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  • team_hozomeen team_hozomeen Dec 5, 2012 10:47 PM Flag

    Detroit Bacon rest of the story

    Motown council women JoAnne Watson who is slamming obama for not bailing out the city and longing for those good old Carter days when the city got bacon, has paid a grand total of $68 in property taxes.
    Note: Detroit's official unemployment is 18% and 75 plus % voted for obama.
    From Adriennes Corner website which also shows a photo of the very nice home:
    According to the AP:
    A Detroit City Council member who paid $68 in property taxes this year because city records indicate her home doesn't exist, said she thought damage caused by a tornado was the reason her bill was so low.
    But JoAnn Watson couldn't recall exactly when the tornado struck her well-kept brick, Tudor-style home on the city's west side, saying it might have been 1993 or 2002. She said she was unaware of a city records discrepancy that has for the past decade listed the parcel as an empty lot, despite the home occupying the plot since 1926.
    Owners of comparable homes pay $2,000 to $6,500 in property taxes.
    The really hilarious part of the above story is: (emphasis mine)
    "I've been a target of a smear campaign," Watson told reporters gathered outside her home on Sunday. "... I pay my bills and whatever I was billed, I paid."
    When asked why anyone would want to "smear" her, Watson replied: "I don't smoke, I don't drink and I don't sleep around. It's an election year. I'll let you figure it out." source

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