Forced Invasions of Privacy

I was navigating around the Kentucky property tax forms site (one of the really tedious tasks for our company this year is to fill out zillions of personal property tax forms listing virtually every pencil we own in any number of counties and states).

While we run campgrounds, we do not run long-term trailer parks, but this requirement caught my eye as fairly onerous.  Apparently trailer park owners must fill out this form and report on the detailed description, owner, and address of every trailer renting space on their land, so that the state can come after these folks easier for property taxes on their personal property.

For those who may shrug their shoulders, this is not materially different than the owner of an apartment complex reporting on all the large assets his tenants own, or walking through his parking lot taking down car descriptions and tag numbers so the DMV can make sure there are no violations by any of his tenants.

I don't like when the government forces me to be their busybody.


  1. Methinks:

    So, basically the government forces property owners to be its secret policy. An American NKVD.

    I can't IMAGINE why nobody but the simpering idiots on the left trusts government.

  2. Bob Smith:

    This is no different in spirit to mandating 1099 filings so the IRS can match them with tax returns.