You know the doo-doo must really be hitting the fan when there are at least two lengthy articles in the Courier (Oct. 6) attempting to gloss over the outrageous school districts’ property tax increases.
In my particular case, school tax assessments were increased 165 percent.
I don’t think my property’s value increased an equal amount, especially in a depressed economy. In fact, my home’s worth has probably decreased.
To his credit, Courier Assistant Editor Jon Johnson invoked a familiar quote from old Ben Franklin: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
Perhaps, but maybe Jon should have also included the historical fact that our ancestors began punching bullet holes in the fancy red coats of the British soldiers due, at least in part, to the taxation policies of the king.
Hope we don’t have to go through that again!