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Senior citizen contends property taxes too high PDF Print E-mail

Letter to the Editor:

Why have my property taxes gone up $280 this year? My property value didn’t go up.

Why are senior citizens picking up the tab on all the school referendums for more monies, which cause property taxes to go up? Why can’t the senior citizens put out a referendum for more monies like the school board does?

Why, if the U.S. government can give free schooling, both grade school and college, to illegals, also health care, food stamps and housing assistance, why can’t they provide the American-legal children with the same things? This is all done through tax monies from legal American citizens.

The elderly can’t continue to function by having their property taxes raised when- ever the school administration cries wolf. They too should learn to live within their budget. The senior citizens have to.

Oh, wait a minute. I?forgot our property taxes pay your wages also! You’re fired.

Gene Klump


Monday, December 23, 2013 11:54 AM


-2 #6 Frank Gabl 2014-01-03 08:54

Sorry, but John is correct about your use/misuse of the word “daycare.”

Taxes = Investments

Christmas = Winter Solstice

Broken home = Dysfunctional family

Global warming = Climate change

Garbage collector = Sanitation engineer

Employee = Associate

Employer = Oppressor
-2 #5 Frank Gabl 2014-01-03 08:52
Bartender = Mixologist

Secretary = Administrative assistant

Janitor = Cleanliness technician

Sandwich maker = Eatery artist

Handicapped = Challenged

Journeyman = Journey-level

Penmanship = Handwriting

Fisherman = Fisher

Freshman = First-year student

Evil = Niceness deprived

Criticism = Unjust self-esteem reducer
-2 #4 Frank Gabl 2014-01-03 08:51
Boy = Oppressor-to-be

Girl = Pre-woman

Car = Earth-unfriendly mode of transport

Fat = Person of substance

Gas Station Attendant = Petroleum transfer technician

Guess = Repetitive predictions

Black = African-American

White = White

Heterosexual = Nongay

Homeless = Residentially flexible

Individualism = Uncooperative spirit
-3 #3 Frank Gabl 2014-01-03 08:50
Lost = Locationally disadvantaged

Nut = Hexagonal rotatable surface compression unit

Nut = Reality challenged

Mugging = Unforeseen funding of underclass

Man = Oppressor

Woman = Post-girl

Nerd = Under-attractive, cerebrally gifted individual

Off = Energy efficient

Sexist = Gender biased with niceness deprived overtones

Uglier = Over under-attractive

Daycare = Pre-kindergarten
-1 #2 2014-01-02 08:56
Mr. Klump. You and other seniors are not the only ones that pay taxes. YOU benefit from those kids education every time you go to see a doctor, drive on roads, see an accountant and more. You support an education system the same way your parents did. Referendums will have to be passed every 3 to 4 years due to the way WI has the school funding formula made up. Furthermore, due to Act 10 and it's cuts to education that number will have to be higher when we do go to referendums. One thing we can do to watch costs is contact our school board members and ask them why the administrators get yearly wages regardless of their effectiveness and why we have one of the highest paid superintendents in the state for a school this size. Ian, Pre-K is not daycare. Facts show that it does help give kids a head start. Secondly, $75,000 TOTAL is not out of line for a professional career. Many make more than that, even right here in VC. Many are leaving for the private sector even.
-1 #1 2013-12-23 16:01
Pre K schooling is nothing more than taxpayer subsidized day care Mr. Klump. After all, what are we going to do with all these grad students with their teaching degree? The Teachers Union's push for pensions and salaries that simply do not exist in the private sector and that's a fact. In fact, a teacher from Vilas county was griping in an article to the VCN regarding her perception of being "under paid" despite the fact that she and her husband each made 75K+ for total compensation 150K. Substantially higher than the median incomes of VC. Yes, better brace yourself my friend especially if Walker doesn't get elected

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