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Old 11-02-2010, 07:20 AM
 
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If they don't have the wherewithal (personnel, etc) to do the repos, tough for them.
"Them" is "us".

I know you are anti-government and taxes but don't cut off your nose to spite your face.
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:37 AM
 
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"Them" is "us".

I know you are anti-government and taxes but don't cut off your nose to spite your face.

I am pro-responsible-government. I am for social service agencies for those that truly need them (unlike the TP's and elephants, I would not eliminate them). I am not anti-tax. I am anti-irresponsible in fiscal matters.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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WSJ just had a piece on this, I think they called it The Secret Stimulus.

It was referring to the many people still living in homes that they hadn't paid mortgage on in over six months, and how that both enables them to have housing and use that money they would be spending on housing to buy other things.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:50 AM
 
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WSJ just had a piece on this, I think they called it The Secret Stimulus.

It was referring to the many people still living in homes that they hadn't paid mortgage on in over six months, and how that both enables them to have housing and use that money they would be spending on housing to buy other things.
As I say, what happens at the top usually happens at the bottom. Posters like to attack the bottom but are curiously silent about the top.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:50 AM
 
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I am pro-responsible-government. I am for social service agencies for those that truly need them (unlike the TP's and elephants, I would not eliminate them). I am not anti-tax. I am anti-irresponsible in fiscal matters.
Your earlier post clearly indicates that if the local governtment is too inept or unwilling or whatever to collect from the delinquent tax owners then so be it.

This means that you and I would either wind up paying higher property taxes or would receive less service for our tax monies due to budget shortfalls.

Sounds like a free ride for irresponsible government to me.

A number of people that skip town on their property taxes are pretty much out of the reach of the local authority. Another reason why resorting to a big national collections agency may become neccessary.

I guess that since I have a loan officer in my family (small town bank) that I get to hear all about how people skip town, write bad checks for items and move etc etc etc so I'm just well aware that with a small percentage of the population you have to play hardball.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:54 AM
 
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Posters like to attack the bottom but are curiously silent about the top.
I have no idea what you're talking about.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:56 AM
 
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As I say, what happens at the top usually happens at the bottom. Posters like to attack the bottom but are curiously silent about the top.
Now we are talking about bailouts and the fraud\ineptness of banks etc? (We've beaten those to death here and as a group aren't real happy about it.)

THIS thread topic is using a collection agency to collect property taxes.

If someone stops paying their loan (even if they can afford too) that's 100% legal and that's the way loans work.

However, if they don't pay property taxes then that's a different type of obligation.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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I also don't understand how it is attacking the bottom.

Some people are certainly attacking the very small percentage of "the bottom" that aren't paying their property taxes like the rest, I submit they're also quite willing to attack someone from "the top" that isn't paying their property taxes.

It has nothing to do with class/status/quintile and that is a really lazy way to label posters.
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:14 PM
 
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A number of people that skip town on their property taxes are pretty much out of the reach of the local authority. Another reason why resorting to a big national collections agency may become neccessary.

I guess that since I have a loan officer in my family (small town bank) that I get to hear all about how people skip town, write bad checks for items and move etc etc etc so I'm just well aware that with a small percentage of the population you have to play hardball.
Oh please. I do not think elderly Mr. and Mrs. Smith are going to "skip town" on their property taxes in the middle of the night. They are in fact not going to "skip" anywhere. If someone does skip town, the town can take their property and make some money to pay items on their ridiculous out of proportion school budget.
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:16 PM
 
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I have no idea what you're talking about.
Top = corporations, banks, you know

Bottom = us
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