Property taxes, you say?
A local contractor bought a beachfront house near here about 30 years
The taxes were based on 'frontage' i.e. road side dimensions. In his
case, about 200'.
Then they changed the tax laws to 'water frontage'
His property is in a bight and therefore wedge shaped. He has about
800' of beach there.
Also, anything over a certain acreage, non farm also has a premium.
TMALSS.. his taxes went from $ 4600.00 to...(you ready for this?) $
39,000.00 per year
He appealed, Too bad, so sad. Mind you, the property is probably worth
Very true here. Taxes went up 150% because of the "increased cost to
Medicaid and the town's portion to cover these increases". That's nice
except our health insurance coverage decreased while the premiums went up
20%. Who pays our new deductable and increased co-pay and now all of the new
"Not covered" expenses that I incur?
We went from $300/year for the deductable and expenses that were covered to
$3000 (no that is not a typo) a year for the same coverage. I guess an MRI
of the brain when done as "diagnostic" and not "medically necessary" can set
you back $1200 even though you have to have one a year because of a head
injury years ago that has left certain parts of your brain turning to mush.
And this is our second year into this new plan only now this year 4 more
items are not covered. One is my cpap therapy supplies are not covered until
I pay a $400 deductable. I guess I can kiss my new jointer goodbye. I kissed
my lathe goodbye last year but tried to hold on to the jointer.
P.S. My blonde/pre-senior moment came while in college. I was working at
Sears and always parked in the same spot. A fellow employee who had an
indentical vehicle thought it was hillarious to park next to me. One night
my sister and mom came to pick up my car as my sister's broke down and she
needed a car to get to work. Well Mrs. Prankster thought it would be a hoot
to park in the spot I always did. Needless to say when I was done with work,
I came out and walked to my(her) car unaware that my mom was going to pick
me up (thanks, sis for calling). I unlocked the door, got in and started the
car. I then realized it wasn't my car when the radio came on. I never
listened to the classic rock station. When I looked in the backseat, my
books were missing.
I got her good as I pulled down to the backdoor and said I was kind enough
to get your car for you, please give me my keys back out of the ignition.
She never parked anywhere near me again.
And yes they were Ford Mustangs. Same color, year, tires, you name it. Truly
Last winter my uncle Dick was hospitalized for an extended time in a
induced coma after having an annurizem, after about 6 weeks he awoke,
the doctors check him and after a couple days a shrink comes in to chek
him out for brain damage. after a number of simple questions the shrink
asks do you no what day it is or what time it is? Dick replies with, if
you ask that nice lady at the front desk she will help you. Dick
thinking to himself and he thinks i might be messed up he dosn't even
know what day it is. true story.
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