Someone give me a real good reason for this. Help me understand, please. So, ya buy a house, right. For most of us, it's the biggest purchase of our life. Some say "home is where the heart is", and some say it's "a noose around your neck". Well, the payment, anyway. Well it's that time of year:
So you bought a house. Now, you owe the government. You OWE them. And if ya don't pay up, you'll get penalized. Ever seen the breakdown on these bad boys? Wait a second, I thought the library was free! Oh ho no sister. You pay $100 a year, whether you buy books from Amazon or
Wait a second: I've owned my house now for 3 years last month, and I've paid, what? $1,188.95 per year to the school district? But my kids don't go to school, yet. I thought public education was free. What about all that other tax money that goes to schools? My parents haven't had anyone in public school for 8 years; can they have their $9,511.60 back? They could buy a new Rhino with that.
"Oh come on. People need help. You need to help out with the schools whether you have kids in there or not." Aw, everyone helping each other; how sweet. Mandatory, forced charity. Hold on, isn't that. . . dare I say it. . . socialism?
Wait: I'm paying for sewer and water again? Don't I pay for that monthly, with taxes added to every bill?
Well, let's see here: fine. I'll pay for mosquito control 'cause I certainly do hate mosquito's.
Clark Planetarium?? I don't even know where that is. We're paying for that? Can I have a refund on the flood control portion? There wasn't any floods this time around (or last year, or last year, or last year. . . )
If you live in a different state and you've got a higher tax bill, I'd love to hear! Unless it's none of my darn business, that is, and you can certainly say so.