The other day as I was turning the pages of a local newspaper I came across an article that was headed, “Buncombe tries to fix its property tax appraisal system.” I thought it might shed a little light on a subject that is constantly being bantered about, so I decided I would peruse through it. Unfortunately, the only light it shed was that of a seriously weak flickering candle.
It seems the county intends to spend “an additional $844,000” this next year to improve the appraisal process. One of the big problems, as stated, was that Buncombe appraisers did not know the quality of the homes’ interiors. And to compound the problem, it seems that each county worker (on appraisal team) is responsible for over 10,000 properties each.
Moreover, each home owner is legally obligated to tell a ‘tax assessor” when and if they make significant improvements to their home and surrounding property.
They need to do this so the county can assess proper financial penalties to each homeowner for the improvements they made. This is heralded as a method whereby wealthy property owners won’t get an unfair tax break.
The more I thought about this, the more ludicrous and preposterous the entire undertaking seemed. Not that it is unusual, mind you. It seems to be taking place throughout our nation’s taxing entities as though it simply has to be done. However, what seems to me should be done is that some simple thinking about why we really be penalizing homeowners who are fixing up and beautifying their homes? be devoted to the entire affair to see what in the devil is really needed. Should we really be penalizing homeowners who are fixing up and beautifying their homes? Shouldn’t we instead be finding some way to reward them. They should be given some sort of tax beautification credit; after all, the additional expenditure they made somehow has added to the overall value of the properties around them.
Doesn’t it somehow seem more logical that the taxable value – the market value – of the property should be simply what you paid for it. Your improvements would be marketed at their new value to whomever purchased it next. We need to stop pussyfooting around with trying to do what cannot be properly done and getting everyone all shook up. My point is that the actual assessment value of one’s property isn’t realized until it has sold. A revamping of our tax system might provide a more equitable solution while also enabling property owners the right to improve their property without the existing penalty.
It reminds me of the tale of the ants. If you take a large jar and put 100 black ants in it and then put 100 fire ants in it, nothing much will happen. However, if someone comes along and shakes up the jar, then all the ants will start fighting each other, not really knowing what happened or why. What they should be fighting is the thing or person that shook up the jar; however, they are too busy fighting each other to figure that out.
In fact, that is what is happening to us all over, and it is especially prodded on by the new secular, completely atheistic, religion of wokeism. Wokeism is shaking the jar.
In wokeism there is no God, there is no afterlife, there is no need for faith or hope, There is only the woke laws as ‘they’ define them. However, make no mistake about it: there is sin. But for the laws of woke people, sin is the result of who you are, not so much the actions you commit. If you are white, you are a sinner based on your white privilege; don’t believe in climate change made by humans, a sinner; don’t believe in reparations to be paid to those today for injustices committed 200 years ago, you are also a sinner. And with wokeism you need to believe all their espousals or you are a doomed sinner. There is no redemption otherwise.