I'll say it; I'm opposed to progressive income taxes AND progressive personal property taxes. I don't use any more services from my local school district or fire department than my neighbor in the house down that street that is 500 sq. ft. smaller than mine. Yet, he pays less in real estate taxes. Did my 2001 car used less "services" than the 2010 car I just replaced it with? Why should I pay more personal property taxes? Progressive taxation undermines the idea that we, as a nation, are all in this together. Instead, it parallels the slogan popularized by Karl Marx, "from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs". It's B.S.