Township assessors told their '08 budgets will survive was a headline in today's Indy Star with a picture of yours truly. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but I have a few more to add about my impressions from last night's meeting.
Citizens, there is absolutely no way on God's earth that the reasssments will be pulled off without major incident. Mark my words.
Those of you who know me, know that I am the woman pictured with this article and a volunteer for HOOSIERS FOR FAIR TAXATION and coordinate many of the rallies. It was my first assessor's budget meeting.
The presentations gave me a pit in my stomach because I know it is impossible for the city to pull off what it is supposed to do. Not only that, the administrative and collection process is a dearly expensive to the taxpayers of an already crippled city budget. Our assessors' office is DOOMED to get the new assessments completed on time, correctly, and within budget.
County Assessor, Greg Bowes told me the new assessments will not be perfect and that a 5% or 10% error is not bad. Do you want to be one of the homeowners with an error on your statement?
The county assessor only has until Feb. 1 2008 to complete all the new assessments. They testified that our new tax bills will change little if any. Greg Bowes is implementing a new computer system, organizing a new staff, and has to have it all done by Feb. 1st. You all do know what it takes to implement a new computer system, right?
We have not forgotten the DMV disaster that Governor Daniels inherited when he took office, have we? I'm not aware of even the toughest, smartest, and most advanced companies in the corporate sector being able to pull off the task set before Greg Bowes...let alone that the poor guy has to do his job within an inept, city bureaucracy.
If you want to get involved with other courageous patriots who plan to take back our city and state for the People, then get involved because we're organized and we need you. We intend to end property slavery in our state.We will get property tax repealed and we will lead the rest of the country in reform. You don't want to miss out on being a part of these exciting times of victory for the people.
We're organized and we have the tools we need. We just need more people and more people to show up at rallies, government meetings, and volunteer opportunities. Give a couple hours a week to attend a rally and you'll help make a big difference.
There is a reason why we are now national news.
NEXT INDIANA TEA PARTY - Sept 6th, downtown Indianapolis
Bring your tax assessments (or facsimillie) to the Pan Am Plaza at 7pm before the Sept 6th NFL opening game. We'll be there with the giant INDIANA TEA PARTY tea bag and will march to the canal to dunk the assesments. Bring your protest signs!