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Detroit´s property tax system
plagued by mistakes, waste

Detroit News, by Christine Macdonald

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Posted By:Ribicon, 2/22/2013 3:07:41 PM

Detroit — The city´s property tax system is riddled with errors and waste, and is overseen by a pair of double-dipping officials who work just two days a week, a Detroit News investigation has found. Tax bills are frequently sent to the wrong address, and homeowner exemptions that dramatically lower bills are granted without proof of eligibility, a recent audit found. Police are investigating the disappearance of nearly $310,000 in cash that went missing over five years from the Assessment Division. Problems are so severe that city officials — under state pressure — agreed in December to spend $2.3 million on outside

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Profiles of a Democrat paradise, where having a city job is all that matters. This atop article posted yesterday, showing 47% of Detroit property owners do not pay their property taxes at all.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jonr, 2/22/2013 3:14:45 PM     (No. 9191275)

Well no matter how bad it gets their are going to be people that love the Democrats.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fb2002, 2/22/2013 3:18:15 PM     (No. 9191281)

How can you pay taxes on a worthless assessment? You cannot collect many taxd ollars on property that is assessed at $0. The dimocrats succeeded in destroying our industrial base through industrial, public workers and teachers unions, family decay, rampant crime, poor policing and corruption. First the cities, then the states (California), then the nation. It will not stop when the electorate is too stupid to understand public money comes from other people,and sooner or later the other people stop being productive because they are taxed and ridiculed into being idle. Who is John Galt?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jimK1, 2/22/2013 3:56:35 PM     (No. 9191327)

There is hope. Detroit is ranked #1 by Forbes in its latest poll. Unfortunately, that´s a misery index. Detroit is the most miserable city to live in. The one nice thing that they said about Detroit is that crime is down, what they didn´t say is that it´s down because the police don´t respond, if they don´t respond then there is no crime.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 2/22/2013 4:00:50 PM     (No. 9191336)

Not "mistakes" or "waste." Fraud and cronyism, pure and simple.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 2/22/2013 4:03:50 PM     (No. 9191343)

But at least they are #1.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/22/2013 4:29:32 PM     (No. 9191376)

That is Jenny Granholm´s crater. She should be forced to live in it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin, 2/22/2013 4:39:14 PM     (No. 9191390)

Paraphrasing Men in Black:

All we have come to expect from 60 years of Democratic leadership and training.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/22/2013 4:39:20 PM     (No. 9191391)

@OP & #1: If you were a republican would you `want` to run Detroit? What would be the point?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 2/22/2013 4:52:01 PM     (No. 9191422)

In a democrap city run by blacks; nah, I don´t believe it.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: hershey, 2/22/2013 4:58:49 PM     (No. 9191438)

Woooo hoooo! Surprise Surprise!!!!

What can you expect from a city run by Democrats and unions?????

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JAN, 2/22/2013 5:18:39 PM     (No. 9191474)

Looking a lot like the South Africa we´re learning about.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: artman1746, 2/22/2013 5:23:45 PM     (No. 9191479)

The end point for the Democrat Utopia. And the coming end point for America.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/23/2013 7:38:05 AM     (No. 9192061)

Does anyone believe only $310,000 went missing? The auditors didn´t do a very good job. Governors need to send auditors to cities where the biggest corruption of stealing taxpayer money is - Chicago, NY, Philadelphia, LA, Seattle, etc.

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