Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Doofus Of The Day #775

The sheer, utter disconnect from reality and blindness to consequences is absolutely overwhelming.

“I’m at the breaking point,” said Gretchen Gardner, an Austin artist who bought a 1930s bungalow in the Bouldin neighborhood just south of downtown in 1991 and has watched her property tax bill soar to $8,500 this year.

“It’s not because I don’t like paying taxes,” said Gardner, who attended both meetings. “I have voted for every park, every library, all the school improvements, for light rail, for anything that will make this city better. But now I can’t afford to live here anymore. I’ll protest my appraisal notice, but that’s not enough. Someone needs to step in and address the big picture.”

There's more at the link (may disappear behind a paywall).  More here.

Ye Gods and little fishes.  She voted for every increase in taxes, and is now bitching about paying them?  With a doofidity level this high, she'd probably have voted for the tea tax in Boston!



Rolf said...

For some people, the whole "cause -> effect" thing is really hard, especially for people that think "government money" always comes from somebody elses pockets.

Anonymous said...

She voted for the programs and that other people would pay the taxes.

Seattle's vote for a $15.00 minimum wage and it's the same thing.

You Starbucks Mocha latte grange will be $12.00 please!


Chris said...

Unintended consequences, indeed.