Friday, November 9, 2012

An Unworthy Thought

I saw this editorial cartoon in last Sunday's Citizen and the point was clear immediately.



Snowbirds bring money to the Lower Keys when they migrate here in the dark of winter. They pay year round property taxes, supposedly with no homestead exemption and use services a few months of the year except they do love to clog the road, create lines in restaurants and talk loudly in public claiming to live here. It's astonishing how the arrogant snowbird stereotype persists, especially when there is absolutely no truth to it at all. None.

4 comments:

bob skoot said...

Mr Conchscooter:

we have Snowbirds here too. When the weather gets bad in the EAST the transients flock here in droves to live on the streets with hands held out asking for $$, or food. Our homeless shelters get jammed up and they protest for more public low cost housing. We have squeegie people on major intersections ...

at least your Snowbirds bring Cash, ours are looking for Cash

bob
Riding the Wet Coast
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Conchscooter said...

But how much did your wife's recent bout in the hospital cost. $20,000 in the US free market rip off. One more year... Hope and change.

Singing to Jeffrey's Tune said...

There is no truth to this at all. None!

Standing in line to vote, a women asked me if my Xavier shirt was from Xavier University in Cincinnati (of which it was). I asked her how long she had been living in Florida and her response was, "oh, we live in both" (legally, she has to live here 6 months and a day to vote).

No truth at all! None indeed.

Conchscooter said...

Everybody loves Florida's low tax status. Mind you Florida has a reasonably balanced budget and well funded public retirement fund. Not well publicized either. I heard a woman on the radio in New Jersey say she ;paid $10,000 a year in taxes. My house rates $2400 per annum.