Some local Republicans are doing some major league pandering; and it sickens me.
According to WANE TV:
Basically State Senator David Long and State Representatives Matt Bell and Jeff Espich (All Republicans) are asking the State (Mitch Daniels) to reassess all of the property in Aboite Township.
What a stupid, stupid idea.
I remember back when the Pine Valley area (Where I live) was annexed into the City in 2003. The following year, according to the Allen County Assessor, those parts of Perry Township that were annexed into Fort Wayne experienced property tax increases of an average of 66%. There was no outcry from our elected officials.
Aboite gets annexed and has a property tax increase of 57% and press conferences are being held etc. Give me a break.
I am extremely disappointed in these three Republicans. They are pandering.
They had the power to do something about everyone's property taxes for as long as they have been in office. They have neglected to do so.
Please realize that it is not the State's problem in general; it is local government's problem. The State of Indiana needs to follow the plan I have outlined on this blog. We have to split local and State functions and taxes so that these two sets of elected officials quit blaming each other for the tax increases!