Fed up with having to pay $7,143 in school taxes for a district his children don’t attend, a Forks Township man paid that portion of his tax bill last week in single dollar bills. And it´s all on YouTube. Robert Fernandes, a father of three, moved to Forks Township a year ago from Warren County, seeking lower property taxes for a larger home that could also house his elderly parents. Fernandes commutes to work as an IT manager for a company in Bedminster Township, N.J., while his wife home-schools the children, ages 7, 4 and 1.
Comments: The vid is worth watching all the way through. He is not a fanatic and he does make some good points.
I bought my first house at age 20. 50 years later I still pay property taxes, the greatest portion of which is school tax. My kids went to private schools. In the name of all that is Holy, the school taxes should be suspended at age 65. Enough is enough!
The northern Progressives way back in the 19th century foisted this upon us, when most everyone had kids in school. People should pay for the services they require. They shouldn´t expect their neighbors to foot the bill.
Next year he should pay the INCREASED taxes with his choice of coins! Whenever I mention the outrageous property taxes to ANYONE in CT, the common response is , "My husband takes care of that. They just add it to my monthly house payment!." Even the tax collector in my town gave me the deer in the headlights look when I said, " you complain about college bills, I´m in here twice a year paying you 5 figures for something that I supposedly own Free and clear of any title!"
This should be going on all over this country. Action. Shove it back in the government´ s greedy face. And did you notice how respectful he was?
On a silly note. Reminds me of my husband´s friend who paid husband a $200 lost bet in pennies. Took him months to acquire them. All in fun, of course. Husband reciprocated by dumping the penny load into the back seat of friend´s car.
There should be an age when you no longer pay property taxes. You never really own your home because they can take it for not paying your taxes. If you owe IRS they are like vultures circling to get their share too.
Sorry #3 and #8. I don´t agree. Just because one reaches a certain age doesn´t mean you are excused from contributing to society. Property taxes go for more than just schools in most cities.
What would be nice is if groups of concerned citizens all across the Country could get together as watchdogs and start cleaning up the rotten school system. We are paying for the failure of our schools. Just look at Chicago, Detroit and NYC as examples.
#4, looks cheap to anyone familiar with the tri-state NY area and New England. But then, look what they pay teachers/administrators in the area, too: a good bit more than most of the taxpayers who pay their salaries.
I moved from PA - Berks County, I had about 1/10th acre and a 900 sq ft house for $2k in taxes. I have no children. Now in East Central Oklahoma 157 acres, 2 houses, 3 ponds, a horse barn. $800 a year. I love my flyover state!
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