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  •  Shane, the problem with your arguments (2+ / 0-)
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    dkosdan, squarewheel

    is that new people who move in (or who, in this economy, need to move because of layoffs or job changes), ARE PAYING those higher rates, while the lucky ones who bought 20-30 years ago are paying pennies on the dollar of what their new neighbors pay. It's horribly unfair. You've spent this whole thread whining about how unimaginably awful it would be to have YOUR property taxes go up so sky high, but where's the empathy for the new homeowner, for whom those sky-high rates aren't a hypothetical but the unavoidable reality? The current system is a caste system based on duration of ownership.

    The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure poor reasoning, and inhibit clarity. --Calvin & Hobbes

    by reid fan on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 01:09:55 AM PST

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    •  that's correct (1+ / 0-)
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      Shane Hensinger

      there are some serious inequities in how property taxes are apportioned and that is an important discussion to have.

      the problem right now, which most of the nitwit state employees don't seem to understand, is that current services are being hurt DIRECTLY as a result of taxpayers having to fund pensions.

      for some reason this turns into a "you RW troll, you hate state employees".

      my point, as it has always been, is that this is a PR and fiscal disaster.

      people associate these pensions with a deterioration in services with the state employee pensions - and, at least in my state, they are RIGHT.

      denial ain't a river in Egypt.

      big badda boom : GRB 090423

      by squarewheel on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 08:50:02 AM PST

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