Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

Originally Posted June 18, 2024

Pennsylvania has a “Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program” intended to reduce the tax burden on low-income residents. This is funded by a state skim-off on the state lottery and on slot-machine gambling.

It is well-known that low-income people use a larger proportion of their money for gambling than do high-income people. Therefore, what the “rebate program” actually does is preferentially tax low-income people, deduct a fee for administration, then return what’s left of their own money to poor people and tell them that the government is doing them a favor.

The Prohibition Party opposes all welfare schemes dependent on gambling, because these victimize the poor behind a smoke-screen of alleged benevolence.

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