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Opinion - February 6, 2009

Letters to the Editor

Binkley story failed to give the facts

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Posted by anon, a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 14, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Barry and Diane Cavanaugh: as "established homeowners" you can take some of your Prop 13 savings to water your plants with European mineral water if you like.

And congratulations, you made front page on burbed: Web Link

Posted by Randall Flagg, a resident of North Whisman
on Feb 15, 2009 at 12:51 am

Barry and Diane Cavanaugh don't own their home here. There is only one homeowner here. If you want to find out who owns your home, just stop paying the property taxes on it.

Posted by wha?, a resident of another community
on Feb 15, 2009 at 10:38 pm

paying taxes = government ownership?
not paying taxes = your ownership?

Taxes aren't a punishment or form of control or showing who's boss. They're part of a social contract we're all in. Some of us are too childish to play, but for the contract to work, the rest of us make them play anyway.

It's not the guvmint owns your house, Randall. It's your neighbors and you together. You'd take all your own marbles and go home, but then you'd live in some crappy place where your home has no value.