John 7:12 says, “And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said he is a good man, others said nay; but he deceiveth the people.” On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry declared, “Give me liberty or give me death!”
We, the seniors of Liberty County, are being deceived by being told that no matter what the governor says, we must pay school taxes. How ironic that you published an article in the March 23 edition titled “School system is debt free.” While those of us seniors who live off a modest Social Security check each month, the people in the Assessors Office are living the good life, enjoying telling the tax commissioner to send us threatening letters.
It makes me sick when I see that some big shots in our county owe back taxes as far back as 1997. Right now, the county owes me almost a thousand dollars of overcharges on my tax bill. Will they ever pay it? Probably not. They just put their feet up on their desks and laugh behind our backs.
Take care, assessor and tax commissioner. Karma is on its way to your office. People are wise to your game. We all remember what happened to Carolyn Brown. It is now time for another house cleaning. Sleep good tonight.
Editor’s note: Former Liberty County tax commissioner Carolyn Brown was convicted in 2001 on four counts of theft by conversion and racketeering. She was released on parole in January 2012.