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Another year, another levy attempt. When will these union types get it? We don’t want another unnecessary tax increase!

Did you know that over half your property taxes already go to our bloated school system? The Lakota school district already boasts some of the nicest facilities on the planet, and yet they still demand more money!

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And what for? Security? Technology? The schools already have all the technology they need. If they want more, why not just have a fundraiser instead of wasting money on levy campaigns and extorting the residents of Liberty and West Chester Townships?

As for the security. Even if we were stupid enough to post armed guards in the schools, which would make the schools feel more like prisons, why not just let some of the teachers carry concealed weapons? The general public is allowed to carry, so why not the teachers? If we want to avoid a Sandy Hook incident, why not allow the teachers to be the deterrents? The kids wouldn’t even know they had guns. A dozen silently armed teachers is a far better deterrent and far cheaper way to protect school children than a single silly security guard.

Back to the cost; we spend thousands of dollars every year per household for these schools, a number far too great to maintain. We already have many businesses moving into the area, but this number will slow if we don’t rein in these rouge union supported levy addicts.

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Just take a look at Fairfeild; another levy attempt! After the last one only passed a year ago! Look at Forest Fair Mall (or whatever they call it this month!) You want to know why businesses are leaving? The taxes are too high! Year after year these levies are passed and the businesses have had too much. Even Bass Pro, the anchor store, is moving to West Chester in 2015, but do you think they’ll stay there for long if taxes continue to rise in the region? My bet is they’ll move even further away if we don’t rein in taxes in our region.

And what about the parents? We always hear that these levies are about the kids, which is a lie, but what about the heads of households? What happens when their mortgages go up and they struggle to make payments? What if a West Chester business leaves the community, or lays off workers to meet the demands of these tax raises? What happens when John Doe losses his job in West Chester, and can’t afford his mortgage in Liberty Township? His employer lays him off due to high taxes, and now he has no job, and higher taxes to pay on his own home. Have none of these levy addicts thought of this?

But its only $16 extra a month they scream! What an absolute lie. It’ll be $16 a month extra for a small fraction of the community, while the majority of home owners will be stuck with hundreds of dollars extra a year. All the while their pay checks are being diminished and they are struggling to hold on to their jobs, while the teachers get a cozy pay increase. Extortion indeed! What about the businesses? Most factories and distribution centers in the area are worth millions of dollars, this tax increase will cost them thousands of dollars extra a month, on top of already bloated taxes. That’s someones job!

It’s a fat lot of good bringing in extra unneeded money to the school district ‘for the kids’ if they no longer have a place to live because mommy or daddy got laid off.

Use your head, learn the facts, go to www.nolakotalevy.com and see for yourself that this latest tax levy is completely unnecessary, and remember to vote NO on Tuesday.

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Watering my trees in Liberty

One month ago my wife and I purchased our first house. We had spent a long time looking at houses all over the Cincinnati area. We looked at every area of the City all the way out to the country, from Kenwood to Fairfield, from Mason to West Chester, we looked all over.

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We finally decided on Liberty Township, which is where most of my wife’s family live. At first we wanted to live some place different, we wanted to be independent and get our lives started in our own way. For almost three years we rented a town-home in Fairfield, and enjoyed every minute of it. But the thought of owning our own land and living in a nice area where we could raise kids, all roads pointed toward Liberty Township.

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As my father in law has pointed out in some of his previous posts, Liberty Township does not have a police department, since it doesn’t need it. Just about everyone around here owns at least one firearm, and everyone is too proud of their self worth and their own property to even think about such a petty act as stealing from one another. Another thing about the Township is that there are no city taxes. The only drawback is that the school district constantly asks for more tax levies, but as many of you know, they are soundly defeated year after year because they already have plenty of money, and residents like my father-in-law are quick to point this out whenever the issue arises.

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Liberty Township is a thriving community, full of farms and new sub divisions. We were lucky to find a slightly older home in an established area of the Township, and we now raise our spirit of 76 flag in honor of the founding fathers and their ideals. The guidance of the constitution is needed in these dark days of big government, and our house now stands as a shining symbol of rebellion and pride against the corrosive nature of over extended bureaucracy.

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Even though the federal government continues to over reach, on a local level efforts in particular from the Tea Party organizations have managed to keep taxes in check, and have allowed for new shopping complexes to be designed. The new shopping complex that will be built in Liberty Township starting at the end of this year will be called Liberty Center.

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What an amazing construction from the imagination Liberty Center will be. I have been to many great shopping centers all over the world, from Canary Wharf in London, to Mall of America in Minneapolis, and I can tell you, from what I’ve seen from the virtual tour, Liberty Center will be the best shopping center on the planet if it becomes anything like the video found in the link below.

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130425/BIZ01/304250125/Liberty-Center-financing-likely

Living in Liberty Township suits me very well, just like driving a Jeep Patriot. I picked the car and the area to live in for a reason. Both having meaning to me in more than just an economical sense. The patriot emboldens my ideals and personality, and Liberty Township mirrors my convictions.

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I was very proud working on fixing up my yard when we first moved in, and I took great pleasure in planting the tree than my in-laws had been saving for us for the last three years. While I’m watering my trees in Liberty Township, I’m always watering the tree of Liberty on this blog and my Facebook page, from your comments that are left on here each week I can see that you are too.

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