"The Official Portrait of Miss InDiana"

"The Official Portrait of Miss InDiana"
aka "Miss Victory"

Monday, January 14, 2008


If you love your home, if you love Indiana, you need to be there
State House, South Entrance

This Tuesday evening, Jan 15, 2008, gather at 6:30PM

You really do need to be there. Now is the hour.

Consider Rosalie. She is eighty-five and has an income of twenty-four thousand a year. The governor wants eight thousand of it for property tax, this year. She is going to have to sell and move away from the friends and neighbors she has known for forty years. Why must she do this? Because the school board wants a new pool.

Have you seen the boarded up buildings and the “for rent” signs around this town? That is property tax at work. St. Louis and Detroit miles and miles of abandoned buildings. Need proof, click this link. Six thousand people left Marion County last year. It’s simple. Taxpayers and businesses tend to move away from high property tax and toward low property tax. Property tax is bad policy. It destroys our communities and people like Rosalie.

Property tax is corrupt. The Circle Center mall, downtown, doesn’t pay any property tax. Our constitution requires the legislature to “provide, by law, a uniform and equal rate of property assessment and taxation.” Instead, our legislature appoints commissars who pick and choose who pays tax. Why? They claim those ten-dollar an hour jobs in the Circle Mall are somehow going to benefit Rosalie.

Are you content to let our politicians shrug and say it’s sad about Rosalie but the state needs her money more than she does? A few powerful people are standing in the way of immediate relief and permanent reform. Our friends in the legislature tell us that public pressure makes a real difference. It keeps the crooks honest, it persuades the wavering, and gives courage to our friends.

We sing about the land of the free and the home of the brave. Now is the time to prove it. Be brave and act. Take an hour of your time to show the legislature we are watching. We must pack the State House for the governor’s State of the State speech. Whatever Governor Daniels has to say, we must show him and the media what the State of the State is. Crisis!

This message is being sent to every neighborhood organization and every tax activist group we know of. Send it on. Tell your neighbors. It seems to be the only way to humble our government officials to behave like servants rather than rulers.

Be there. We need you.

Bring your kids and tell them why you are there. Patriot Paul will be handing out little flags.

Ken Morgan, Chairman
Indiana Voters League
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