We just voted for a levy, right?

This area is for discussions that do not fit into the formal firearms discussions of the website. Common sense and non-controversial contributions are expected. Certain topics are forbidden. See the forum rules for more details.

Moderators: Coordinators, Moderators

We just voted for a levy, right?

Postby bignflnut » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:48 pm

Ah, the day after voting...how many new and renewed taxes just passed?
An 83-year-old retired engineer in Michigan underpaid his property taxes by $8.41. In response, Oakland County seized his property, auctioned it off to settle the debt, and pocketed nearly $24,500 in excess revenue from the sale.

Under Michigan law, it was all legal. And hardly uncommon.


Just so you know, you voted to have someone else's home taken from them, by force, over the smallest sums of cash. #Merica #MAGA
Which means there will be more people like Uri Rafeali, who lost a home over an $8.41 mistake. His property, bought as an investment, is valued at an estimated $136,000. The penalty imposed by Oakland County was more than 8,000 percent greater than the underlying debt.

But today, while the legal battle over its fate plays out, the house sits empty. It generates no tax revenue for the city or county. It earns no money for Rafaeli or his wife in their retirement.

"The Constitution was written to prevent the government from violating a right that preexists the Constitution," says Martin. "If this can happen to multimillionaires and to the poor, to the elderly….If this can happen to Mr. Rafaeli, it can happen to anyone."
“A free people claim their rights, as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.” -Thomas Jefferson, 1774
"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." - John Adams 1798
Tweed Ring: "...we should have all done more to elected Republicans..." Agreed
User avatar
bignflnut
 
Posts: 7153
Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:14 pm
Location: Under Naybob Tinfoil Bridge

Re: We just voted for a levy, right?

Postby Bruenor » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:04 pm

I didn't vote for the levies, but 5 out of 6 that were on our ballot passed. I not only get to pay a property tax to the local school system but an Income tax now as well. It's getting very expensive to live in this rural township.
Μολὼν λαβέ

"Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. . . Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them."

- Thomas Paine
User avatar
Bruenor
 
Posts: 6470
Joined: Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:03 pm
Location: Geneva, OH

Re: We just voted for a levy, right?

Postby BEAR! » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:53 pm

Americans now pay more in taxes than for food, housing and clothing combined,and yet still vote for new tax levies. :?
NRA Endowment Member
OFCC Member

"Life is tough, its even tougher when you're stupid"- John Wayne

http://theoldtimeway.blogspot.com/
User avatar
BEAR!
 
Posts: 3488
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:00 am
Location: S.W. Montgomery county

Re: We just voted for a levy, right?

Postby WhyNot » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:25 am

I have an ironclad 0 ''zero'' % ratio on voting for any & all taxes, renewals, increases, levies or other taketh from my wallet terms.

The life blood of all things politic is, CA$H.

Want to influence government? Access their wallet instead of the traditional vice versa (emphasis on vice 8) )
Acquisitions thus far:

Slingshot
Butter knife
Soda straw and peas
Sharpened pencil
Newspaper roll
water balloon (diversionary)

Yeah, I'm that good
WhyNot
 
Posts: 776
Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:23 am
Location: NW Ohio

Re: We just voted for a levy, right?

Postby TJW815 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:03 am

I’ve routinely been a thorn in the side of my local school boards. Want to pass a levy? Prove to me that you are spending the money you have wisely. Buying computers and iPads for EVERY staff member, not a wise expense. Sending a bus to pickup the superintendents friends kid from a couple district away, not a wise use.

Apply same logic to fire and police levies

Same logic for career city council members. Shouldn’t be a full time job in a small or even medium size city. Probably not in a large city.
User avatar
TJW815
 
Posts: 2447
Joined: Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:13 pm
Location: Warren County


Return to Jeff Kirchner's Korner

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest