• givesomefucks@lemmy.world
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    29 days ago

    There’s always talk about tax breaks for home owners…

    Never talks of raising taxes on landlords and empty units tho.

    That’s what would fix it. Tax them out of the housing market slowly and.prices will go down as they get out of the business.

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      29 days ago

      Indeed. Nothing about this addresses rental markets and general extreme cost of living. Rather, it finds new ways to prop up severely overvalued housing markets.

      Housing costs are so high because it’s become an investment over a necessary place for a human to live. A correction is severely needed and long overdue, but the government works hard to keep values artificially high from zoning laws at the bottom to preventing corrections at the top.

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        29 days ago

        That and most people just do the standard deductions.

        So tax breaks mostly help the wealthy in mansions.

        It’s like how conservatives want to move income tax to sales tax. The wealthiest make a lot more than they spend. And when they spend it’s usually thru some shady shit where they don’t pay sales tax. Like claiming seven figure personal vehicles as a “company car” from a company they own.

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          29 days ago

          It’s way of dressing up expenses to fit our criminally low corporate tax structure.

          It’s a special kind of fucked up that the government is paid for by the poor to serve the interests of the wealthy.