florida property taxes: Cities Raising Taxes -- They Don't Get It! - 02/11/08 11:45 PM
Having my coffee this morning and reading the local Sun-Sentinel I was floored by the article on the front page of Section B.  You can read it here http://www.sun-sentinel.com/.  71% of the voters in this county and 64% state wide voted for Amendment 1, yet here we go with more tax requests.  I fired off the following letter to the editor and I'd like your ideas:
 
I just finished reading Juan Ortega's Tuesday front page article Some cities considering tax increases.  I can not believe the audacity of these politicians. Three quarters of the voter told them by approving Amendment 1 that … (8 comments)

florida property taxes: Florida Voting Mid-Day Update - 01/29/08 02:50 AM
Hi all,
 I've been standing at Precinct G002 and G023 all morning and the vote is pretty heavy in Margate.  Tough to tell how the Amendment 1 vote is going.  Younger homeowners are almost all a YES while the 55 and over Condo crowd is a NO.
This is going to be extremely close.  If you haven't voted yourself please get out there and cast your vote yes on 1 -- and take a friend with you -- and tell ten people to vote yes on your way !!
 
Going to grab a sandwich and head back outside - more updates later in the … (0 comments)

florida property taxes: Floridians, Did your revenue double in the past 5 years? - 01/28/08 02:13 AM
Just a rhetorical question this morning... In the state of Florida Property Tax Collections nearly doubled from $16 billion to $30.2 billion from 2001 to 2006, yet the vote tomorrow on Property Tax Reform is expected to be a squeaker?
 WAKE UP VOTERS!  The city and state governments have been riding the "gravey train" created by the increases in property values and it's time to say enough is enough.  Did they spend responsibly over the past 5 years? My opinion is they just spent and spent it all.
IT's time for the Florida Tea Party and while I submit that Amendment One doesn't … (0 comments)

florida property taxes: Did your revenue double since 2001? - 01/28/08 02:09 AM
Just a rhetorical question this morning... In the state of Florida Property Tax Collections nearly doubled from $16 billion to $30.2 billion from 2001 to 2006, yet the vote tomorrow on Property Tax Reform is expected to be a squeaker?
 WAKE UP VOTERS!  The city and state governments have been riding the "gravey train" created by the increases in property values and it's time to say enough is enough.  Did they spend responsibly over the past 5 years? My opinion is they just spent and spent it all.
IT's time for the Florida Tea Party and while I submit that Amendment One doesn't … (0 comments)

 

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