Thursday, September 1, 2016

Q the Eye/09.01.16

Dear LakeCountyEye,

So if everyone stopped paying their taxes they would have to shut down all the jails. And then they couldn't jail anyone for not paying their taxes.

Are you on board?

Taxed Enough Already
Dear Teed Off,Ὥρος Hōros

Absolutely no one hates to pay taxes more than your LakeCountyEye. The property tax bill is due this week in Lake County, and you could express your displeasure like one particular group of trumbolones did ...
A small group of suburban residents protested their rising property taxes Tuesday at the Lake County treasurer's office by paying with stacks of one-dollar bills. Ten people participated in the orderly protest, organized by a group called Illinois Tax Revolution.
Protesters pay Lake County taxes with dollar bills
Note to Ops: If you do pay your taxes in one-dollar bills, be sure to count each bill individually, out loud. And don't forget to get your receipt!

Now, anyone who has ever carpooled with circus folk will have heard that some trained animals are smarter than others. Most animals bite the stick when you beat them. The smarter animals bite you.

Haha, so if you're a low-information taxpayer, don't make the mistake of biting the stick. Do the smart thing and reduce your tax bill, instead. Either by challenging your assessment. Or by voting-in a Township Assessor who promises to under-value your home. Or even by petitioning to dissolve your local taxing bodies -- your Library District, for instance. C'mon, who reads books any more?

Or you could follow the lead of the Illinois Tax Revolution, instead -- an organization that (your LakeCountyEye notes) has a steering committee manned solely by McHenry County operatives.

Nuff said!

If you are an elected official, or a previously elected official, or just a private citizen under indictment, send your political questions to Q the Eye c/o ...

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