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Editor:

High taxes. That’s what happens when you vote for every park, pool, golf course, community center, bike path, and school building project. Voters don’t realize that voting for bond issues will mean higher taxes one way or another because these projects must be paid for.

I always vote no on anything that’s not an absolute necessity, because, sooner or later, you have to move because you can no longer afford the taxes. The liberals in Austin are paying now. I have no sympathy for them, just for the rest of us who got caught up in their insanity.

Not a homeowner? You still pay because the landlord just passes increases on to you in the form of higher rent. Keep that in mind when you are voting for special ballot proposals. Just say no.

Does PreK-SA ring a bell? S.A. mayor Julian Castro stuck us with that turkey and now he’s moving up to greener pastures in Washington. What is that if not wealth redistribution? Studies have shown pre-K doesn’t help kids in elementary school. They don’t show any learning advantages over kids that didn’t have pre-K.

I’m a victim right here in Wilson County, too, where my farm is located. It had some of the lowest taxes in the state when I bought it 10 years ago. That was before these (well meaning?) liberals took over, and Wilson County’s taxes now are higher than ever. Makes me want to sell my property.

Beware your local liberal economic development huckster. He or she can price you right out of your property. I did my homework before I bought here, but little did I know they were going to go ape in a few years.

RHONDA REICHEL

San Antonio
 

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Ken Semlinger  
Poth, TX  
June 13, 2014 1:33pm
 
Don't know. You can bet they will use the method that produces the most revenue.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
June 13, 2014 1:20pm
 
Ken.... Are they using that system in 2014 ?

 
Ken Semlinger  
Poth, TX  
June 13, 2014 1:00pm
 
If we elect common sense politicians who take their duty to the voters seriously and spent taxpayer dollars accordingly, there would probably be few gripes about tax valuations and taxes. By the way, market value is not the only ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
June 13, 2014 4:51am
 
Senior Citizen... I own ten plus acres in Wilson county. The price different between the type of land is not germane to this conversation. The market value for any particular property minus the exemptions determines the ... More ›

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
June 12, 2014 10:01pm
 
A cowardly Prairie Grouch belittles one who is not afraid to use her name. However, in response to the ag exemption comment, there is a vast different in land value when you compare land used to farming to land used in a housing ... More ›

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
June 12, 2014 8:36pm
 
Try selling farmland at the same price per acre as you would sell land for development of a subdivision. Vast difference!

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
June 12, 2014 7:51pm
 
Beji Amhoudi Real name ?????

 
James Branum  
Grand Prarie, TX  
June 12, 2014 7:44pm
 
AKA Prairie Grouch, Squawk Box and Chief Noetall. Grieve on Beji, Grieve on. :-)

 
Beji Amhoudi  
La Vernia  
June 12, 2014 5:54pm
 
> I grieve for you ... Says the loser that hides behind an anonymous post.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
June 12, 2014 3:59pm
 
Rhonda..... I grieve for you in your sad state of victimhood. Having to pay about $26.25 per month in taxes on a little over 21 acres of land with about 2100 square feet of sheds and bldgs. really must be a hardship. I ... More ›

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