Biennial Report Volume . 14

Biennial Report Volume . 14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... The interest of the ta: vpaycrs: --It has been suggested that the farmer profits at the expense of the other tax payers. It is true that the farmers pa.y a minor share of the property taxes, as shown by detailed calculations made in this offiee. But there are three counter considerations: It is not the custom to attempt to make each class in the community pay for the benefits received from the treasury, because of the difficulty of calculation. The city could not be prosperous without the help of the farmer and if the farmers have less property to tax, it may be because they are exploited by the cities. Vile should try to collect taxes according to the ability of persons to pay, and to spend the money in accordance with real public needs. The twine plant should in the long run pay any extra expense it causes. If this is the actual result, then a consideration of which class pays the most taxes is beside the point, because no extra taxation is ultimately caused. But a small part of state expenditures are made from the property tax. Corporation and other taxes make up the bulk. 6. Public Works. It has been suggested that it would be better to employ the convicts at road making or other public works. This has two decided advantages: We need the roads, and the effect on the health of the convict would be good. Colorado and Washington are doing this and southern states have long employed their convicts on out of door work. The objections and limitations have Izeen mentioned on previous pages (147-149). 7. As to Monopoly Prices of Twine. Since the cordage combination failed, it is said that the competition of private producers keeps the price of twine close to the market price of raw material. The cost of manufacture is about one cent or less per pound,
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236637720
  • 9781236637727