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PUYALLUP: The song remains the same

Letter by Andy Asmussen, Puyallup on Jan. 17, 2013 at 12:01 pm with No Comments »
January 17, 2013 12:01 pm

Funny how history repeats itself. What was applicable years ago readily applies again today. With that said, a letter writer once wrote in The News Tribune, when an earlier school capital bond levy failed, “Voters did not say that they would not tax themselves . . . they said ‘no’ to taxing their neighbors, many of who are elderly and poor.”

Kudos to him and all the other people who voted like him.

School districts often explain that those on fixed incomes will not have to pay the additional tax. What they don’t say is that in return, the county will place a lien against the property for those unpaid taxes. Those taxes will accrue until either paid in full or collected at the time of sale or transfer of said property – with interest to be added.

To many elderly homeowners, their home is all they actually own and have in real property. Having a lien placed against that property is totally unacceptable.

I hope that voters will remember those words again this time, and vote “no” on the Puyallup School District’s Feb. 12 capital bond measure.

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