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hendo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-04-10 09:47 PM
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61. Because the county does not offer FD protection
In the main thread there are numerous links to the county government Apparently they used to charge a fee but there was no way for the fire department to legally collect it.

I am all for having a FD tax, but in situations where a FD tax does not exist there is a fee to be paid.

You cannot buy health insurance that will pay after you are already sick; or auto insurance that will pay after a car accident.

The system is not perfect and this county did not tax for a FD, it's that simple.
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  -Pardon me I am confused, is this DU? SargeUNN  Oct-04-10 09:06 PM   #0 
  - While i totaly get the sentiment  Egnever   Oct-04-10 09:08 PM   #1 
  - This is like the HCR debate  DJ13   Oct-04-10 09:19 PM   #15 
  - A city cannot tax people outside city limits. NT  hendo   Oct-04-10 09:57 PM   #86 
     - No, but the county can. n/t  ingac70   Oct-04-10 10:05 PM   #93 
        - Well then they should.  DURHAM D   Oct-04-10 10:16 PM   #106 
  - Having a brain fart when paying a once a year bill does not equal  eridani   Oct-04-10 09:20 PM   #18 
  - We protect people from their dumb choices all the time.  EFerrari   Oct-04-10 09:31 PM   #25 
     - I think as a species, we're  WeekendWarrior   Oct-04-10 10:55 PM   # 
        - LOL.  EFerrari   Oct-04-10 10:58 PM   #125 
  - I don't hate the man from TN  dsc   Oct-04-10 09:08 PM   #2 
  - I agree. And it appears to me that this thread is the functional equivalent of calling somebody out  merqz   Oct-04-10 09:10 PM   #4 
  - Who is the OP calling out? The OP is providing one side just as the other threads provided  rhett o rick   Oct-04-10 09:41 PM   #49 
  - Ooops, his baby died because he forgot to pay $75 tax.  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 09:47 PM   #60 
     - I feel bad for him  dsc   Oct-04-10 09:49 PM   #65 
        - several pets died  Tunkamerica   Oct-04-10 09:58 PM   #89 
        - His dogs and a cat were effectively murdered by the fire dept.  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 10:13 PM   #105 
  - this is not Liberal Underground. This is Democratic Underground.  provis99   Oct-04-10 09:09 PM   #3 
  - It wasn't "the" fire department, it was an abused neighboring city fire department  divideandconquer   Oct-04-10 09:19 PM   #14 
  - And had they saved that house, they would have had a customer,  EFerrari   Oct-04-10 09:34 PM   #34 
  - but, if they put out the fire, no one would pay the $75 fee. NT  hendo   Oct-04-10 09:58 PM   #88 
     - Nonsense. Most people would send in the money just like in any group  EFerrari   Oct-04-10 10:00 PM   #92 
     - What about tacking a $500 bill afterward? Wouldn't that work?  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Oct-04-10 11:41 PM   #152 
  - Yep, I'm surprised they didn't have a volunteer FD. That's what we had when  Better Today   Oct-04-10 09:37 PM   #38 
  - So you concur with the fire dept watching the home burn down? If so, very cold man. nm  rhett o rick   Oct-04-10 09:42 PM   #50 
  - It sure as Hell is not Ayn Rand Libertarian Underground.  Yeshuah Ben Joseph   Oct-04-10 09:37 PM   #39 
     - Not so sure.  rhett o rick   Oct-04-10 09:45 PM   #56 
     - Sad but true.  Yeshuah Ben Joseph   Oct-04-10 09:46 PM   #57 
     - What new thread? Link? nm  rhett o rick   Oct-04-10 09:57 PM   #84 
        - Ask and ye shall recieve  Yeshuah Ben Joseph   Oct-04-10 10:54 PM   #119 
     - "There number is negligible and they are stupid" - Eisenhower  Greyhound   Oct-04-10 10:00 PM   #91 
     - NO, Libertarian would be if we supported that system. We don't. BUT- since that is the system  KittyWampus   Oct-04-10 11:13 PM   #140 
     - Exactly  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 10:52 PM   #118 
  - Here is my defination I accept and I think it defines real Democrats  SargeUNN   Oct-04-10 09:12 PM   #5 
  - That's why democrats believe that essential services should  marybourg   Oct-04-10 09:32 PM   #28 
  - Who on DU was saying that they had no sympathy for the person who lost his house?  bluestateguy   Oct-04-10 09:12 PM   #6 
  - Check this thread  dflprincess   Oct-04-10 09:16 PM   #12 
     - they didn't recieve tax money from him  dsc   Oct-04-10 09:20 PM   #17 
        - I have no children, but I have no problem with paying taxes for public schools  dflprincess   Oct-04-10 09:23 PM   #20 
        - from what I have read  dsc   Oct-04-10 09:33 PM   #31 
        - I do not have a link  Angry Dragon   Oct-04-10 09:34 PM   #36 
        - Am I my brother's keeper?  Dyedinthewoolliberal   Oct-04-10 09:40 PM   #43 
        - I have absolutely no problem with my taxes going towards putting out house fires. nt  ZombieHorde   Oct-04-10 09:40 PM   #44 
        - No need for it to happen. The fire department shows up, puts out the fire, and collects $75  eridani   Oct-04-10 09:41 PM   #47 
        - then no one would ever pay the $75  dsc   Oct-04-10 09:44 PM   #52 
        - That's what they did before, charge $500  tammywammy   Oct-04-10 09:53 PM   #74 
           - "The city had no ability to force collections." That is wrong. Fix that by letting houses burn down.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Oct-04-10 11:42 PM   #153 
        - EXACTLY! On Olbermann, the man said he basically told them "I'll pay you WHATEVER YOU  Grown2Hate   Oct-04-10 09:48 PM   #62 
           - As would anyone who didn't pay the fee but found their house on fire.  KittyWampus   Oct-04-10 11:15 PM   #141 
              - ...and their dog and cats being burned alive.  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 11:21 PM   #144 
        - Man, I've never heard a supposed liberal sound so heartless in my entire life  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 09:50 PM   #66 
           - a fire department can't survive without money  dsc   Oct-04-10 09:53 PM   #75 
              - OMG. Inhuman. Vile. Despicable. Disgusting. Heartless. Inhuman.  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 09:56 PM   #82 
  - false premise much?  DURHAM D   Oct-04-10 09:13 PM   #7 
  - Watch the interview, then read the responses here.  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 09:52 PM   #69 
  - Yes! Why bash the man or the fire fighters, when we can bash DUers!  leftstreet   Oct-04-10 09:13 PM   #8 
  - . . .  EFerrari   Oct-04-10 09:17 PM   #13 
  - Nice call-out thread.  apocalypsehow   Oct-04-10 09:13 PM   #9 
  - so what  Pisces   Oct-04-10 09:34 PM   #35 
  - The ones making those remarks must be rich repubs slumming, because  valerief   Oct-04-10 09:15 PM   #10 
  - They just understand what happens  hendo   Oct-04-10 09:25 PM   #21 
     - Why isn't it covered in taxes? You know, taxes for the common good. That's the failure.  valerief   Oct-04-10 09:30 PM   #24 
     - Because the city has no authority to levy taxes on people in the surrounding county.  JVS   Oct-04-10 09:31 PM   #26 
     - Change the laws! How hard is it to legislate for the common good? nt  valerief   Oct-04-10 09:34 PM   #32 
        - The county made its decision.  JVS   Oct-04-10 09:38 PM   #40 
        - Obviously very.  DURHAM D   Oct-04-10 09:47 PM   #59 
        - A city can never tax people who live outside the city  hendo   Oct-04-10 09:48 PM   #64 
           - But they can present bills for services. n/t  EFerrari   Oct-04-10 09:54 PM   #76 
           - According to a response in the main thread  hendo   Oct-04-10 10:07 PM   #96 
              - That article doesn't say that. And of course they can collect.  EFerrari   Oct-04-10 10:11 PM   #102 
           - A county can have a county fire department with county taxes. Duh. nt  valerief   Oct-04-10 09:56 PM   #83 
              - Are you purposefully ignoring the primary thread?  hendo   Oct-04-10 10:07 PM   #95 
     - Because the county does not offer FD protection  hendo   Oct-04-10 09:47 PM   #61 
        - The entire premise is fucking stupid.  eilen   Oct-04-10 10:11 PM   #101 
     - Or you didn't have the money for one month. That ought to be a death sentence, right?  eridani   Oct-04-10 09:43 PM   #51 
     - Its hard to make that case 9 months too late.  hendo   Oct-04-10 09:55 PM   #79 
     - That's ridiculous. You don't let someone's life burn down for $75.  EFerrari   Oct-04-10 09:44 PM   #53 
        - Republicans do it for shits and giggles. nt  valerief   Oct-04-10 09:57 PM   #85 
  - No sympathy?  flvegan   Oct-04-10 09:15 PM   #11 
  - i have a hard time mustering up sympathy  elana i am   Oct-04-10 09:19 PM   #16 
  - His dogs and a cat DIED unnecessarily. Could have been a human.  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 09:53 PM   #73 
  - Agreed. I'm surprised anyone, anywhere, would support letting someone's house burn down  Puregonzo1188   Oct-04-10 09:21 PM   #19 
  - the man made the decision to allow his house to burn down when he chose not to buy fire service.  seabeyond   Oct-04-10 09:48 PM   #63 
  - There are a lot of people on this board who appear to be doing their best to make Progressives &  patrice   Oct-04-10 09:28 PM   #22 
  - I got a late notice on my sewer bill this month  eridani   Oct-04-10 09:30 PM   #23 
  - Did the city send your sewage back?  GoneOffShore   Oct-04-10 09:36 PM   #37 
  - Who made you the arbiter of what's liberal and what's a reasonable position?  Stinky The Clown   Oct-04-10 09:32 PM   #27 
  - You agree that a liberal can support watching a house burn down - dogs and a cat dying inside?  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 10:45 PM   #113 
     - I can support a fire department doing what is necessary to keep itself solvent financially. Too bad  KittyWampus   Oct-04-10 10:57 PM   #123 
     - That's considered right-wing thinking  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 11:01 PM   #129 
        - NO, that's considered reality in a place that doesn't have a volunteer fire department  KittyWampus   Oct-04-10 11:04 PM   #133 
           - Good luck with that  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 11:08 PM   #136 
     - If someone with honest motives asks me that question, I'd give an honest answer.  Stinky The Clown   Oct-04-10 11:01 PM   #128 
        - lol  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 11:02 PM   #131 
  - Wow, you do not have a logical brain cell in your head!  KansasVoter   Oct-04-10 09:33 PM   #29 
  - Well said.  DURHAM D   Oct-04-10 09:52 PM   #71 
  - Enjoy the smell of burning animals much?  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 10:48 PM   #115 
     - You are not tracking well. nt  DURHAM D   Oct-04-10 10:54 PM   #120 
        - At least I'm a compassionate liberal (i.e. - I have a heart)  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 10:57 PM   #124 
  - Mmmm, I support death like in a 3rd world country or 19th century America  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 10:47 PM   #114 
  - He made a conscious decision not to pay his taxes.  Swede   Oct-04-10 09:33 PM   #30 
  - No, he forgot to send the money in. Very different n/t  eridani   Oct-04-10 09:39 PM   #42 
  - There's probably a lawsuit here.  EFerrari   Oct-04-10 09:41 PM   #46 
  - I think he would lose a lawsuit  tammywammy   Oct-04-10 09:51 PM   #67 
     - It's very likely that being at the scene of a fire and not intervening  EFerrari   Oct-04-10 09:56 PM   #81 
        - the guy mentioned that it had happened before to his boy  mitchtv   Oct-04-10 10:18 PM   #107 
           - I guess we should be happy that no one roasted a pig in the embers  EFerrari   Oct-04-10 10:20 PM   #109 
  - Yeah,he forgot. That's the ticket.  Swede   Oct-04-10 09:41 PM   #48 
     - I'm sure you always pay assessments that come only once a year  eridani   Oct-04-10 09:44 PM   #54 
        - That's why they did follow up phone calls n/t  tammywammy   Oct-04-10 09:52 PM   #68 
        - He was mailed a notice,then the county called all to remind  Swede   Oct-04-10 09:58 PM   #90 
  - I am saddened by that attitude. What ever the reason, he shouldnt of had to pay with his house, his  rhett o rick   Oct-04-10 09:56 PM   #80 
     - His son had a fire,he was reminded twice about the fee,so he knew.  Swede   Oct-04-10 10:59 PM   #126 
  - Hey Sarge. Thanks for pointing this out.  pa28   Oct-04-10 09:34 PM   #33 
  - With you Sarge  lifesbeautifulmagic   Oct-04-10 09:39 PM   #41 
  - Damn Skippy. nt  MrScorpio   Oct-04-10 09:41 PM   #45 
  - I agree 1000%  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 09:45 PM   #55 
  - Yeah, I know. I was shocked by attitudes on another thread  eilen   Oct-04-10 10:19 PM   #108 
  - the man made his decision not to have fire service. HE made the decision. HE said NO  seabeyond   Oct-04-10 09:47 PM   #58 
  - Because people make stupid decisions all the time  EFerrari   Oct-04-10 09:52 PM   #70 
  - He called them and they refused to come  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 09:55 PM   #78 
  - Thank you.  timber84   Oct-04-10 10:08 PM   #97 
  - You're not alone.  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 10:11 PM   #103 
  - did he also say that his son "forgot" to pay too. had a fire and was able to pay after? nt  seabeyond   Oct-04-10 11:44 PM   #154 
     - Keep making excuses for privatized libertarian "19th Century" thinking  HughMoran   Oct-05-10 12:06 AM   #157 
  - Did he actually say "No, I don't want fire service"? -  lynne   Oct-04-10 10:08 PM   #98 
  - DUers sympathy for people often rivals the Freepers.  Forkboy   Oct-04-10 09:52 PM   #72 
  - Thank you.  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 09:58 PM   #87 
  - Lord of the Files.  EFerrari   Oct-04-10 10:21 PM   #111 
  - Where's the sympathy for the FIRE DEPARTMENT? You know, the people who need equpiment  KittyWampus   Oct-04-10 11:00 PM   #127 
     - Why, did their equipment burn down, too?  EFerrari   Oct-04-10 11:01 PM   #130 
     - The same FD that refused payment when he offered it?  Posteritatis   Oct-04-10 11:10 PM   #138 
        - LOL! How exactly is the Fire Dept. supposed to be funded if people only pay when their house is on  KittyWampus   Oct-04-10 11:11 PM   #139 
  - The house fire responses confused me as well.  Zax2me   Oct-04-10 09:55 PM   #77 
  - K&R. We rarely agree on anything, but this is just absurd.  Greyhound   Oct-04-10 10:05 PM   #94 
  - Auto-Unrec for presuming to say who belongs on DU and who does not  slackmaster   Oct-04-10 10:09 PM   #99 
  - So you support murdering of pets due to forgetting to pay $75 fee?  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 10:50 PM   #117 
  - The point of that article is that's what happens when government ISN'T involved.  Zoeisright   Oct-04-10 10:09 PM   #100 
  - They do have it ass backwards. One of them said this is what SOCIALISTS  EFerrari   Oct-04-10 10:13 PM   #104 
  - If you have a problem with the posts here, either become an admin or complain to one.  Zavulon   Oct-04-10 10:20 PM   #110 
  - If this man was late on his health insurance premium and went to the ER -  lynne   Oct-04-10 10:28 PM   #112 
  - I've seen plenty of posts here about people not getting the care they needed..  Fumesucker   Oct-04-10 10:49 PM   #116 
  - DU made a guess about his politics and decided that makes it okay. (nt)  Posteritatis   Oct-04-10 10:56 PM   #122 
  - These are the same people that argued Dr. Gates deserved to be arrested  EFerrari   Oct-04-10 11:03 PM   #132 
  - Of course. And if the firefighters had let someone die  Pithlet   Oct-04-10 11:08 PM   #135 
     - I wonder if there'd be an uproar if people decided the victims were Republicans. (nt)  Posteritatis   Oct-04-10 11:08 PM   #137 
        - What difference does it make? The county voted. They didn't want to pay  Pithlet   Oct-04-10 11:17 PM   #142 
           - I'm talking about this guy in particular, not "the county"  Posteritatis   Oct-04-10 11:21 PM   #143 
              - Yes, but you responded to me, and I wasn't.  Pithlet   Oct-04-10 11:32 PM   #148 
  - I'm reeling about this myself  Canuckistanian   Oct-04-10 10:55 PM   #121 
  - I know--I can't believe this either. People being glib about "choices" and "bad decisions".  TwilightGardener   Oct-04-10 11:06 PM   #134 
  - It's mind-numbing in it's cold-heartedness  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 11:25 PM   #146 
  - Sadly, the party and this webs site..  girl gone mad   Oct-04-10 11:24 PM   #145 
  - Many of the so-called progressive voices as well  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 11:27 PM   #147 
     - The consumer abuse/protection threads can be equally revealing  depakid   Oct-04-10 11:37 PM   #149 
  - Both sides of the coin  DonCoquixote   Oct-04-10 11:37 PM   #150 
  - Yes, we now have asterisk progressives.  TexasObserver   Oct-04-10 11:38 PM   #151 
  - What's wrong?  BlueCheese   Oct-04-10 11:48 PM   #155 
  - lol  HughMoran   Oct-04-10 11:53 PM   #156 
  - We're locking this  lazarus   Oct-05-10 12:11 AM   #158 
 

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