This is truly a condition of government run rampant. I just received my 2001 property tax statement. My home assessment went up $80,500 in one year! When I spoke with the specific appraiser, she started explaining the process to me. I don’t care about the process. The fact is that the budget is decided and then we are taxed according to the number of homes. My assessment should, instead, be a condition of benefits provided by the local and state government.
I have to sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic on Highway 9 at 6 a.m. on lousy roads that haven’t been expanded in 20 years, while my elected officials start at 9 a.m. and tell me I should ride a train that doesn’t provide service anywhere within 30 miles of where I need to go. I almost believe it’s a planned effort to keep the honest working citizen so busy just paying his bills and sitting in traffic that he can no longer watchdog the growing culture of building the government machinery. I, for one, am no longer assuming my elected officials have the best intentions. They no longer listen and they think they are miniature gods. It’s time to wipe the slate and elect new and responsible public servants instead.
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