Born Free But Taxed to Death
Local Del Norte resident Donna Westfall recently published an article on the Crescent City Times titled "Born Free But Taxed to Death":
The article briefly highlights some of the outstanding issues with Del Norte's tax policies, and plans to explore these matters in future publications, including:
- The origins of new taxes
- Exploration of taxation alternatives
- How and where new taxes are allocated
- Conflicts of interest with oversight committees
This thread will track Donna Westfall's follow-up publications, and any other relevant publications, and further flesh-out the various taxation problems that haunt Del Norte County.
In my opinion, one the primary tasks set before the residents of Del Norte is to craft an ordinance that will prohibit citizens from serving on an oversight committee if there are obvious conflicts of interest.
"Illigitime non carborundum"
"Don't let the bastards grind you down"
A guide, on finding a man who has lost his way, brings him back to the right path—he does not mock and jeer at him and then take himself off. You also must show the unlearned man the truth, and you will see that he will follow. But so long as you do not show it to him, you should not mock, but rather feel your own incapacity.
Do not rely on following the degree of understanding that you have discovered, but simply think, “This is not enough”.