So now we’re starting to hear from the whining property owners having to pay for all the children’s educations, even when they themselves don’t have any!
Who do you think pays the property tax on rental units? Of course you’ll say it’s the landlords/property owners who pays it; they get the tax assessment and the annual bill!
Who do you think pays the landlord for the use of his property? The renter, of course! Do you believe the landlord has not factored into his rental charge such costs as the funds for replacing the roof, fixing the plumbing, replacing the heating/cooling system and the property tax?
Don Locati (who wrote earlier), like many friends and acquaintances of mine who are grandparenting age, as well of myself, do not have children in school, but we all either have grandchildren or know others who do.
All the kids deserve a good education to prepare them for a productive life, and since they cannot yet pay for it, the burden falls on we who can. Well educated children will one day be us; they will pay for their children’s educations, whether homeowners or renters.
To all you naysayers, please try not to feel like the entire burden of the cost for the new science building is on your shoulders alone; we are all in this together, and the burden will be shared by us all.
Robert L. Stevenson