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Posted on May 21 at 1:02 p.m.
You can pay to educate the kids in your area and help them become productive adults or you can pay to incarcerate them someday when your self centered anti-tax philosophy has dried up all the jobs. Your choice.
On Public Ed and Parcel Tax
Posted on May 21 at 12:55 p.m.
This guy is on my list of favorite criminals. Along with Richard A. Farrell, a postal worker sentenced for burning junk mail he was supposed to have delivered.
On Bank Robber Will Be Sentenced to 13 Years
Posted on May 21 at 12:50 p.m.
Turn about is fair play.
Posted on May 18 at 8:20 a.m.
This is not just a crisis for the individual families who have been stripped of their greatest investment, and thrown out on the street, it is a crisis for communities throughout the US.
A 2006 study by Immergluck and Smith found that an increase of one standard deviation in the foreclosure rate (about 2.8 foreclosures for every 100 owner-occupied properties in one year) corresponds to an increase in neighborhood violent crime of approximately 6.7 percent.
According to a 2005 study by Apgar and Duda, “One foreclosure can impose up to $34,000 in direct costs on local government agencies, including inspections, court actions, police and fire department efforts, potential demolition, unpaid water and sewage, and trash removal.” and that “One foreclosure can result in as much as an additional $220,000 in reduced property value and home equity for nearby homes.”
Mortgage News Daily says that for each foreclosed home “The local government loses $19,227 through diminished taxes and fees and a shrinking tax base as home prices decrease. ”
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