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Jun 9, 2021 12:02:16   #
Oldsailor65 Loc: Iowa
 
'We're sick of it': Businesses refuse to pay taxes after police defunded
Companies urge city: 'Please do your job so we can get back to doing ours'
Bob Unruh By Bob Unruh
Published June 9, 2021 at 11:25am

Business owners in one Baltimore district are staging a "tea party" with their taxes because of the city's recent moves to defund police and refuse to provide basic services such as trash collection.

Dozens of business operators in the city's Fell's Point district have written to Mayor Brandon Scott, council members and others warning that "the chaos and lawlessness that escalated this weekend into another night of tragic, unspeakable gun violence" is unacceptable.

"Our elected leaders have closed their eyes and ears and turned their backs on our community for long enough," they said in their letter. "We are fed up and frustrated, and we now realize that nothing will change unless we demand action.

"To compel our leaders to do their job and to stand up for neighborhoods all across Baltimore, the undersigned parties are prepared to withhold our city taxes and minor privilege and permit fees and place those funds into an escrow account, which we will not release until and unless basic and essential municipal services are restored."

They list a failure to "pick up the trash."

It piles up and "attracts rodents and fosters disease," among other things, they say. "We're sick of it."

And they want traffic and parking laws enforced, and "open-air alcohol and drug sales" shut down.
Is mass refusal to pay taxes a good way to prompt government to do its job?
YES-96% (75 Votes)
NO-4% (3 Votes)
"There are individual vendors in Fell's Point illegally selling large volumes of alcohol, marijuana, and a range of other illicit substances directly in front of our establishments with no consequences," they explain.

"There are individual vendors in Fell's Point illegally selling large volumes of alcohol, marijuana, and a range of other illicit substances directly in front of our establishments with no consequences," they explain.

And finally, "empower police to responsibly do their job."

"On top of everything else, some of our employees are now scared, and we are scared for our employees. In a city with organized crime and soaring gun violence, we appreciate the extraordinary demands on our police. Our officers cannot and should not use the power of arrest to address every situation. At the same time, police cannot be directed to ignore manifest lawlessness that happens right before their eyes. When it comes to prostitution, public urination and defecation, and the illegal sale and consumption of alcohol and illicit drugs on the streets, we know these crimes are not as serious as the carjackings, shootings, and homicides that have become routine. But, as this past weekend proved, a culture of lawlessness rarely remains confined to petty offenses and invariably leads to the kinds of violence and tragedy we witnessed late Saturday night," they wrote.

Among other issues, three men were shot in the Fell's Point district on just that one night.

The business owners explained, "Frankly, it is pathetic that we have to beg for these basics. But this is where we are."

"Please do your job so we can get back to doing ours," they wrote.

WBAL reported the mayor responded with a statement from his office, expressing that he shares the business owners' "frustrations over the violence across the city."

He said he'd ordered city workers to "address it."

"Call it the Baltimore Tea Party," explained PJ Media.

"The last thing Baltimore needed was to have its police defunded. But the mayor and city council followed the far-left activist agitators off that cliff in 2020, and homicide in Harm City shot up," the report said.

"City officials are hired by voters to do their jobs. Businesses pay taxes to fund the city’s provision of services. But if the city is failing in its most fundamental duties, it doesn’t deserve the taxes. The business leaders can better spend that money on security and other services they can depend on, or something else. The city’s failure can’t and won’t go without some reaction," PJ Media reported.

https://www.wnd.com/2021/06/sick-businesses-refuse-pay-taxes-police-defunded/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=wnd-breaking&utm_campaign=breaking&utm_content=breaking&ats_es=8fb799e06563a601f50b5fdaf395b859

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Jun 9, 2021 12:13:24   #
debeda
 
Oldsailor65 wrote:
'We're sick of it': Businesses refuse to pay taxes after police defunded
Companies urge city: 'Please do your job so we can get back to doing ours'
Bob Unruh By Bob Unruh
Published June 9, 2021 at 11:25am

Business owners in one Baltimore district are staging a "tea party" with their taxes because of the city's recent moves to defund police and refuse to provide basic services such as trash collection.

Dozens of business operators in the city's Fell's Point district have written to Mayor Brandon Scott, council members and others warning that "the chaos and lawlessness that escalated this weekend into another night of tragic, unspeakable gun violence" is unacceptable.

"Our elected leaders have closed their eyes and ears and turned their backs on our community for long enough," they said in their letter. "We are fed up and frustrated, and we now realize that nothing will change unless we demand action.

"To compel our leaders to do their job and to stand up for neighborhoods all across Baltimore, the undersigned parties are prepared to withhold our city taxes and minor privilege and permit fees and place those funds into an escrow account, which we will not release until and unless basic and essential municipal services are restored."

They list a failure to "pick up the trash."

It piles up and "attracts rodents and fosters disease," among other things, they say. "We're sick of it."

And they want traffic and parking laws enforced, and "open-air alcohol and drug sales" shut down.
Is mass refusal to pay taxes a good way to prompt government to do its job?
YES-96% (75 Votes)
NO-4% (3 Votes)
"There are individual vendors in Fell's Point illegally selling large volumes of alcohol, marijuana, and a range of other illicit substances directly in front of our establishments with no consequences," they explain.

"There are individual vendors in Fell's Point illegally selling large volumes of alcohol, marijuana, and a range of other illicit substances directly in front of our establishments with no consequences," they explain.

And finally, "empower police to responsibly do their job."

"On top of everything else, some of our employees are now scared, and we are scared for our employees. In a city with organized crime and soaring gun violence, we appreciate the extraordinary demands on our police. Our officers cannot and should not use the power of arrest to address every situation. At the same time, police cannot be directed to ignore manifest lawlessness that happens right before their eyes. When it comes to prostitution, public urination and defecation, and the illegal sale and consumption of alcohol and illicit drugs on the streets, we know these crimes are not as serious as the carjackings, shootings, and homicides that have become routine. But, as this past weekend proved, a culture of lawlessness rarely remains confined to petty offenses and invariably leads to the kinds of violence and tragedy we witnessed late Saturday night," they wrote.

Among other issues, three men were shot in the Fell's Point district on just that one night.

The business owners explained, "Frankly, it is pathetic that we have to beg for these basics. But this is where we are."

"Please do your job so we can get back to doing ours," they wrote.

WBAL reported the mayor responded with a statement from his office, expressing that he shares the business owners' "frustrations over the violence across the city."

He said he'd ordered city workers to "address it."

"Call it the Baltimore Tea Party," explained PJ Media.

"The last thing Baltimore needed was to have its police defunded. But the mayor and city council followed the far-left activist agitators off that cliff in 2020, and homicide in Harm City shot up," the report said.

"City officials are hired by voters to do their jobs. Businesses pay taxes to fund the city’s provision of services. But if the city is failing in its most fundamental duties, it doesn’t deserve the taxes. The business leaders can better spend that money on security and other services they can depend on, or something else. The city’s failure can’t and won’t go without some reaction," PJ Media reported.

https://www.wnd.com/2021/06/sick-businesses-refuse-pay-taxes-police-defunded/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=wnd-breaking&utm_campaign=breaking&utm_content=breaking&ats_es=8fb799e06563a601f50b5fdaf395b859
'We're sick of it': Businesses refuse to pay taxes... (show quote)


EXCELLENT!! Another example of people taking back the power granted in our constitution!!!

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Jun 9, 2021 12:15:09   #
Kevyn
 
Oldsailor65 wrote:
'We're sick of it': Businesses refuse to pay taxes after police defunded
Companies urge city: 'Please do your job so we can get back to doing ours'
Bob Unruh By Bob Unruh
Published June 9, 2021 at 11:25am

Business owners in one Baltimore district are staging a "tea party" with their taxes because of the city's recent moves to defund police and refuse to provide basic services such as trash collection.

Dozens of business operators in the city's Fell's Point district have written to Mayor Brandon Scott, council members and others warning that "the chaos and lawlessness that escalated this weekend into another night of tragic, unspeakable gun violence" is unacceptable.

"Our elected leaders have closed their eyes and ears and turned their backs on our community for long enough," they said in their letter. "We are fed up and frustrated, and we now realize that nothing will change unless we demand action.

"To compel our leaders to do their job and to stand up for neighborhoods all across Baltimore, the undersigned parties are prepared to withhold our city taxes and minor privilege and permit fees and place those funds into an escrow account, which we will not release until and unless basic and essential municipal services are restored."

They list a failure to "pick up the trash."

It piles up and "attracts rodents and fosters disease," among other things, they say. "We're sick of it."

And they want traffic and parking laws enforced, and "open-air alcohol and drug sales" shut down.
Is mass refusal to pay taxes a good way to prompt government to do its job?
YES-96% (75 Votes)
NO-4% (3 Votes)
"There are individual vendors in Fell's Point illegally selling large volumes of alcohol, marijuana, and a range of other illicit substances directly in front of our establishments with no consequences," they explain.

"There are individual vendors in Fell's Point illegally selling large volumes of alcohol, marijuana, and a range of other illicit substances directly in front of our establishments with no consequences," they explain.

And finally, "empower police to responsibly do their job."

"On top of everything else, some of our employees are now scared, and we are scared for our employees. In a city with organized crime and soaring gun violence, we appreciate the extraordinary demands on our police. Our officers cannot and should not use the power of arrest to address every situation. At the same time, police cannot be directed to ignore manifest lawlessness that happens right before their eyes. When it comes to prostitution, public urination and defecation, and the illegal sale and consumption of alcohol and illicit drugs on the streets, we know these crimes are not as serious as the carjackings, shootings, and homicides that have become routine. But, as this past weekend proved, a culture of lawlessness rarely remains confined to petty offenses and invariably leads to the kinds of violence and tragedy we witnessed late Saturday night," they wrote.

Among other issues, three men were shot in the Fell's Point district on just that one night.

The business owners explained, "Frankly, it is pathetic that we have to beg for these basics. But this is where we are."

"Please do your job so we can get back to doing ours," they wrote.

WBAL reported the mayor responded with a statement from his office, expressing that he shares the business owners' "frustrations over the violence across the city."

He said he'd ordered city workers to "address it."

"Call it the Baltimore Tea Party," explained PJ Media.

"The last thing Baltimore needed was to have its police defunded. But the mayor and city council followed the far-left activist agitators off that cliff in 2020, and homicide in Harm City shot up," the report said.

"City officials are hired by voters to do their jobs. Businesses pay taxes to fund the city’s provision of services. But if the city is failing in its most fundamental duties, it doesn’t deserve the taxes. The business leaders can better spend that money on security and other services they can depend on, or something else. The city’s failure can’t and won’t go without some reaction," PJ Media reported.

https://www.wnd.com/2021/06/sick-businesses-refuse-pay-taxes-police-defunded/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=wnd-breaking&utm_campaign=breaking&utm_content=breaking&ats_es=8fb799e06563a601f50b5fdaf395b859
'We're sick of it': Businesses refuse to pay taxes... (show quote)

So the city revokes their occupation permits and seizes the property for back taxes. Then they sell the building and fixtures to a responsible owner who fulfills their obligations to the community.

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Jun 9, 2021 12:18:41   #
lpnmajor Loc: Arkansas
 
Oldsailor65 wrote:
'We're sick of it': Businesses refuse to pay taxes after police defunded
Companies urge city: 'Please do your job so we can get back to doing ours'
Bob Unruh By Bob Unruh
Published June 9, 2021 at 11:25am

Business owners in one Baltimore district are staging a "tea party" with their taxes because of the city's recent moves to defund police and refuse to provide basic services such as trash collection.

Dozens of business operators in the city's Fell's Point district have written to Mayor Brandon Scott, council members and others warning that "the chaos and lawlessness that escalated this weekend into another night of tragic, unspeakable gun violence" is unacceptable.

"Our elected leaders have closed their eyes and ears and turned their backs on our community for long enough," they said in their letter. "We are fed up and frustrated, and we now realize that nothing will change unless we demand action.

"To compel our leaders to do their job and to stand up for neighborhoods all across Baltimore, the undersigned parties are prepared to withhold our city taxes and minor privilege and permit fees and place those funds into an escrow account, which we will not release until and unless basic and essential municipal services are restored."

They list a failure to "pick up the trash."

It piles up and "attracts rodents and fosters disease," among other things, they say. "We're sick of it."

And they want traffic and parking laws enforced, and "open-air alcohol and drug sales" shut down.
Is mass refusal to pay taxes a good way to prompt government to do its job?
YES-96% (75 Votes)
NO-4% (3 Votes)
"There are individual vendors in Fell's Point illegally selling large volumes of alcohol, marijuana, and a range of other illicit substances directly in front of our establishments with no consequences," they explain.

"There are individual vendors in Fell's Point illegally selling large volumes of alcohol, marijuana, and a range of other illicit substances directly in front of our establishments with no consequences," they explain.

And finally, "empower police to responsibly do their job."

"On top of everything else, some of our employees are now scared, and we are scared for our employees. In a city with organized crime and soaring gun violence, we appreciate the extraordinary demands on our police. Our officers cannot and should not use the power of arrest to address every situation. At the same time, police cannot be directed to ignore manifest lawlessness that happens right before their eyes. When it comes to prostitution, public urination and defecation, and the illegal sale and consumption of alcohol and illicit drugs on the streets, we know these crimes are not as serious as the carjackings, shootings, and homicides that have become routine. But, as this past weekend proved, a culture of lawlessness rarely remains confined to petty offenses and invariably leads to the kinds of violence and tragedy we witnessed late Saturday night," they wrote.

Among other issues, three men were shot in the Fell's Point district on just that one night.

The business owners explained, "Frankly, it is pathetic that we have to beg for these basics. But this is where we are."

"Please do your job so we can get back to doing ours," they wrote.

WBAL reported the mayor responded with a statement from his office, expressing that he shares the business owners' "frustrations over the violence across the city."

He said he'd ordered city workers to "address it."

"Call it the Baltimore Tea Party," explained PJ Media.

"The last thing Baltimore needed was to have its police defunded. But the mayor and city council followed the far-left activist agitators off that cliff in 2020, and homicide in Harm City shot up," the report said.

"City officials are hired by voters to do their jobs. Businesses pay taxes to fund the city’s provision of services. But if the city is failing in its most fundamental duties, it doesn’t deserve the taxes. The business leaders can better spend that money on security and other services they can depend on, or something else. The city’s failure can’t and won’t go without some reaction," PJ Media reported.

https://www.wnd.com/2021/06/sick-businesses-refuse-pay-taxes-police-defunded/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=wnd-breaking&utm_campaign=breaking&utm_content=breaking&ats_es=8fb799e06563a601f50b5fdaf395b859
'We're sick of it': Businesses refuse to pay taxes... (show quote)


This country began with a rebellion against taxation without representation, so I guess it's time to rebel against taxation with stupid representation. Police need MORE funding, not for tanks and such, but for training, training, and when they think they've got it down........................ more training.

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Jun 9, 2021 12:20:15   #
Oldsailor65 Loc: Iowa
 
Kevyn wrote:
So the city revokes their occupation permits and seizes the property for back taxes. Then they sell the building and fixtures to a responsible owner who fulfills their obligations to the community.


Kevy...you don't understand and I'm done with wasting my time trying to explain to you or any of the other ****id liberals here on OPP!!

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Jun 9, 2021 13:09:00   #
Liberty Tree
 
Oldsailor65 wrote:
Kevy...you don't understand and I'm done with wasting my time trying to explain to you or any of the other ****id liberals here on OPP!!


I quit reading his posts and responding to him, along with some others, a long time ago.

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Jun 9, 2021 13:29:53   #
wtroxell
 
Kevyn wrote:
So the city revokes their occupation permits and seizes the property for back taxes. Then they sell the building and fixtures to a responsible owner who fulfills their obligations to the community.


Yeah it's just that simple. All business own their buildings, right?

No business will move outside the jurisdiction of the horribly run democrat/union cities, will they?

There won't be any litigation dragging things out 'till the cows come home.

The obligation is mutual.

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Jun 10, 2021 05:59:49   #
Smedley_buzkill
 
Kevyn wrote:
So the city revokes their occupation permits and seizes the property for back taxes. Then they sell the building and fixtures to a responsible owner who fulfills their obligations to the community.

Did you just say "obligations to the community?" What the HELL do you think the City Council got elected for? Never mind, it's Baltimore. They got elected by a bunch of welfare leeches who want their free ride to continue forever. Why don't you go open a business there, Keb? You'd fit right in. Just not with the business owners.

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Jun 10, 2021 06:51:46   #
drlarrygino
 
Kevyn wrote:
So the city revokes their occupation permits and seizes the property for back taxes. Then they sell the building and fixtures to a responsible owner who fulfills their obligations to the community.


Sure thing. Give the property to a thuggish saint like George Floyd, who has no idea what work is, other than stealing things from others and could have cared less about his obligation to his community.

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Jun 10, 2021 06:56:11   #
drlarrygino
 
lpnmajor wrote:
This country began with a rebellion against taxation without representation, so I guess it's time to rebel against taxation with stupid representation. Police need MORE funding, not for tanks and such, but for training, training, and when they think they've got it down........................ more training.


I would prefer that we train thugs not to be thuggish and then train their illegitimate progeny the same thing so that their criminality is not a systemic blight in any community.

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Jun 10, 2021 06:59:07   #
drlarrygino
 
Smedley_buzkill wrote:
Did you just say "obligations to the community?" What the HELL do you think the City Council got elected for? Never mind, it's Baltimore. They got elected by a bunch of welfare leeches who want their free ride to continue forever. Why don't you go open a business there, Keb? You'd fit right in. Just not with the business owners.


Kevvy could open up a "boot and butt store". His logo would be, "We lick the boots and butts of JOE BOMMIT."

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Jun 10, 2021 07:12:55   #
lindajoy Loc: right here with you....
 
Oldsailor65 wrote:
'We're sick of it': Businesses refuse to pay taxes after police defunded
Companies urge city: 'Please do your job so we can get back to doing ours'
Bob Unruh By Bob Unruh
Published June 9, 2021 at 11:25am

Business owners in one Baltimore district are staging a "tea party" with their taxes because of the city's recent moves to defund police and refuse to provide basic services such as trash collection.

Dozens of business operators in the city's Fell's Point district have written to Mayor Brandon Scott, council members and others warning that "the chaos and lawlessness that escalated this weekend into another night of tragic, unspeakable gun violence" is unacceptable.

"Our elected leaders have closed their eyes and ears and turned their backs on our community for long enough," they said in their letter. "We are fed up and frustrated, and we now realize that nothing will change unless we demand action.

"To compel our leaders to do their job and to stand up for neighborhoods all across Baltimore, the undersigned parties are prepared to withhold our city taxes and minor privilege and permit fees and place those funds into an escrow account, which we will not release until and unless basic and essential municipal services are restored."

They list a failure to "pick up the trash."

It piles up and "attracts rodents and fosters disease," among other things, they say. "We're sick of it."

And they want traffic and parking laws enforced, and "open-air alcohol and drug sales" shut down.
Is mass refusal to pay taxes a good way to prompt government to do its job?
YES-96% (75 Votes)
NO-4% (3 Votes)
"There are individual vendors in Fell's Point illegally selling large volumes of alcohol, marijuana, and a range of other illicit substances directly in front of our establishments with no consequences," they explain.

"There are individual vendors in Fell's Point illegally selling large volumes of alcohol, marijuana, and a range of other illicit substances directly in front of our establishments with no consequences," they explain.

And finally, "empower police to responsibly do their job."

"On top of everything else, some of our employees are now scared, and we are scared for our employees. In a city with organized crime and soaring gun violence, we appreciate the extraordinary demands on our police. Our officers cannot and should not use the power of arrest to address every situation. At the same time, police cannot be directed to ignore manifest lawlessness that happens right before their eyes. When it comes to prostitution, public urination and defecation, and the illegal sale and consumption of alcohol and illicit drugs on the streets, we know these crimes are not as serious as the carjackings, shootings, and homicides that have become routine. But, as this past weekend proved, a culture of lawlessness rarely remains confined to petty offenses and invariably leads to the kinds of violence and tragedy we witnessed late Saturday night," they wrote.

Among other issues, three men were shot in the Fell's Point district on just that one night.

The business owners explained, "Frankly, it is pathetic that we have to beg for these basics. But this is where we are."

"Please do your job so we can get back to doing ours," they wrote.

WBAL reported the mayor responded with a statement from his office, expressing that he shares the business owners' "frustrations over the violence across the city."

He said he'd ordered city workers to "address it."

"Call it the Baltimore Tea Party," explained PJ Media.

"The last thing Baltimore needed was to have its police defunded. But the mayor and city council followed the far-left activist agitators off that cliff in 2020, and homicide in Harm City shot up," the report said.

"City officials are hired by voters to do their jobs. Businesses pay taxes to fund the city’s provision of services. But if the city is failing in its most fundamental duties, it doesn’t deserve the taxes. The business leaders can better spend that money on security and other services they can depend on, or something else. The city’s failure can’t and won’t go without some reaction," PJ Media reported.

https://www.wnd.com/2021/06/sick-businesses-refuse-pay-taxes-police-defunded/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=wnd-breaking&utm_campaign=breaking&utm_content=breaking&ats_es=8fb799e06563a601f50b5fdaf395b859
'We're sick of it': Businesses refuse to pay taxes... (show quote)


BRAVO!!! Exactly what should be done by every business owner across the Nation!!!
Putting funds in escrow means business and could take a lawsuit to disperse!!! Brilliant strategy!!! Dereliction of duty, subjecting citizens to undo fearful conditions and safety should be significantly plead too!! Failure to secure businesses and failure to remove garbage is also a general hazard and safety hazard to the public at hand...

Glad to see this and hope many other businesses join ranks and move these idiots out of office soon!!! Election year coming prime time to flex their muscle!!! They only beed us for our and don’t care after that!! Bankrupt these Municipalities withholding taxes speaks volumes and watch them take interest then...

Love it!

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Jun 10, 2021 07:16:57   #
lindajoy Loc: right here with you....
 
Kevyn wrote:
So the city revokes their occupation permits and seizes the property for back taxes. Then they sell the building and fixtures to a responsible owner who fulfills their obligations to the community.


You really should not speak on topics you know little of..
Do you know what it means when someone puts funds in an escrow regarding a disputed issue? It means they are not refusing to pay thy sre withholding pay until obligations under and by the State are full-filled... Gunna stop there so you can figure out the rest...

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Jun 10, 2021 07:18:01   #
lindajoy Loc: right here with you....
 
lpnmajor wrote:
This country began with a rebellion against taxation without representation, so I guess it's time to rebel against taxation with stupid representation. Police need MORE funding, not for tanks and such, but for training, training, and when they think they've got it down........................ more training.


Agreed!!!

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Jun 10, 2021 07:20:10   #
Oldsailor65 Loc: Iowa
 
lindajoy wrote:
You really should not speak on topics you know little of..
Do you know what it means when someone puts funds in an escrow regarding a disputed issue? It means they are not refusing to pay thy sre withholding pay until obligations under and by the State are full-filled... Gunna stop there so you can figure out the rest...


Kevy won't figure it out!!

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