Thursday, September 11, 2008

More Onorato Foolishness

More fuel on the fire for me despising the policy's of Mr Onorato...

The only reason I can think that our dear County Executive is so peachy-keen on not raising property taxes is not because he cares about dear old Grandma in her 90 year-old house but instead because he cares about his dear cronies and more importantly his chances for being elected to a state-wide or even nation-wide position in the future.

Well, thankfully, in addition to the little old me, the County courts have something to say about static property taxes. They're just not fair - and that means they're not constitutional.

In the past few years, real estate prices in the South Side and Lawrenceville have increased. We should pay more of the percentage of the tax pie. If your home is worth more, you pay more. It's that simple. Except in Pennsylvania where they live in lala land where if once upon a time your home was worth peanuts, you can get the best of both worlds - an increased equity line and lower taxes! And please don't whine to me about the old people and how they can't afford the new taxes. As far as I can tell, older folks with limited incomes aren't really paying property taxes right now, and that's not going to change. Also, they have a majority stake in this county, and they'll continue lobbying for themselves. I don't need to do that job and neither do you. The rest of us need to lobby for ourselves and for those areas who are overpaying because they've dropped in value - can anyone say Hill District?

From the bonehead himself, '"The first thing I will do [if the Supreme Court upholds Judge Wettick's decision] is go to Harrisburg and ask them for a new law," he [Onorato] said. "Allegheny County is not going to do a reassessment any time soon."' I think he missed the elementary school class on how our ingenius forefathers set up a system of checks and balances in our government.

Please, can the county STOP paying our tax money to prevent this??? And can someone take this megalomaniacal dunderhead out of office?


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