Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Taxpayers become Indentured Servants to Govt?

Hey, this sounds like a GREAT idea. High property taxes shouldn't force people out of their homes says a NY village. However, their concern is not great enough to reduce taxes....no, their plan is to allow 76 year old Audrey Davis to  become an indentured servant to the city government.

Everything old is new again. Leave it to government to bring slavery back into vogue.


GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Audrey Davison lives alone, gets a $620 Social Security check each month and worries about the sharply rising taxes on her four-bedroom house. Davison, 76, raised her family there and after 43 years, she really doesn't want to leave Greenburgh.

Greenburgh doesn't want her to leave, either.

The town is pushing a program that would let seniors work part-time, for $7 an hour, to help pay off some of their property taxes.

"People shouldn't have to sell their house, move away to a place with less taxes, leave behind their family and friends," said Town Supervisor Paul Feiner.