I find myself again responding like a sucker fish to the worm-ridden bait which columnist Morgan Liddick regularly trolls before readers of SDN; this time it came on May 7 in an article he disingenuously titled “I would have preferred not to do this, but …” He begins by giddily proclaiming, ‘I told you so’ and commences to attack Gov. Ritter for proposing, in his eyes, to illegally raise taxes; tax money which Ritter pledges to spend on education and child health care. Liddick then takes poor taste to a new level in chiding the Democrats for “whining” in expressing concerns for the welfare of children. All this while failing to note that Ritter seeks to fund the very programs which have suffered because of the domestic policy of Liddick’s party. He goes on to mock Democrats for claiming a “crisis” exists in health care. I wonder if Liddick’s head-in-sand posture also includes denying the theory of evolution?Morgan Liddick is a real estate sales person. A fact which may prove relevant in judging the objectivity of his message. Posturing as though he were the champion of the average tax payer he bemoaned the fact that if Gov. Ritter has his way the average homeowner will be paying more in real estate taxes. This “champion” failed to mention that home ownership is out of reach for most and that property valuations in Summit County are skyrocketing precisely because non-residents are clamoring for him to sell them second homes at inflated prices. Ironically, many of these wealthy buyers are among the select beneficiaries of the Bush tax cuts. Wait. I can see what you’re thinking: if the wealthy get to pay less in taxes they’ll have more money to buy real estate … hmmm. I hope that citizens, voting in the next national election, will be as clear in stating their values as Liddick is in stating his.
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