Mozarts sue Palo Alto over BMR housing Other Issues, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Mar 29, 2010 at 2:57 pm
Following in his father's footsteps, Forrest Mozart filed a lawsuit against Palo Alto this month, claiming that the city's affordable housing program is illegal and amounts to a "special tax" against developers.
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Posted by Ben, a resident of the Monta Loma neighborhood, on Mar 29, 2010 at 2:57 pm
Since when has a developer (or most business) paid any taxes that they did not pass on, as much as the market could bear, to the person at the end of the line? Just like the NY big banker’s payback of the TARP funds. They got the payback from charging their customers more (consider it a tax on the customer). Or, from barrowing money from the Government at almost zero percent rate and then buying higher interest treasury notes while still paying higher bonuses to the top people. What a money making scheme – really just a wealth transfer machine! The taxpayers get hit to pay the interest back to the scheming banks. The greedy always finds a way to complain they are paying a tax (or want taxes reduced – the TEA Party leaders) which they never really pay out of there pockets anyway.