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Taxation without representation!!!

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LOL at those teabagging morons.

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You seemed to be pro-teabagging last night...

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only if they are huge teabags

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only if they are huge teabags

Step right up. ('specially after I mow the lawn on a hot summer day.)

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Don't discount the masses. Despite some flawed ideas behind the origins of these gatherings, the more I read (and it is hard to find these articles), the more I am learning that there are a lot of people in this country who are upset to down right mad. Granted some of it is a spillover from Bush but mostly the anger is directed at this administration right on down to the state politics. Watching CNN, CBS, etc. you might think that there are probably only a couple of million (at most) of these people around the country who are very upset. I can tell you for a fact that number is easily in the tens of millions and growing.

In my home county, the commissioners decided to re-evaluate our property values. It was the first time in six years. They mainly used comparative sales figures (known as comps) from 2006 & 2007 as a basis (the peak years of the real estate boom). So a few months ago everybody saw their values go up 30-75% even though their real estate is now dropping in value. The outrage is huge around here and our local elected officials are not doing anything to ease our concerns as to what our tax bills may look like this fall. A lot of local people have no problem supporting these tea parties because they are seeing things they don't like on all levels.

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I despise populism.

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So a few months ago everybody saw their values go up 30-75% even though their real estate is now dropping in value.

I was looking at RE transfers online when I got my property tax bill this year and I was ASTOUNDED at how high ours was compared to some houses that were around the same size, condition, property acreage, style, and age as ours. But, they SAY on their site you can't challenge them. I'm not sure that's correct though, just a deterrent. Honestly, I don't mind the higher property tax bill as much in our township because we have no income tax. If we had income tax also, I would be raging pissed.

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Don't discount the masses. Despite some flawed ideas behind the origins of these gatherings, the more I read (and it is hard to find these articles), the more I am learning that there are a lot of people in this country who are upset to down right mad. Granted some of it is a spillover from Bush but mostly the anger is directed at this administration right on down to the state politics. Watching CNN, CBS, etc. you might think that there are probably only a couple of million (at most) of these people around the country who are very upset. I can tell you for a fact that number is easily in the tens of millions and growing.

hahahahahaahhahha

The tens of millions who voted for McCain???

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I was looking at RE transfers online when I got my property tax bill this year and I was ASTOUNDED at how high ours was compared to some houses that were around the same size, condition, property acreage, style, and age as ours. But, they SAY on their site you can't challenge them. I'm not sure that's correct though, just a deterrent. Honestly, I don't mind the higher property tax bill as much in our township because we have no income tax. If we had income tax also, I would be raging pissed.

You're in Cuyahoga Cty. aren't you? (Not a stalker, I just know Vampi)

I have family in Stark Cty. and their property taxes are traditionally very low. I wonder if they are getting this hit? Or is it just Township related?

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Panthro, 69 million people voted for Obama and 62 million voted for McCain. That means for every 10 who voted Obama, nine voted McCain.

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I wonder what people were called who opposed and protested against Bush's policy.....Oh yeah they were Un-American.

I hope these people keep fighting for Warren Buffett and Paris Hilton

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You're in Cuyahoga Cty. aren't you? (Not a stalker, I just know Vampi)

I have family in Stark Cty. and their property taxes are traditionally very low. I wonder if they are getting this hit? Or is it just Township related?

We're in Geauga cty. Cuyahoga county taxes are RUINOUS in sales tax and property tax. But income taxes locally are a function of being a township (don't have them) vs. city or village (have them). Geauga county doesn't have many cities or villages. And they have fewer population wise than Cuyahoga. Ohio state income tax blows also. Another reason to move to Tenn. :)

We couldn't have our small business in Cuyahoga, we've been declining in income as it is and the taxes are horrendous (we have to pay PA also).

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