Archive for Thursday, August 16, 2007

Tough on taxes

August 16, 2007


To the editor:

Buried in the back of Tuesday's paper were the public notices. All the people who did not pay their 2006 property taxes were listed - over a thousand properties in Douglas County, totaling more than $2.3 million. Some properties are two, three and four years in arrears on their property taxes. There are several local developers, builders and slumlords of the student ghetto on the list. Why are these property owners allowed to continue developing, building and renting in Lawrence and Douglas County? If I had outstanding tickets and was stopped by a cop while driving, I'd be hauled in and made accountable.

I think it's time to stop giving county and city permits of any kind to these property tax evaders. I'm pretty sure that all of us who paid our property taxes want all of you who didn't to pay up!

Dan Schriner,



LogicMan 10 years, 9 months ago

"...want all of you who didn't to pay up!"

Yes, and public humiliation, by publishing their names, is one of the first steps. The system works fairly well; don't worry.

KS 10 years, 9 months ago

Way to go Dan. Do it the same way the US State department is doing on passports. You owe child support payments? No passport until the bill is paid. I hear it is working. Same thing should work on back taxes. The left hand just doesn't talk to the right hand.

Speakout 10 years, 9 months ago

Yes, Dan, there are laws and procedures. All of us want the taxes to be paid so that the government has more money to waste or hopefully, spend in a wise way. Let the law work or change the laws. If we usurp the law, like some people want to do in our government, we have anarchy and that isn't good for anyone.

kansasfire911 10 years, 9 months ago

My brother in law was posted as not paying his taxes only after the bank he was with sold his loan to another "shady" company without his knowledge and did not pay the taxes. His credit is flawless and pays his bills on time. Currently he his suing the bank that bought his loan for slander and defamation of character. I'm sure he is not the only one in this situation. Hopefully there will be a public apology from the bank, allthough I doubt it.

Charles L. Bloss, Jr. 10 years, 9 months ago

Absolutely correct Dan ! Now we want to know why this is not enforced. Thank You, Lynn

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