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

Tom DeWeese
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Tom DeWeese is one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence.