#1 Austin Taxpayers Are Dumbfounded That They Have To Pay For the Services They Voted For by Eglman 04.06.2014 14:20

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This yearís property tax bills for residents of Austin, Texas have arrived and homeowners are not happy. Property taxes, along with real estate values, are dramatically higher, and concerns about affordability are making waves in the community.

One of the concerns is that the property tax system itself is to blame. The assertion is that homeowners have been unfairly burdened by the increased taxes as a result of burgeoning property values.

But there is more going on than just a dysfunctional tax system. Residents have voted for a bunch of stuff that costs money and now theyíre getting billed for it. One homeowner, completely missing the irony of the words coming out of his mouth, said:

Iím at the breaking point.

Itís not because I donít like paying taxes.

I have voted for every park, every library, all the school improvements, for light rail, for anything that will make this city better.

But now I canít afford to live here anymore. Iíll protest my appraisal notice, but thatís not enough. Someone needs to step in and address the big picture.


Turns out, you canít have your park, library, school improvements, light rail and not pay for them too.

http://www.ijreview.com/2014/06/144485-a...ay-stuff-voted/

#2 RE: Austin Taxpayers Are Dumbfounded That They Have To Pay For the Services They Voted For by Cincinnatus 04.06.2014 15:16

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WHAT? "Turns out, you canít have your park, library, school improvements, light rail and not pay for them too."

But I thought when Zero became President everything was going to be free.

You have to pay for stuff?

#3 RE: Austin Taxpayers Are Dumbfounded That They Have To Pay For the Services They Voted For by ThirstyMan 04.06.2014 15:59

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" Itís not because I donít like paying taxes. I have voted for every park, every library, all the school improvements, for light rail, for anything that will make this city better. But now I canít afford to live here anymore. Iíll protest my appraisal notice, but thatís not enough. Someone needs to step in and address the big picture."

How detached can one get from reality?



I guess that's the new "reality".

#4 RE: Austin Taxpayers Are Dumbfounded That They Have To Pay For the Services They Voted For by Sanguine 04.06.2014 22:30

Austin taxpayers are dumb....

#5 RE: Austin Taxpayers Are Dumbfounded That They Have To Pay For the Services They Voted For by Frank Cannon 04.06.2014 22:43

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The assertion is that homeowners have been unfairly burdened by the increased taxes as a result of burgeoning property values.



As the resident slumlord here, let me tell all the dumb asses renting who think they are not paying any taxes....you are. They are included in the rent, along with every other fee, tax, expense and some profit too.

#6 RE: Austin Taxpayers Are Dumbfounded That They Have To Pay For the Services They Voted For by Frank Cannon 04.06.2014 22:47

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Quote: Sanguine wrote in post #4
Austin taxpayers are dumb....


From what I have seen, everyone in Austin is dumb, just not the taxpayers....

#7 RE: Austin Taxpayers Are Dumbfounded That They Have To Pay For the Services They Voted For by Sanguine 05.06.2014 09:37

Lesli left us some time ago. He died a few years back.

#8 RE: Austin Taxpayers Are Dumbfounded That They Have To Pay For the Services They Voted For by Frank Cannon 05.06.2014 11:40

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Quote: Sanguine wrote in post #7
Lesli left us some time ago. He died a few years back.


So you live there? Don't tell me your daily conveyance is unicycle with a strobe light and that you wear a clown nose when you ride it.

#9 RE: Austin Taxpayers Are Dumbfounded That They Have To Pay For the Services They Voted For by Sanguine 05.06.2014 13:59

No, I would never tell you that, Frank.

I live outside of Austin. Makes working there much more pleasant.

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