Off the cliff
Did anyone catch that line from the City Hall meeting in Haverhill when they discussed how taxes are “calculated”? Answer: “First, you determine how much you need ...” Really? Because that’s not how I do my bills at home. First I see what money I have, and maybe, peek into next week’s window for how much money should be coming in. Then I determine what bills I can pay this week, and what bills I can pay next week. I guess I’ve been doing it wrong. Let’s see what happens if I pay my bills like the City of Haverhill: “Oh, I’ve already shopped for new clothes and jewelry. I need to book a few vacations, too, and I could really use two or three different cars. And surely I’m worth a 20-percent raise. So now that I’ve figured out what I want, I’ll just go ask my boss for that amount of money.” Should work, right? No wonder this nation is headed for a fiscal cliff.
Paying for all
While shopping for a replacement cell phone recently a woman came in inquiring about an iPhone 5, which she intended to purchase for several hundred dollars. I happened to notice an EBT card/food stamps in her purse. Really? She can afford a $400 phone and data plans but can’t afford groceries for her family? This madness has to stop! By the way, I traded my phone in for a comparable model as I can’t afford an iPhone as I need to purchase groceries for my own family as well as hers!
It was coming
I knew it was going to happen in Methuen. Not that the Methuen police have gotten a 10 percent raise and outrageous perks, the city is coming into our homes to revaluate them so they can get addition tax revenues to pay for them.
I’d like city fathers to explain to me how property taxes relate to the value of the home, so when property values go up, they can raise your taxes. The values have gone down greatly, but we don’t get any discount in our taxes. And they’re all quiet about it.
I hate these people who smoke and throw their butts on the ground. The state needs some money? How about they start fining these people. It’s called littering.
Sick of them
I’m sick and tired of Democrats and Republicans. I would like to see Americans in office. The two parties just want to do what’s best for their party, not the country. They should get together and do what’s best for Americans. I’m sick to death of Democrats and Republicans.
To all the liberals who judge religious conservatives: Now you can rejoice. You have Elizabeth Warren in the Senate, who lied and cheated her way in while those who endorsed her knew it.
Now that Obama will be in office for another four years, what is next on his entitlement agenda?
The smart voters voted for Mitt Romney. President Obama got elected for one reason: He has ruined this economy and there are so many people on public assistance. That’s why he got elected.