"On a recent evening, more than 300 homeowners who are worried about their rising property tax bills filled First Unitarian Universalist Church in North Austin for a town hall meeting. If something doesn’t change, many said, they will soon be priced out of their homes."
That is never good.
"I’m at the breaking point,” said Gretchen Gardner, an Austin artist who bought a 1930s bungalow in the Bouldin neighborhood just south of downtown in 1991 and has watched her property tax bill soar to $8,500 this year.
“It’s not because I don’t like paying taxes,” said Gardner, who attended both meetings. “I have voted for every park, every library, all the school improvements, for light rail, for anything that will make this city better. But now I can’t afford to live here anymore. I’ll protest my appraisal notice, but that’s not enough. Someone needs to step in and address the big picture.'"
Really? You need someone to step in, and stop you from impoverishing yourself? Really? I could understand this if she were buying too much delicious food, and becoming fat, but paying taxes? What kind of ignorant bag of stupid would need an intervention to keep her from self imposing excessive taxes on . . . herself?
Look, this is easy, every time a measure appears on a ballot, if it requires more in property tax - VOTE NO! It is that simple, NO! Or just give in and keep voting for these idiotic spendthrift measures until you are in bankruptcy. I can't help you more then that.
Look, Sweetie, this is what happens when government runs out of "other peoples money." They come after your money. Did you really think you could live your entire life on the other side of the barrier? Sorry, there is not enough "other peoples money" to fund the ravenous appetite of government. There are not enough rich people to drain. There are simply not enough "other people" with money. You up, get batting.