Thursday, July 19, 2007

"Stop robbin the hood" and "justica economica"

This protest is not in Tennessee but these guys sure know how to turn a phrase.


PROVIDENCE — With signs proclaiming “Stop robbing the ‘hood’ ” and “We demand justica economica,” they came last night to City Hall to fight the city budget and its hefty tax increase.

One after another, Providence residents pleaded their case for why a property-tax increase that would mean a 4.25-percent increase in the average resident’s tax bill was too much, and would force residents out of their homes and the city.

Susan Donahue, of Silver Lake, said that the recent property-tax revaluation coupled with the tax increase would mean an extra $300 to her tax bill every month — and that leaves her with only one option.

“How am I going to deal with this? In August, I’m going to primp up my property and put it on the market,” she said.