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The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Insane Property Taxes

Not fully recovered from my shock at receiving the assessed value for 2008 property taxes on my homestead, I am entering the outrage stage. FOURTEEN percent, fifty-frickin-three thousand dollars, is what the economic geniuses at city hall say my value has increased! In what world has real estate gone up 14% in the last year????? (This after a 12% increase last year.)

Have my fellow bloggers' assessed fantasy values increased similarly? Is this a shameful manuever by local governments to place pressure on the legislature for increased local government aid? I'll tell you what it is: it is theft. Pure and simple legalized theft. At gunpoint.

Blogger Air Marshall said...

That is what Prop 13 was all about in California. Rampant tax increases based on ever expanding property evaluations. Just remember, there is no amount that is ever "enough" when it comes to taxes. This way they do not have to get an increase through the legislature or the city council.

10:31 AM, March 25, 2007  
Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

What would Laurie Swanson say if "predatory lenders" suddenly jacked their rates to 14% instead of rates half that which are causing her so much anxiety?

5:58 PM, March 25, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You do realize, don't you, that you can get a rebate from the state if your property taxes increase beyond a certain amount or percentage?

J. Ewing

6:59 PM, March 25, 2007  
Blogger Air Marshall said...

Time for our own Prop. 13. Give it a go, Scrib, you can lead this. Sounds like you are mad enough.

12:28 AM, March 26, 2007  
Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

Btw, I sweet-talked the assessor down by $38,000. I'm very proud of myself.

9:16 AM, April 06, 2007  

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