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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 02:06 PM
Response to Reply #50
51. Exactly.
So you replace the progressive real estate tax with a sales tax, a gasoline tax, sewer fees, water fees, etc. All of which are regressive. You're paying more, and Tom Cruise is paying less. How's that working out for you?
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  - This is tragic in more ways than I can even express...  hlthe2b   Jan-15-10 10:13 AM   #3 
     - Well stated!  hamsterjill   Jan-15-10 11:19 AM   #27 
  - The bank will collect the insurance  Turbineguy   Jan-15-10 10:12 AM   #2 
  - I have never let myself feel hatred, real hatred in my entire life.  Winterblues   Jan-15-10 10:17 AM   #8 
  - I cursed GWB for years...  JuniperLea   Jan-15-10 11:07 AM   #23 
  - Now that he's a "dead peasant"  izquierdista   Jan-15-10 10:24 AM   #10 
  - the good news is if he couldn't pay taxes, he probably stopped paying insurance too  northernlights   Jan-15-10 10:39 AM   #12 
  - Doubt insurance will pay on a suicide.  RebelOne   Jan-15-10 10:56 AM   #18 
  - The property insurance will pay the lender due to the fire...  JuniperLea   Jan-15-10 11:06 AM   #21 
  - Many life insurance companies will pay on a suicide AFTER the policy holder has held the  1monster   Jan-15-10 11:06 AM   #22 
  - thank would be horrible if the bank did not benefit from this tragedy...nt  LeftHander   Jan-15-10 11:07 AM   #24 
  - "Horse in stable condition"  phantom power   Jan-15-10 10:14 AM   #4 
  - Piss ant on Ignore  omega minimo   Jan-15-10 11:48 AM   #32 
  - How very mature  Occulus   Jan-15-10 01:02 PM   #47 
  - So strange how they would throw that in there.  Cali_Democrat   Jan-15-10 12:56 PM   #44 
     - They probably just wanted to make the pun  Occulus   Jan-15-10 01:03 PM   #48 
  - Guns solve problems. Best wishes to the horse.  sharesunited   Jan-15-10 10:15 AM   #5 
  - Yeah, it's a gun issue.  proteus_lives   Jan-15-10 02:10 PM   #52 
     - The only creature left living is a gun wound the assailant couldn't kill with.  sharesunited   Jan-15-10 10:08 PM   #56 
        - I'd call him hopeless.  proteus_lives   Jan-16-10 12:49 AM   #57 
           - He loved his horse more than he loved his wife.  sharesunited   Jan-16-10 01:03 AM   #59 
              - 'Scuse me. I believe in gun control, but this is an economic despair issue. Jesus...  Hekate   Jan-16-10 01:22 AM   #62 
              - You can despair and not be empowered to commit damage like this.  sharesunited   Jan-16-10 01:29 AM   #63 
              - Are you lazy or just willingly blind?  proteus_lives   Jan-16-10 11:50 AM   #64 
  - Those that hold the money don't see what's going on with Americans...  JuniperLea   Jan-15-10 10:17 AM   #6 
  - you are so right--and it's surreal, straddling both worlds  zazen   Jan-15-10 10:44 AM   #15 
     - I hear you...  JuniperLea   Jan-15-10 11:02 AM   #19 
        - yes--the disparity between expectations and new reality can push some over edge  zazen   Jan-15-10 11:19 AM   #28 
           - "far too proud"  JuniperLea   Jan-15-10 12:55 PM   #43 
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  - Third murder/suicide in three years in a population of just over 10,000  angstlessk   Jan-15-10 10:20 AM   #9 
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  - Can you provide a link to the proper location?  jberryhill   Jan-15-10 10:44 AM   #14 
  - yes  northernlights   Jan-15-10 12:18 PM   #38 
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  - Seriously...  JuniperLea   Jan-15-10 11:04 AM   #20 
  - that's fucking sad.  Soylent Brice   Jan-15-10 10:53 AM   #17 
  - The REAL SHAME is this is a UK publication  FreakinDJ   Jan-15-10 11:08 AM   #25 
  - What makes you think that?  Fla_Democrat   Jan-15-10 11:52 AM   #34 
  - I take it ignored is being a jerk?  northernlights   Jan-15-10 10:06 PM   #55 
  - You're thinking of the London Telegraph  northzax   Jan-15-10 12:09 PM   #36 
     - Exactly - my bad  FreakinDJ   Jan-15-10 12:17 PM   #37 
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  - What do you mean? You still own your home when you owe a balance on a mortgage loan.  Hassin Bin Sober   Jan-16-10 01:02 AM   #58 
  - Very sad.  alstephenson   Jan-15-10 11:25 AM   #29 
  - Well, other than shooting the horse..  mrbarber   Jan-15-10 11:41 AM   #30 
  - This needs to be a national story.  EmeraldCityGrl   Jan-15-10 11:47 AM   #31 
  - We need to understand why the house was foreclosed  taught_me_patience   Jan-15-10 11:52 AM   #33 
  - no, I really don't. the man's wife was dying. they could have at least waited for  cali   Jan-15-10 11:55 AM   #35 
  - "The Khourys owed about $11,000 for taxes from 2007 to 2009"  slackmaster   Jan-15-10 12:52 PM   #41 
     - medical expenses...  JuniperLea   Jan-15-10 12:58 PM   #46 
     - Prop 13 and the Gann Amendment  northzax   Jan-15-10 01:36 PM   #49 
        - As a working middle-class California homeowner, my taxes are much higher than the national average  slackmaster   Jan-15-10 01:39 PM   #50 
           - Exactly.  northzax   Jan-15-10 02:06 PM   #51 
              - The problem with that theory is an assumption that the legislature has some fiscal discipline  slackmaster   Jan-15-10 03:39 PM   #54 
  - The horse should get to live out the rest of his live on the property.  Xenotime   Jan-15-10 12:22 PM   #39 
  - I wonder if medical expenses aren't behind the story  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Jan-15-10 12:48 PM   #40 
  - Very likely  slackmaster   Jan-15-10 12:56 PM   #45 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-15-10 12:54 PM   #42 
  - ...  laylah   Jan-15-10 02:29 PM   #53 
  - dupe.  MarcoMcHairyPants   Jan-16-10 01:11 AM   #60 
  - This is really unfortunate  MarcoMcHairyPants   Jan-16-10 01:11 AM   #61 

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