Tax Revolt Gets On Ballot

We’re still celebrating. Davidson County voters will have a chance to vote on whether future property tax increases will have to be approved by voters. What that means is the humble taxpayer will be one step closer to the chance of just saying no.

   We’re still celebrating. Davidson County voters will have a chance to vote on whether future property tax increases will have to be approved by voters. What that means is the humble taxpayer will be one step closer to the chance of just saying no.

   Why is that significant?

   Our property taxes have been going sky hgh. Older people have been forced out of their nest eggs. Young people have not been able to afford certain area of town that used to be available to them. Those of us left in the middle have been squeezed and stretched by our elected officials like rubber bands. As we reached our breaking point our elected officials didn’t seem to care. They told us to stop complaining and keep those checks coming.

   What’s the attitude of the measure’s opponents?

   “I just don’t think that’s a repsonsible way for government to operate,” says Attorney Dewey Branstetter.

   Let me see if I understand what he’s saying. Is he implying he doesn’t think local governments should have to account to the taxpayers for every dollar spent?

   This movement is spreading across the county. Davidson County/Metro is only one example. Stay tuned as we keep you updated. This should be riveting.

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