The Big Think

June 1, 2014

From the I-can’t-believe-they-said-it department

Filed under: Politics — jasony @ 12:23 pm

Property tax appraisals here in Austin came through a few weeks ago and the increases were intense. We personally know people who had annual property tax increases of $8000. On top of what they were already paying.

The front page of the Austin American Statesman’s above-the-fold article contains the following quote:

“Its not because I don’t like paying taxes”, said Gardner, who attended both [tax complaint] meetings. “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 can’t afford to live here any more.”

Apparently said without the slightest awareness of irony.

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