Supports Bigger Property-Tax Exemption

RECEIVED Tue., Jan. 22, 2008

Dear Editor,
    So I heard this guy Brian Thompson (running for Dawnna Dukes' job) supports a bigger property-tax exemption. That's all you gotta tell me.
    For the past two years, I've made about $7,000 and paid $3,500 in tax on my homestead. That doesn't even include my "housing expenses" (mortgage/interest and insurance, utilities and their separate taxes). My income is below poverty level, and I pay half my income for tax on my homestead.
    Oh, but they say all the property-tax money goes to public schools. But then they say the public schools are starving.
    Can anyone tell me how this isn't complete insanity?
Beky Hayes
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