Saturday, April 15, 2006

How many taxes can a woodchuck chuck?

So the plot thickens in the current election for our City council. With 3 democrats, 1 republican, and 7 independents running, this race may hit a stalemate. In all candor, this election does emulate a game of chess. Methodical. Patient. Everyone has their mind on that one final move that will win the game (or in this case, the seat)! With 11 candidates, someone is in the middle, 3 moves ahead or 3 moves behind. It hasn't quite gotten to the point yet where a candidate will sacrifice one of his own for political gain but the game has only truly begun. As the weeks progress and election day draws near, it is this blogger's hope that we will see voters come out of the wood work and VOTE!

Since today was the final day to file taxes, this blogger thought it to be appropriate to comment on the taxes in our great city of Lynchburg. Personally, our city cannot withstand further taxes imposed on its citizens. Whether liberal or conservative, no one wants to pay more than their share. Call it revitalization, call it improvements, call it partnerships, call it whatever but don't call it taxes and burden so much responsibilities on the taxpayers. It's all this blogger can do just to remember to place trash-tags on the garbage can that has to be purchased every year through the city. Yep! Those are taxes too. So, let's refresh, here are the taxes that we pay. Trash tax, garbage can tax, real estate tax, personal property tax, utility tax, entertainment tax, hotel tax, car decal tax, meals tax, the list just doesn't seem to end! This blogger is waiting to hear when we'll have to start paying taxes on the trees in our yard! Now...add that to the federal and state taxes that we pay quarterly or at the end of the year!


At 9:02 PM, Blogger Larry Bassett said...

I am smiling even though it is Tax Day. Actually Boston Marathon Day too. I am thinking of the good Letters to the Editor I have read in the N&A and wishing that we could all find an online location to really share information, insights, experience and respect. Now, I am as opinionated as anyone. And probably as judgmental as anyone too. But I have having a bold and brash stage of life at the moment. So I am delighted to see CityLivn with a new blogspot as well as continuing to participate regularly (I hope) on the Lynchburg Forum. I hope to have some help in holding a place open to whatever people call "not conservatives" around here. (Some of the things I have heard people call each other is embarrassing to me.)

At 1:29 AM, Blogger B O B said...

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At 2:42 AM, Blogger B O B said...

I wish you luck with your blog. And welcome you to the local blogosphere. If you need any help with anything I am glad to assist. I offer this help to all local bloggers regardless if their opinion is in line with mine or not.

We will be adding you to our link section as part of the Lynchburg Blog ring. Feel free to contact me on technical issues, but you do not have to limit yourself to that.

If I have an answer to a question you have, I will do my best to help you.

When I started blogging I had to have learn a lot by hit or miss. I would gladly help make the road easier for you, and share what I have learned.

Good luck

At 7:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 6:13 AM, Blogger alyssa said...

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