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South Florida mayors want to secede from the state?

Ah… My local big government liberal politicians are making noise again! For those of you who do not live in Florida and may have caught wind of it on the national news I’ll take you through it.

The southeastern part of the state of Florida where I live is where the bulk of the population, and the bulk of the money (very little of it mine) resides. We pay more taxes to the state than people in the rest of state. Our local politicians say we aren’t getting the money back that we put in.

That made me stop and think… Isn’t this what big government liberals are all about in the first place??? Except this time it is US who are rich being stolen from to fund government programs for the poor. They don’t like it much when the script is flipped on them.

This is just makes me realize the futility of our local governments. They can’t do anything right but people still have no problem with giving them money. They even seem to have forgotten about the 2000 election that they so royally screwed up. For those of you who do not reside here. We non big government locals often refer to our region as “The people’s republic of South Florida.” Government is everywhere here and most of us just live with it.

Recently in our state we had a vote on the”Homestead Exemption”. That gives homeowners a chance to lower their property taxes by making a certain percent of your home’s value immune from taxation. For example if you have a 200,000 dollar house your taxable value would be 150,000. Our local governments exploded in frustration over this. We the people voted on it and now most of these local governments are trying to run the end around it any way they can. Some cities are refusing to comply, and others are trying to secede. Be glad you live somewhere else. This is not a good place for freedom. But the weather is nice!

Check out this link to my local newspaper,0,622463.story


May 6, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments