprime mortgages and also illegitimate foreclosings on people who did make their mortgage payments on time. And communal governments also ravage us even when we finally DO own our homes. Even then we can get evicted and foreclosed, having our home and entire life’s savings taken away in one big swoop “justified” with property taxes that should not be imposed on people’s homes any more than on the air we breathe.

Imagine toiling all your life to own a home so that when you become too old and sick to pay rent you think you will be safe from having paid off your mortgage and escaped bank foreclosure. But then the local town government forecloses on you because you can’t pay its willy-nilly-rated and even inflated property taxes when you cannot earn an income anymore. Honest property tax should be imposed on luxury property only, such as huge private lands, private jets, fleets of giant luxury yachts, and excessive Wall Street stocks. We should get excessive wealth taxed, not people’s shelters from the elements.

And regard the amazing 18% interest rate a town government imposes on tax payment lag at an age where we working people are lucky if we get a mere 1.2% interests on savings (while paying a cash advance interest rate of 36% to a credit card baron). Holy moly! Maybe we need a new inequality term called “money market inequality”, where the money-gambling banksters and other rich creeps and their political puppets can gouge people at 18% interest rates or 36% (or even a lot more*) while people who have to toil for their living can’t even get 2% on any penny-pinching savings if they manage to scrape away some savings at all in this institutionalized inequality system.

* What’s a lot more? Full payment on payday loans is due on the borrower’s next payday, which typically is around two weeks. Payday lenders usually charge interest of $15-$20 for every $100 borrowed (within those 2 weeks!!!). Calculated on an annual percentage rate basis (APR) – the same as is used for credit cards, mortgages, auto loans, etc. – that APR based on late repays then ranges from 391% to more than 521% for payday loans, making desperate poor working people pay the highest loan interests of all — insanely high rates of having to pay back more than five times what you borrowed in some cases! (one info source: https://www.thebalance.com/average-credit-card-interest-rate-4772408 )

We definitely need a proper wealth tax that recovers the accumulated loot of the rich thieves in human society, not home property taxes that steal even more from common people into the pockets of the super rich. Huge systemic inequality is like cancer in human societies. We should all be opposed to it and get rid of it. If any rich person read this, I ask you to look in the mirror while you mull over it.

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-07-25 (11 videos)

Summary: How our country has over a generation been turned into a rich and poor wasteland and the need for nuclear treatment of our corrupt political parties.

Stars and channels: The People’s Party, Eichard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Ruptly, The Jimmy Dore Show (incl. Graham Elwood), The Robert Escobar Show, Steve Auerbach, Second Thought, Rick Sanchez & Faran Fronczak

Topics:

  1. People’s Party National Call: Getting Nuclear with the Corrupt Major Parties **
  2. M4A March (with good speeches, too)
  3. How much Our Economy and Society Has Crumbled over the last Generation ***
  4. Modern U.S. Wage Slavery
  5. FBI Framing Us
  6. Empire: U.S. Top Country of Meddling with Others
  7. The Rich Buying Away our American Dream (Owned Homes)
  8. Is China Capitalist, Socialist or Communist? – Richard D Wolff
  9. The Needed Change for a Good Nation

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-06-06 (15 videos)

Summary: Main issues: Capitalism’s dreadful faults, socialism just an improved derivative, and were our founding fathers fans of capitalism or socialism? And how we, the people, can change our cruel world. Furthermore: various news.

Stars and channels: Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), Sustainable Human, Re/Culture Films, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, Economic Update with Richard Wolff, The Gravel Institute, RT America, The Jimmy Dore Show, The Real News Network, The People’s Party, Ron Placone, …

Topics:

I. Best Videos

  1. Capitalism vs. Socialism among the Founding Fathers (a good one for the coming 4th of July) ***
  2. How Big Wealth Makes People Bad (by Paul Piff) **
  3. The Brutal Rule of Money **
  4. Anti-Poverty Program (SSI Must be Improved) **
  5. U.S. Propaganda, Political Terminology, and the Forgotten Left GOP Origin **
  6. Does Capitalism Mean Freedom? **
  7. Our Weird Economy Perception Culture **

II. Good Videos

  1. The Trickle Up Economy
  2. Criminal Corporations Example: Uber
  3. DC Attorney General (Finally) Sues Amazon
  4. No Border Change under Biden and Harris
  5. Defective Justice Systems This Day and Age
  6. Waking Up Politically (Separating Fakers from Real Strategies) *
  7. Workers Buy Coffee Shop From Owner, Make It A Worker Co-Op
  8. Mutual Aid & Direct Action – Bypassing the Restrictive Money Aristocracy *

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-02-07 (18 videos)

Another week’s collection of best videos dealing among other things with the corrupt robbery we are getting hit with by the power holders and how to fight back (incl. growing mentality, pressuring congress, and People’s Party).

Stars & channels: Nick and Rod Brana (The People’s Party), Bad Faith, Status Coup, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), NonCompete , The Jimmy Dore Show, Kim Iversen, Second Thought, Democracy Now!, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, The Real News Network, Graham Elwood

Topics:

  1. Great Ralph Nader Tips on The Power of Voters Becoming Active
  2. People’s Party Aiming Ahead
  3. People’s Party National Call: California Added to Registration…
  4. Biden Enriching the Rich with Interests Rather than Taxing them for COVID Crisis
  5. Mental Update: How to fight Blue MAGA
  6. Insider Traders in Congress (Pelosi caught)
  7. Uniting over Issues to Deal with Them
  8. Corporate Mistreatment of Frontline Workers: Kroger
  9. World News: Regime Hypocrisies (in both Russia and the West)
  10. The American Wild West of Healthcare: Monetizing Suffering
  11. Profit Making from Presidential Pardons (e.g. $2 Million for a Pardon)
  12. Ralph Nader on 6+ Issues
  13. Police not Getting Policed
  14. Legalized Injustice & “War on Drugs” = a Mafia-Style Big Business
  15. Stock Market Speculation Games (E. Wolff Asked about GameStop)
  16. Rich Lord’s Latest Grab of Our Homes ($80 Billion)

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-06-21 (13 videos)

Meaningful videos this week concerning our current troubles and their systemic causes, the need to unite and mobilize for necessary change, and glimpses at efforts to do so.

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Stars and channels: Dylan Ratigan, Jimmy Dore, Kyle Kulinski (Secular Talk), RJ Eskow, Richard Wolff, Lauren Ashcraft, Nomiki Konst, The Nowman Show, Nick Brana, Movement for a People’s Party

Topics:

  1. Punch in the Face of The People
  2. Housing APOCALYPSE
  3. Kyle Kulinski Reports
  4. Economic Insights
  5. Individual Insights on Our Broken Nation
  6. Movement for a People’s Party Update (National Call)
  7. Mindset: Putting Things Together

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-06-14 (15 videos)

Meaningful videos this week concerning especially (1) how we are sliding closer to a rebellion or even revolution, (2) police issues, (3) ongoing undermining and co-opting of state forces by unethicals, our huge wealth theft and modern slavery, etc.

Stars & channels: Chris Hedges, Richard Wolff, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, Jesse Ventura, The Real News Network, Krystal Ball and Saagar of The Hill, John Oliver (surprise!), The Jimmy Dore Show, and more…

8 Topics:

  1. Edging Towards a Revolution
  2. The Openly Right Wing and Fake Left Ruling Class
  3. Fascists Infiltrating Police & Military
  4. Our Mentality Must Change
  5. Jesse Ventura – Jimmy Dore Conversation (incl. on Third Party Presidential Run)
  6. Sliding into Dictatorship
  7. Stock Market & Washington D.C. BS
  8. A Mere Reformer Beginning to Get the Real Point
  9. Several More Jimmy Dore
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