We’re working for tax man

The government is broke and the tax man is sticking it to the home owner and everyone else to pay for the failures imbedded in the system. My property was recently assessed to a value increase of 66 percent and payment is now due from the 2012 tax period. I now owe an additional dollar amount on last year’s property tax. For the first time in my life I now owe back taxes.

There is currently a scandal about the IRS singling out people associated with the Tea Party. This is just one of the things we can expect from our government with regards to the taxes we can expect to increase under this administration. It’s hard enough to keep up with one’s finances and major increases in taxes are not acceptable.

The system is broken but do not put more of the burden to fix it on hard-working Americans that have already been paying far more than the lion’s share. 

Remember the year 1776 and our fight against taxation without representation. It appears that our representatives need to be reminded that this is a government for the people and by the people as stated in the Declaration of Independence.

James Mikesell