Et tu New Hampshire?

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  • Fri, Jan 14, 2022 - 02:08pm

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    pinecarr

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    Et tu New Hampshire? CatastrophicNewEngland

CatastrophicNewEngland said:

The ever increasing spending and taxation have to do with corporate infiltration of every aspect of society, as well as the influx of urban area policies and ideals of the wealthy. Now there is the big L Libertarian influx here, again primarily because of the lack of income tax, and probably partly due to our ironic license plate slogan. This combined with the baseline influx of flatlanders has caused a giant growth in property values. Since we only have a property wealth tax (and only on homes, not other forms of wealth as would make it less regressive), and no income tax, locals are pissed because their taxes have gone up astronomically. Home “value” and income/wealth, are far from proportional. Great for wealthy Libertarians and Boston/NYC retirees, bad for working class locals who want to stay living on their family land, or hope to own their own home, or those who just don’t want to play the hamster wheel dollar hoarding game.

That’s really valuable insight, CatastrophicNewEngland!  It really does stink for the working class local NH folks who just want to be left alone, and suddenly find their taxes skyrocketing.

I am also concerned about how much the buy-up of real estate by huge international financial management companies (like Black Rock) will impact taxes on personal homes in the future (https://noqreport.com/2021/06/11/yes-blackrocks-home-buying-spree-should-concern-you/ )

  • Fri, Jan 14, 2022 - 05:41pm

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    Chuck in Belize

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    Et tu New Hampshire?

Well, just to chime in ..
My sister and brother-in-law retired in New Hampshire, and we’ve been there many times to ski on Mt. Washington, see all the covered bridges, and shop the local craft fairs and farmers’ markets.  It’s a really picturesque place full of American History, although I wouldn’t want to live in a place where your pipes can freeze and your car can be covered in ice. Sailing on Lake Winnipesaukee is one thing. Dealing with a frozen wasteland is quite another.

One thing my NH sister said to me a few years ago (which thoroughly revolted me) was, “I really wish they’d change the State Motto.”

You know, the one that says,
“Live Free or Die.”
THAT motto.
She doesn’t like it.

It seems to offend her. 🙂

So what I’ve done lately, when writing letters to her is to include the state flag and motto in my email signature line…
I know, I know .. that’s terribly naughty of me.
I just can’t seem to help it.

— Chuck

The buy-up by corporations like Blackrock, and the implications for a near total corporate monopoly on housing are frightening indeed. Taxes/mortgage interest on homes today are about what rent was not that long ago. For people who want a home, and not just a place to stay while waiting for their monetary wealth to grow, government & banks have already been their landlord for quite some time. It doesn’t much matter if it’s Blackrock, a local wealthy investor, or a house flipper if they’re being outbid on a purchase price, or if they can’t afford the rent/taxes.

It all stems from the commodification of home. A society that looks at homes as investments instead of places to live, be attached to the land, raise families, and be part of neighborhoods and communities, is a society headed right where ours is today. People detached from the basic idea and values of “home” has made it easy for those that want everything to simply buy it. Especially when those doing the buying are all intermeshed with those creating the currency.

  • Fri, Jan 14, 2022 - 06:48pm

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    Chuck in Belize

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The moment I saw Klaus Schwab saying, “You’ll own nothing, and you’ll be happy” I was pretty certain that HE would own everything, and HE would be happy.

As for me, I have decided otherwise.
HE will own nothing, and < I > will be happy.
I plan to do everything I can to make that become a reality.
That has become now my life’s mission. I will see to it.

I have just one finger to show to Klaus.
You can quite easily guess which one that is.

— Chuck

  • Fri, Jan 14, 2022 - 11:32pm   (Reply to #10)

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    Mohammed Mast

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    Et tu New Hampshire? Pinecarr

There has been a very strong secessionist movement in Texas for years. Met a guy and his mom in Seagoville medium security Club Fed who were involved.

Don’t ask

The movement is alive and well. Not saying anything will happen just an indication of the “mood”.

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