Our current system of property taxation is an obstacle to true home ownership. Requiring homeowners to pay property tax in perpetuity is akin to making them “rent” from the government until they die or sell their properties. Many Pennsylvanians work for years to buy their own homes and pay off their mortgages, only to have the government seize their properties after unforeseen financial hardship.
Unfortunately, our property tax system currently funds public education. I would advocate for an alternative, such as taxing sales of recreational cannabis, to fund education without putting families at risk of foreclosure.