Austin, Texas is the most liberal section of the Lone Star State. It is the state capital and a college town, so you know it is jammed full of half-witted liberals. And if you need a perfect example of that liberal mental disorder the Austin American-Statesman had a great one with an interview with a liberal voter who just couldn’t understand why her vote for every liberal plan on the ballot ended up making her taxes go up every year.
On May 31, the Statesman published a story on how Austiners are looking for ways to stop the city from constantly raising taxes. Within that story was a very stupid woman named Gretchen Gardner who calls herself an “artist.”
Good ol’ self-identified lefty Gretchen said that her tax bill was just killing her and she just couldn’t understand why.
Now, catch this logical disconnect:
“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.”
The arrival of this year’s appraisal notices — which in Travis County showed homes’ average market values jumped 12.6 percent and average taxable values rose 8 percent for 2014 — is sparking a push for reform. Similar jumps have occurred in Williamson and Hays counties.
Wow. Talk about abject stupidity. This nitwit proudly says she has voted for every referendum, every new expenditure, and every big government program on the ballot, yet she doesn’t understand how her taxes keep going up?
How is it that a person with a brain can’t connect her constant votes for new, big spending programs and her rising tax bill?
Where does this ninny think all the money for all this spending is going to come from? A magical money tree in the mayor’s back yard?
This is more proof that liberals simply have no capability to employ logic. But worse, this is further proof that our school system is an utter joke.