Remember some months back when the absolute worst thing a bank could do is foreclose of some poor homeowner just because he or she wasn’t paying their mortgage? It was all greed all the time from the banks, many left-leaning politicians were saying.
But what about when the payments that aren’t getting paid are property taxes instead of mortgages? Suddenly foreclosing is a distinct possibility:
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County tax assessors are getting ready to publish the names of people and companies that collectively owe $16.8 million in unpaid 2010 property taxes.
Approved Monday night by County Commissioners, the impending publication is the first step in a process that could end with the county foreclosing on the real estate involved.
Will John Edwards face an indictment over funds allegedly used to support mistress Rielle Hunter? The New York Times is the latest media outlet to cover the sordid story and the possibility of serious legal ramifications, if suspicions prove true.
As a fair-skinned person who has endured many sunburns in my life, I fully understand the concern expressed in a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics over kids and teenagers using tanning salons. I part company with the AAP, however, with their solution. The group is endorsing a ban on the activity. I say the decision, and responsibility, is up to the parent, just as it is up to the parent to determine how much time their children spend outside in the sun, which by the way, also leads to skin damage and possible skin cancer over time. Will the AAP endorse a ban on playing too long in the backyard on a sunny day? Of course not…or will they?Read full article » 2 Comments »
Over at sister blog The Locker Room, Carolina Journal’s David Bass offers an important reminder about polling data — it’s all in how you word the question. He uses the divergent results from two polls about same-sex marriage to illustrate the point.Read full article » No Comments »