The New Math is Not Gonna Work
Time after time I have caught myself saying the same thing. How much more can we take before something changes. I think we have hit that point in Crook--- I mean Cook County Illinois. Got the tax bill, found out instead of a customer, I have become an unwilling donor to the county. So here's how the old math works. Shrink down the square footage (thank goodness we lease), and start looking for a new location. As buildings become vacant and stay that way, landlords will be unable to keep up with the taxes. More and more property will be turned over to the county. The tax base will shrink even more and some dummy is gonna hike up the taxes even more. More and more empty buildings--its happening right now. Its all very sad and unnecessary, those trying to hang on to the land are bulldozing the buildings so they are on unimproved taxes for the property. But it still does not sell. Wonder who they are gonna tax once everyone moves out.
-Every road leads to a town, every town has a tavern, therefore you are never really lost.
-If you are gonna be stupid, you'd better be tough.