ATTENTION VOTERS: 111,000+ of your neighbors have signed
petitions to abolish ALL property taxes on homesteads and farmsteads
(primary residences) in Pennsylvania. At the time this was written, 35 legislators
have co-sponsored Senate Bills 717-718; and House Bills 1572 and 1573, to accomplish
this objective. We need your help! With enactment of this legislation and the
constitutional amendment-- which voters will have the final chance to approve or
disapprove-- there will be:
No more property taxes on homesteads and farmsteads (primary residences)
No more invasion of privacy onto your property, and into your home by tax
assessors. No more doubt or fear of how much home taxes will rise each year.
No more tax increases when you improve your home.
No more cruel sheriff sales of homes for back taxes. We are all one major
illness away from losing our homes. In PA each year, tens of thousands of
homes are advertised for sheriff sales for back taxes.
Cuts in the size of government: Saving taxpayers tens of millions of dollars
all across the Commonwealth. Cuts can be made in assessment offices, sheriffs
offices, courts and tax collection commissions.
Savings of $61.3 million to the PA. Lottery Fund: Enough to increase
payments under the Lottery-funded Rent Rebate Program; or to add some
71,000 seniors to the PACE pharmaceutical program for seniors, or a
combination of both.
A Reversal in the population out-migration from Pennsylvania. The
stagnant population numbers due to people leaving the state, etc. have cost
our state another two Congressional seats in the last Census. It has also seriously
damaged our business climate. Further, our young people leaving Pennsylvania
due to these taxes, and to find jobs disrupts families. We want Pennsylvania to
again become a place of opportunity. Dramatic changes in thinking are required
to make this happen. The S.T.O.P. plan is a gigantic step forward.
Creation of thousands upon thousands of private sector jobs.
Enactment of this legislation will create a boom in real estate, home building and
remodeling, banking, construction materials and remodeling supplies, etc.
Currently home owners who improve their homes are penalized with higher
property taxes. Remove that threat by abolishing the property taxes
themselves, and it will unleash a sizable number of home improvement
projects employing thousands of people. It will help revive our towns and cities
because more people will be able to buy homes and improve them. Ownership
We encourage all voters to learn more about this very positive and dramatic
change for Pennsylvania. Join in this historic tax revolution to make Pennsylvania
grow and prosper again. To view the legislation, and a more complete explanation;
and to find out which state legislators are supporting this plan, please visit:
www.grandoldusa.com the S.T.O.P. (Stop Taxing Our Properties) web site.
Note: The S.T.O.P. group does NOT advocate taxing all food and clothing.