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#1 Zod

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 08:03 AM

LOL at those teabagging morons.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 08:04 AM

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

#3 Zod

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 08:05 AM

only if they are huge teabags

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 08:08 AM

only if they are huge teabags


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

#5 Murph

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 08:14 AM

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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Posted 17 April 2009 - 08:16 AM

I despise populism.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 08:29 AM

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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Posted 17 April 2009 - 08:29 AM

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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Posted 17 April 2009 - 08:32 AM

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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Posted 17 April 2009 - 08:32 AM

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