29 Mar Why the Billion Dollar Land Acquisition Trust Fund is a Bad Idea
+ Green groups will seek to designate hundreds of new areas as parks and refuges.
+ Billions of dollars of private land will be taken off the tax rolls, forcing your taxes up.
+ Access through private land, the only access to large areas of Federal land, will be cut off.
+ Hundreds of small communities will have their tax base destroyed by Federal land buying.
+ Twenty-six million acres of private land in ME, NH, VT and NY will become a larger target.
+ Hundreds of small communities in existing Federal areas will be wiped off the map.
+ Federal In-Lieu of tax program fails to make up for lost tax revenue to counties.
+ No private property will be safe when Congress is in session with these funds available.
+ Every program should have to compete for appropriations. No more entitlements.
+ There should be no net loss of private land in America. Any more purchases should be made from money gained through the sale of Federal land.
+ Land acquisition has always been used as a weapon and threat to control private landowners.
Provided by the American Land Rights Association