Tax Caps provide backdoor referendum in decreasing home market

Comments on my post concerning the lower income elderly paying more in taxes even though their assessments were frozen and their property was decreasing in value prompted me to post the following clarification. Property taxes should pay for the services the taxpayers decide they want, not what legislators’ mandate, and then don’t fund. Salaries for teachers, police, firemen, drivers, infrastructure etc. should not be paid for through backdoor referendums, such as tax caps (PTELL), which don’t require the people’s input. The tax caps...

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Obama seeks college vote, skipping effects of national debt

A quote making the rounds on the internet from an observer sums up Obama’s campaign strategy, as follows: “Apparently, I’m supposed to be more angry about what Mitt Romney does with his own money, than what Barack Obama does with mine.” Obama is now seeking the young college vote by going from campus to campus telling the students how he understands their growing student loan debt, which averages somewhere around $25,000 and is nearing a total of almost one trillion dollars and how Obama will fix it all by lower...

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Million dollar lottery winner still cashing her food stamps

Speaking of undeserving recipients of redistributed income, word came out this week that a Michigan lottery winner was still using food stamps that she had received before the bonanza. After winning a $1 million lottery, buying a new house and a new car, Michigan resident Amanda Clayton was still using a Bridge Card worth $200 a month from taxpayers to buy food! Excerpt: “I thought that [the State] would cut me off [of food stamps], but since they didn’t I thought maybe it was ok because I’m not working … I won a...

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President Obama’s “Misery Index” after three years in office

After Obama’s inaugural address in January 2009, the president has seemed to reversed gears and started backing up the United States, in almost every facet of life. Obama owns this economy lock, stock and barrel, it’s no longer Bush’s economy and most Americans know it. A Heritage Foundation report 2012 Index of Dependence on Government shows an alarming trend under the Obama Administration of a level of dependence on our government that has never been seen before. Today, a full 70 percent of the federal government’s...

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Dropping out of school leads to miserable life

People who drop out of high school trail those who graduate in nearly every measureable aspect of life. An editorial in the Chicago Sun Times ought to be read by every student as early as possible time to demonstrate what happens when you drop out of school. Excerpt: On average, a high school dropout costs society $71,000 over their lifetime; essentially the amount they pay in taxes is dwarfed by the government benefits they receive, such as welfare and food stamps. Conversely, high school graduates pay $236,000 more in taxes than they take...

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