Way To Protect Marriage, Tennessee!!!
Okay. Here's what I don't get. The number one stressor facing any marriage is NOT the homosexuality of some random person on the street.
No. The number one stress on any marriage is finances.
So, what do we do? We appear to be voting in favour of the property tax freeze initiative for those over 65.
Do you realise what this means?
Yes, it means your county will be free to initiate a new law that would freeze the property taxes for senior citizens. If you are 65, you don't have to pay any more property tax than what you had to pay the day you turned 65. Bonus for all those old people out there.
But honestly, this means if you are UNDER 65 you are going to have to help the county come up with the money it is no longer getting from Grandma and Grandpa. The county will recoup its losses by raising property taxes across the board. Since you and your wife and three young children are all under 65, guess what YOU get to do! Isn't this exciting?!
So you know all those arguments you are already having about whether or not you can afford to take the kids to CiCi's Pizza after Jared's Little League game? You will be having more of them. Those little tiffs about which utility bill is more important this month will become more frequent. That mortgage you are already struggling to pay will go up when the county tacks on an extra couple hundred dollars to help pay for the Silver Tax Break. Sure, it'll only come out to $30 a month. What's that? One tank of gas. One basic cable bill. One birth control prescription.
Congratulations, my fellow Tennesseans. You just voted yourselves a tax increase.