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Peanut Gallery: Financial Cleansing on Rube Locals

Uncle Jack: Have you thought that he (Duane Hagadone) could be hoping that all those poor, backwoods hicks will find out that they can’t afford to live here any longer and make way for all the beautiful people that will let him do anything he wants? Sort of a financial cleansing of the local population, if you will. I always wondered how he planned to push us out, but when they talk about the “benefit” of high home prices, I see a hint to us that he is telling us that now is a good time to get out.

DFO: Uncle Jack’s responding to that Sunday idiotorial in the CDA Press that chided that chided that full-scale property tax relief wasn’t needed — just a further tweaking of the homeowners exemption and circuit breaker. Must be nice to be so out of touch that you think everyone has money galore to afford rapidly escalating property taxes. Then, I remember in the 1980s or early 1990s when Duane & Co. bellyached mightily when the county assessor valued the HHospitality resort and later golf course higher than he did, for tax purposes. (And the commissioners, of course, fell in line with Hagadone.)

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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