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Property Assessments Arrive

By Greg L | 24 March 2009 | Local Economy | 96 Comments

Property assessments in Prince William County arrived in resident’s mailboxes today, and more than a few are rather surprised, given the emails I’ve been getting.  Drops of more than $100,000 are common, shaving off 30% or more of a home’s assessed value.  While the decreases were expected, seeing the actual numbers show up is a bit of a shock for many.

Residents should take some solace in the fact that the relationship between these numbers and actual values are somewhat tenuous.  The county took real estate data, extrapolated a bit, and figured that if the houses that sold were selling for 30% less, that means your house is likely worth 30% less as well.  Although it’s a relatively fair way to establish values, in that everyone is effected equally, it’s not necessarily an accurate representation of what values for any individual house actually are.

Many of the homes that sold, and were used as the basis for these figures, were foreclosures at bargain-basement prices.  Some of these had serious deficiencies.  Comparing your well-kept home to a bank-owned property with all the appliances stripped and holes in the drywall isn’t going to yield an accurate evaluation.  While it’ll get you a nice break on your property taxes, and an opportunity to speak with the folks handling your escrow account to reduce the amount you have to pay, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your home is actually worth as little as the county says in the open market.So take these numbers with a grain, or perhaps a full wheelbarrow of salt.

The residential real estate market is actually recovering pretty well.  In February, inventory levels dropped to about a five month supply and the number of homes on the market has fallen continuously to the nearly pre-bubble levels of August 2005.  Thge average number of days on the market has decreased, and the sales price vs. listing price ratio has improved.  If you look around the neighborhoods, there are a lot less houses with “for sale” signs in the yard than there were a year ago, while the number of home sales has nearly doubled.  Looking at this strictly from a supply and demand standpoint, the market is improving considerably, and residential values will soon reflect that.  Regardless of these property assessments, the market is poised for recovery

In the meantime, we can take heart in that our elected officials in Prince William County have decided to ensure that in the midst of this they’re not going to demand a higher proportion of our wealth.  At least at the county level, our government hasn’t decided that economic uncertainty is necessarily an opportunity to increase our taxes.



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96 Comments

  1. Dave in PWC said on 25 Mar 2009 at 7:01 am:
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    Ouch, my condo is down about 80k from last year. Now I’m really upside down on value vs mortage.

    The good news is that we don’t have but a few vacancies and young couples with small children are moving in and they don’t have multiple vehicles that try to park on the grass or fit 15 people into a three bedroom condo. It’s nice to walk around in the evening and not be blasted by music or having to pick up empty beer bottles. It’s nice not having my girlfriend jeered at by people who don’t speak the language, although she might be too old for them she is after all over 21.

  2. Johnson said on 25 Mar 2009 at 7:14 am:
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    How can I access assessments in PWC? York County has them on their website. It would be interesting to see what my old house is worth vs. what I sold it for.

  3. Foia said on 25 Mar 2009 at 7:23 am:
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    The value of your home only matters if you are buying or selling. My assessment went down $177,700, I really don’t care since I never expect to sell my home, it is in a trust and will be going to my heirs to do what ever they want to do with it. In the mean time my taxes are going to drop about $350, when computing your taxes remember to include all of the “special” assessments the Board of County Stupidvisors impose, fire, etc. I saw in the News and Mess that the Stupidvisors are considering upping the Personal Property tax from $3.70 to 3.95 and getting rid of the non federal deductable county sticker tax. I see no reason to up the PP tax, the sticker should have been done away with years ago just as many VA countys have done. As most of you are aware PWC taxes the nuisance taxes to the max allowed by law: electricty, land line phone, cell phone, cable, none of these are federally deductable and should be done away with, these are hidden taxes imposed by the cowards serving on the Board of County Stupidvisors.

  4. Foia said on 25 Mar 2009 at 7:25 am:
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    Johnson, go to the PWC web site, click on residents, click on realestate assessments, go to the real estate assessment page, enter your address

  5. Mr. Anon said on 25 Mar 2009 at 7:40 am:
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    I have a dumb question that maybe some of you with real estate knowledge can help with. I currently have about 30 percent equity in my house, based on the last assessment that was done during financing and last year’s tax assessment. I’d like to refinance and take about 15-20 k out to do some home repairs (finish basement, build deck, new carpeting, etc.) that we can enjoy now, and also will add something to the value. Based on this years assessment, I would no longer have 20 percent equity if take this money out. Will I have to pay PMI if I chose to do this?

  6. Good Time Charlie said on 25 Mar 2009 at 8:06 am:
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    Banks are tight on equity loans given the current state of the economy (increasing jobless rates), tightened lending restrictions, and an additional round of foreclosures currently being processed for realtors to market. Additionally, equity lines are based on appraisals and not assessments. Since appraised values are based on most recent homes sold in your immediate area, unless your home is worth 20-30% more than neighboring appraisals there is no justification for the bank to make the loan. If your current interest rate is high I suggest you consider refinancing (current 30 yr. fixed loans are currently +/- 5%). Use the difference in your monthly payments to finance your improvements.

  7. What I know said on 25 Mar 2009 at 8:18 am:
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    I DON’T KNOW WHAT EQUITY YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT? oURS WENT DOWN $175,000 AND NOW IT’S WORTH $20ooo, MORE THAN WE PAID FOR IT JUST OVER 20 years ago.

    THERE IS NO ROOM FOR A HOME LOAN AND IN THIS MARKET WHO WOULD WANT TO ADD MORE LOANS TO THEIR HOUSE?

    i NEVER THOUGHT THE HOUSE WAS WORTH THE ESCULATED ASSESSMENT OF $425,000. BUT HERE WE ARE STARING OVER AGAIN TRING TO BUILD EQUITY IN OUR OLDER YEARS.

    WHAT A LIFE. HOPE IT GETS BACK TO NORMAL.

  8. Howard Roark said on 25 Mar 2009 at 10:14 am:
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    If you plan to stay in your home for about another five years and have a fixed-rate mortgage, you’ll be fine. I wouldn’t be surprised if home prices have doubled by then from their current levels because of the inflation that will be coming our way.

    The economy and prices are down now, however you should have your seat belts buckled in a few years. The Federal Reserve’s policy announced last week of Fed purchases of hundreds of billions of dollars of Treasury debt represents monetization of government debt. The Fed has already been using its balance sheet for other bailout and stimulus measures. These actions, combined with all of the other monetary and fiscal stimulus programs, are setting the stage for huge price instability.

    Usually when the Treasury issues debt they sell it to people (US citizens, the Chinese central bank, etc.) who buy it with real money – no monetary stimulus involved. When the Fed buys the debt they simply increase bank reserve accounts at the Fed, thus increasing the monetary base. Bernanke said as much in his recent “60 Minutes” interview. To compound the problem, the banks can expand lending and the money supply by some multiple of this injection of reserves resulting from the Fed’s purchases of Treasury debt.

    Click on the following link to see a graph of the Fed’s staggering increase in monetary base since last fall: http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/BOGAMBNS?cid=124

    This expansion of the monetary base has already resulted in accelerating growth of the money supply since it flattened in response to the freezing up of bank lending last year (http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M2NS?cid=29). Bernanke’s position is that he can reverse this process but I don’t buy it. The actions are designed to end the recession and reversing them could trigger a depression.

    This process doesn’t fully manifest itself in the economy immediately, however. Even the great Milton Freidman, and other economists, has noted that both monetary and fiscal policies take at least three years to have their full effects.

    In short, the Fed might be doing what it needs to do to avoid a depression. However, be prepared for a shift from the current recession and flat price level to a perhaps modestly growing level of global economic activity combined with high inflation. Moreover, the high inflation will push up interest rates. Bottom line, those owning real estate financed with fixed-rate mortgages will be much happier in three to five years than they were when they opened their assessment statements this week. If, that is, they can deal with the stagflationary economy that will come along with the inflation.

  9. Johnson said on 25 Mar 2009 at 10:48 am:
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    Foia-
    Gracias.

  10. bonscott1976 said on 25 Mar 2009 at 11:29 am:
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    the house i currently live in, in the beautiful city of manassas park, is a 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath town house. before the housing market bubble burst, this house was assessed (please excuse the spelling…lol) at 475,000. $475,000!!!, in the group of town houses right across from Osbourne Park High School on Conner Drive. $475,000…..now…..it’s worth less than what my girlfriend paid for it in 91/92…..$105,000…tell me how that works. down 370 some odd thousand dollars….that ain’t right. but…then again, it is manassas park after all…lol

  11. Karla H said on 25 Mar 2009 at 12:15 pm:
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    So what if “assessments” go down:
    1. they are meaningless… ask yourself, “What does the government know.” The true value of your home is what you can sell it for.
    2. My house is actually a home… not an ATM machine. If it goes up or down it is moot to me. It is where I live.
    3. A lower assessment “could” mean less property tax. Gotta like that!
    4. Lower home values mean my children will be able to afford a home. They won’t be squatting on me. Gotta like that too!

  12. Anonymous said on 25 Mar 2009 at 12:27 pm:
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    obama lied, the economy died!

  13. Johnson said on 25 Mar 2009 at 12:28 pm:
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    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/41538967.html

    Ike Leggett’s legacy. Laying off county employess, but the illegal aliens are happy!

  14. DB Cooper said on 25 Mar 2009 at 1:12 pm:
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    The Illegal Invaders are always happy, Johnson. It’s their culture.

  15. Mando said on 25 Mar 2009 at 1:17 pm:
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    @Johnson

    That’s why I like MD just the way they are. A magnet. Can’t say they don’t deserve it either.

  16. Tom said on 25 Mar 2009 at 1:28 pm:
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    My tax assessment dropped from a 277K to 154K, now my question is what’s going to happen with the tax rate? It was in the 1% to 1.1% range last year, is the county going to raise it to around 2%? I figure the county will get at least as much money out of me this year as last.

  17. Vigilant1 said on 25 Mar 2009 at 2:28 pm:
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    Johnson said on 25 Mar 2009 at 7:14 am: Flag comment

    How can I access assessments in PWC? York County has them on their website. It would be interesting to see what my old house is worth vs. what I sold it for.

    Here is the site. Click on property search, put in the street name and then find your street number and there you go!

    http://www4.pwcgov.org/realestate/LandRover.asp

  18. starryflights said on 25 Mar 2009 at 2:33 pm:
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    My property value went down 57.3% from it’s high. I am 30K above were I started, eighteen years ago. :-(

  19. starryflights said on 25 Mar 2009 at 2:40 pm:
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    Should be WHERE I started…why no edit button?

  20. Chicken Little said on 25 Mar 2009 at 2:46 pm:
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    Starry -I’m right there with you. At the highest, we were valued at $330k - now, $163k and falling -

  21. Mighty Dog said on 25 Mar 2009 at 5:21 pm:
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    I’m right behind you starryflights. $50k above what I started 15 years ago. Before the bubble burst, the appraisals were $625,000 in our neighborhood.
    Anyone complain about Manassass not having affordable housing now wants something given to them. Let’s hope HUD doesn’t decide to buy up foreclosures everywhere.

  22. A PW County Resident said on 25 Mar 2009 at 7:30 pm:
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    Folks, someone should ask why assessments were so high in prior years and therefore you paid bigtime taxes. There is some incentive for government to undervalue property?

  23. Anonymous said on 25 Mar 2009 at 10:51 pm:
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    Off topic but just to let everyone who visitis the “anti” site that they are getting more than they wanted. :(

    http://www.tenthofmarch.com/2007/04/19/remove-and-block-sitemeter-specificclick-dot-net/

  24. freedom said on 26 Mar 2009 at 6:35 am:
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    Well, “PW County Resident,” just be thankful that unlike many jurisdictions, PWC does not predict a budget shortfall for FY-2009. …and despite a likely increase in the rate, the FY-2010 tax bill on residential property will be less than it was in FY-2009…all because of reduced assessments, of course.

    For that, you can thank Corey Stewart, Wally Covington, John Stirrup, Maureen Caddigan, Marty Nohe, and Mike May.

  25. Foia said on 26 Mar 2009 at 7:36 am:
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    Freedom, well not exactly, all this indicates is that the county was collecting too much revenue last year, and we paid taxes that were too high due to unnecessary spending by the Board of County Stupidvisors, including the 6 dunderheads you mention.

  26. Gordon Gekhoe said on 26 Mar 2009 at 8:37 am:
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    I just passed the Coverstone 7-11. There were no (as in zero, zip, nada) day laborers in the vicinity. Not even across the street at the Race Track gas station where their “jefe” seems to keep track of things and collect his cut. Any guesses/explanations where they went (other than the rain, which never deterred them in the past).

  27. Anonymous said on 26 Mar 2009 at 10:07 am:
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    Who knows, but lets hope the day laborers stay gone! Over on antibvbl Alanna would have you believe the government has explicitly allowed illegals in the country because they collect their taxes and social security! She neglects to mention the use of fraudulent social security numbers - causing id theft and harming innocent law abiding citizens. Maybe if someone uses her social security number and ruins her credit she’ll change her mind!

  28. K.O'toole said on 26 Mar 2009 at 10:21 am:
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    somewhat related is this video. we need people like this in our own congress:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94lW6Y4tBXs

  29. Karla H said on 26 Mar 2009 at 10:42 am:
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    “President Barack Obama’s aunt, a Kenyan immigrant who ignited controversy last year for living in the United States illegally, has returned to her quiet apartment in a Boston public housing project to prepare for an April 1 deportation hearing that will be closed to the public.

    She had been living in the country illegally since she was ordered deported in 2004.

    Now the woman Obama called “Auntie Zeituni” and described as a kindly woman who kissed him on both cheeks and guided him during his trip to Kenya 20 years ago, is in a national spotlight, where her case is seen as a test of the Obama admin istration’s commitment to enforcing immigration laws. Critics, outraged that she is living in taxpayer-funded public housing while thousands of citizens and legal immigrants are on waiting lists, are scrutinizing the case for political favoritism. Others caution that she may have legitimate grounds to stay in the United States.”

    Let me repeat… “she is living in taxpayer-funded public housing while thousands of citizens and legal immigrants are on waiting lists”

    Any questions?

  30. starryflights said on 26 Mar 2009 at 11:19 am:
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    Can you imagine if this had been Bush’s illegal alien aunt?

  31. G Man said on 26 Mar 2009 at 12:16 pm:
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    GAUDENCIO GOES GRATIS

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/24/AR2009032403920.html

  32. Karla H said on 26 Mar 2009 at 12:52 pm:
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    “President Obama’s administration announced Tuesday that it planned to send hundreds more federal agents to the Southwest to battle the increasing levels of guns, money and drugs trafficked across the border.”

    Our government is finally doing something! This is more than “Tiddly Winks” (GW Loser) ever did. And its more that McLame would’ve done.

  33. Anonymous said on 26 Mar 2009 at 12:52 pm:
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    Why didn’t the judge make him pay for the city’s expenses? He should also pay damages for ruining the look of the downtown area! The judge must be an illegal alien sympathizer.

  34. freedom said on 26 Mar 2009 at 1:03 pm:
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    “Collecting too much revenue,” FOIA? I certainly don’t disagree that our taxes have been and remain too high. However, if you can’t shrink the budget…and have lots and lots of social programs to pay for, what ya gonna do, panhandle on the street? :) :)

    Oh, and as for “dunderheads,” look it up in the dictionary…you clearly forgot to mention the two “champion dunderheads,” the one from Woodbridge and the one from Neabso, both of which wanted to raise the property taxes even more…and this year, despite decreased property values!! Now THAT’S the “dunderheads,” by definition. :) :)

  35. Karla H said on 26 Mar 2009 at 1:11 pm:
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    Hey! This board is great!! The 2 aunties at anti would’ve deleted all my posts!! They are against freedom of speech (unless it agrees with their opinions, of course). Ya know, the Nazis suppressed freedom of speech as well… and we can all see where that led.

  36. Anonymous said on 26 Mar 2009 at 2:10 pm:
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    All Obama’s going to do is grant amnesty to all those illegal aliens. So big deal that he’s sending more federal agents to the border. It is just for show to make it look like he’s doing something while he plans to grant amnesty to all illegals.

  37. Anonymous said on 26 Mar 2009 at 2:13 pm:
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    G Man said on 26 Mar 2009 at 12:16 pm: Flag comment

    GAUDENCIO GOES GRATIS

    “Fernie” will be back to his old habits faster than a bad frejole! He has made a laughing stock of ALL the residents of this area.

  38. Anonymous said on 26 Mar 2009 at 2:18 pm:
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    Karla H said on 26 Mar 2009 at 12:52 pm: Flag comment

    “President Obama’s administration announced Tuesday that it planned to send hundreds more federal agents to the Southwest to battle the increasing levels of guns, money and drugs trafficked across the border.”

    Did you notice that nowhere was the statement made that they were there to stop the illegal invasion? If they had said that they were going to “lock down” the border to prevent guns, drugs and illegals from crossing they probably would accomplish something. Right now they are only there to assist the Mexican politicians who want to get out of Mexico in a hurry.

  39. starryflights said on 26 Mar 2009 at 2:56 pm:
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    …and where is he getting those federal agents that he is sending to the border? I heard he was talking them from other places in the country. So those places will now have even fewer agents to deal with the illegal aliens.

  40. Karla H said on 26 Mar 2009 at 3:21 pm:
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    “NEW YORK (Reuters) - Washington Post Co plans to offer a new round of buyouts in 2009 to employees at its namesake, money-losing newspaper and cannot rule out layoffs, its publisher said on Thursday.”

    Awww… the Washington ComPost is going bust… what a cryin’ shame. This paper tries to convince its readers that amnesty for illegal invaders is “the right thing to do”… then I go to ANY one of their chats and find that people are 100% against amnesty. One guess as to why they can’t sell papers…

    Too bad newsprint is too rough for toilet paper…

  41. Dave in PWC said on 26 Mar 2009 at 3:32 pm:
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    I stopped buying the NYT and Wapo when they committed treason by letting the world know that we were monitoring OBL’s sat phone.

  42. Karla H said on 26 Mar 2009 at 3:45 pm:
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    “All Obama’s going to do is grant amnesty to all those illegal aliens.” - anomalous

    You might be surprised. I think the illegals stood a better chance under Bush (or McAmnesty) than Obama.

    You will notice that it was a black man who asked Obama about the homeless the other night, on TV. Note that the first word out of Obama’s mouth was “jobs” … not welfare… “jobs”.

    Obama is the first prez who will be able to tackle racism… because “he will not be regarded as a racist”. Bush could not say “jobs” … he would appear as a “racist”.

    You may be in for some real surprises.

  43. Cougar said on 26 Mar 2009 at 4:01 pm:
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    From Out West -
    The Arizona Republic (Phoenix) list of most e-mailed
    stories in the past week doesn’t mention taxes or immigration
    in the top ten, although an employment article
    garnered #2. The #3 was “Arizona bobcat attacks
    three people, including two in bar” and #1 -
    “Man gets 90 days for sex with car wash vacuum”.

    This is McCain’s home state, right? Guess that explains it.

  44. anon said on 26 Mar 2009 at 5:19 pm:
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    Karla H - I hope you are right about Obama and illegal aliens. But he has appointed a large number of people in his administration who definitely are in favor of amnesty. Also, as others have pointed out, the agents he is sending to the border are not going to stop any illegals from crossing - they are only there to “help” Mexico with its drug war and allegedly to prevent it from spilling over into the US - which it already has from what Texans living along the border say.

  45. michael said on 26 Mar 2009 at 6:07 pm:
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    There is another factor that will affect your future property assessments, and that is the wages and the poverty level of the illegal immigrants that hold those jobs that we do not deport.

    The “feds” that Obama gave permission to look the other way are people who have primarily come into the US in the past 25 years, got into our government and have “changed” the government policies to favor “illegal” immigrants while ignoring the law.
    There are a number of reasons why this must be stopped.
    My question to Obama today on his “ask the Whitehouse: site. is reason number one,
    1. A significant number of Americans are pro-ethnic, pro-gender, pro-racial and pro-religious in thier government policies. When this happens significant numbers of “individuals” are “discrimminated against and become left behind” because they have no racial, religious, ethnic or gender advocacy group to look out for their political special interests.
    To President Obama:
    “I am very supportive so far of your efforts to undo what the Bush Administration created. I could not ask this question on your open question sight because it is closed, but I believe it is an important one regarding your entire social and economic policy. Why do you continue to use the concept and language that people who are classified as “left behind” only belong to specific races, religions, genders and ethnicities? Such language indicates that you will only help specific races, religions, genders and ethnicities rather than help individuals on a case by case basis. Why do you not believe that your new economic and social policy should only help “individuals” who are “classified” as “low income” instead of helping specific races, religions, genders and ethnicities who as “protected” classes are the only people in this great nation of ours that deserve your attention, your support and your assistance. Along the same line why do you support “illegal” immigration, when it increases our overall poverty, reduces our wealth, divides our nation into diverse races and competing religious groups and ethnicities, instead of declaring that all Americans are either abiding by law or breaking law, and that all Americans are either law abiding or law breaking individuals to be treated equally ONLY as individuals and not protected classes? Why do you support policies, language and programs that promote the racial balancing of ethnic numbers, and diversity quotas based on race, religion, gender and ethnicity? What about the “low income” people who are not members of protected classes and identified groups but are “low income” and deserve your support? How will your social and economic policy help them without such racial, gender, religion and ethnicity group protected classificatiuon, job and policy discrimmination and equal opportunity prejudice?

    It is true we cannot deport all 12 million of them in one year. What we CAN do is simply refuse to give them green cards, forever, until they go back home and get in line. In five-ten years of patience and steadfast refusal to grant special privilige, people will understand they have no other choice but to legally apply for, enter lawfully, and remain legally under a governbment define quota that is set BASED on our ECONOMY and population growth control needs.
    This will prevent ALL future “illegal” immigration, will eleminate the need to such huge amounts of money being spent on the border, ELIMINATE the drug traffic by “illegal” immigrants, and let us concentrate on drug trafficking caused by “legal” people, who are MUCH EASIER TO TRACK and identify.

    Here is another reason you do not want “illegal” immigrants.
    They create a two-tiered wage system. As long as you have incentives for people who are desperate for work to remain (hoping to someday get a green card), they WILL REMAIN, and will ALWAYS cross the border or overstay existing visas AS LONG AS YOU LET THEM, FOREVER. Ultimately a two-tiered wage system, undermines wages for ALL legal people, creates exploitationn by business who will ALSO continue to ignore law IF YOU LET THEM (i.e this is why AIG failed, no law enforcement). If you give unlimited numbers of people unlimited opportunity to enter illegally, you will always have UNLIMITED illegal immigrant population growth (100 million of 350 million people in the US in 10 years will be former illegal immigrants of very divisive, hostile and agressive ethnicities). They will eventually dominate your political parties, and they will pursue the nasty habit of remaining segregated, remaining an ethnic backed political party, an ultimately (around the world), declare an ethnically separate countrey and new border (As in Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Georgia, Serbia, Russia, Canada, etc.)

    Almost 50 million formerly “illegal” immigrants in the US today have segregated themselves into political classes based on “ethnicity, race, religion and gender. In 10 years they will be able to control the vote, control the congress, and control the law. When that happens you will see a resurgence of racism, discrimmnation and “entire classes” of people put into “social classes” based on ethnicity and language spoken. The US may very likely break up. The “New American” government will help and favor those “elite social ethnic classes”, and will create an Aparthide (seperate but equal society of different languages) that is based on what color skin you have, what language you speak, what religion and ethnicity you belong to and what social structure and financial compensation you are entitled to, ALL SUPPORTED BY NEWLY ENACTED RACIAL LAWS THAT WILL SUPPORT ONLY “ILLEGAL” IMMIGRANT ETHNICITIES in control of the Congress and state governments.
    Welcome back to social class slavery, and social class serfdom in 20 years.

  46. Bob Wills said on 26 Mar 2009 at 7:23 pm:
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    One has to laugh at the people who think that Stewart is lowering taxes. As the Parks and Recreation had in the paper today they are rasing fees which of course are not deductable so the public gets a double hit. The parer reported that Stewart wants to rasie fees for construction and he thinks the builder will pay that and not the public. He nor his cohorts will never admit or realize it is the public who pays these added cost and not the builder..

    If the BOCS had added an amount to cover the revenue for decals to the RE Tax rate then vacant land and commercial and industrial property would have covered the cost for a big reduction to home owners and their vehicles rather then increasing the PP tax. But why would the BOCS care about the public that keeps reelecting them year after year.

    The Assesment office has a major problem in the assesments. a RPC lot with a single family is valued at 70,000.00 and an A-1 lot 3 times as large which is adjecent to it is valued at 50,000.00 Something is way off. the land of an end unit of a townhouse is less then the land value of an interior lot it is wrong. Don’t ask the assesment office how they valued your property for then can not tell you. All they do is push a button on a compter and accept what it prints out with out seeing if it is reasonable or correct.

    what a joke we have in the BOCS to watch over us and help us out..

  47. ateacher said on 26 Mar 2009 at 7:29 pm:
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    I got our current tax assessment on 3/24. In 2008 my house in Sudley was valued at 279,800. As of the current tax assessment on Jan. 1, 2009 that I received on 3/24/09 my home’s current value is 180,100. That is a 117,700 decrease. The decrease blows my mind since during all the years I’ve owned in Sudley I’ve never had more than an 50K increase in value in any given year, even during the “bubble” years. Prior to PWC sending me this info and FINALLY deciding on a property rate, my mtg co had to guesstimate my current taxes for ‘09, and they actually RAISED my escrow payments and henceforth my montly mortgage payments. Last night, armed with the newest and lowest tax value ever held on my home in seven years on my home, I called my mgt co and asked them what they estimated my ‘09 property taxes to be. The very nice woman quoted me a value TWICE the amount of what I will actually owe this year for property taxes. I informed her of the current value of my home, and the current max tax rate. I was then given an address to send my tax assessment statement so that the mgt co can re-examine the tax rate and adjust my escrow and monthly payment. I’ll keep you all posted on how low I get it reduced. Look at the total taxable worth of your homes, multiply it by the current tax rate, and call your mgt co and ask them what they estimated your taxes to be for 2009. If their expectations are higher than our piss poor reality, ask them to re-examine your escrow.

  48. Johnson said on 27 Mar 2009 at 6:53 am:
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    RE Obama’s plan to beef up the southern border, we received e-mails this week requesting volunteers to go down there on TDY for an unspecified period of time, to be assigned as needed. Bargaining unit employees can’t be forced to go unless a national emergency is declared by his Obamaness. We did the same thing on the Northern border for about a year after 9/11. The TDY’s will be conducting outbound operations to stop the flow of guns and money to Mexico. Why haven’t we been doing this all along? Ask your congressional representative. Hillary is blaming us for the drug trade, not the fine people of Mexico. If drugs were decriminalized, the Mexican gov’t would topple within a year due to the loss of the income from drugs and corruption. Celebrate diverse cultures!

  49. Anonymous said on 27 Mar 2009 at 8:09 am:
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    Pssst…Dave. I think you mean the Washington Times–not the NYT or the WashPo. (http://www.slate.com/id/2132975/) But don’t let, you know, facts get in the way of your indignation.

  50. Johnson said on 27 Mar 2009 at 11:43 am:
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    http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2009/mar/25/letter-un-american-pelosi-should-look-mirror/

    This is the sort of sh!t that we put up with from our so-called “leadership”. If you don’t like the law, blame the brave souls that enforce it. I’d really love to slap Pelosi silly.

    Apologies to those offended. I would never advocate violence against women.

    Just Nancy.

  51. freedom said on 27 Mar 2009 at 12:15 pm:
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    I’m with you on that one, Johnson….:(

  52. Jeff said on 27 Mar 2009 at 1:15 pm:
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    There is no law that says your house is an investment. Homes have utility value, you live in them. They give you shelter. No one complains when they drive a car off the lot that they suddenly have a bad value to loan number cause no one cares. They care that the car serves it purpose, that’s what you paid for, something to take you places when you step on the gas. Homes do the same thing no matter what they are worth, they provide shelter. No one forces you to move and suddenly be “under water” on your loan. Who cares what the value is after you have bought it? If you can make the payments, all is fine, if you can’t, you couldn’t afford the home in the first place. Even if you bought 10-20 years ago and your house is worth less than you bought it for, so what? Would you have preferred to have owned some GE stock? GM stock? I don’t get it why folks get so worked up over it, any other item you buy, there’s a good chance it’s worth less over time. Unless of course you can find some whacky rich person to pawn it off to as an “antique”.

  53. americangal4ever said on 27 Mar 2009 at 1:18 pm:
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    Let’s counter the Dream Act dreamers. They did the work for us so get on it today please.
    Hagan, Kay R. D NC
    B40A Dirksen Senate Office
    Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    P: 202-224-6342

    Specter, Arlen R PA
    711 HART BUILDING
    WASHINGTON , DC 20510
    TEL: 202-224-4254

    Hutchison, Kay Bailey R TX
    284 Russell Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510-4304
    202-224-5922
    202-224-0776 (FAX)
    202-224-5903 (TDD)

    Conrad, Kent D ND
    530 Hart Senate Office Building
    United States Senate
    Washington, DC 20510-3403
    Phone: (202) 224-2043
    Fax: (202) 224-7776

    Begich, Mark D AK
    825C HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
    WASHINGTON DC 20510
    DC Phone: 202-224-3004

    McCaskill, Claire D MO
    United States Senate
    Hart Senate Office Building, SH-717
    Washington, D.C. 20510
    (202) 224-6154
    FAX (202) 228-6326
    __________________
    “——————————————————————————–

    SO CALL!!!!!!! Now! leave a voicemail message if they don’t answer.
    You can just say “Hi, I am calling to urge senator ________ to please stop the DREAM Act. Thank you.”
    __________________

    Let’s roll people the opposition are filling the voicemails time to counter their efforts.

  54. Mark said on 27 Mar 2009 at 1:52 pm:
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    Just called and left a message with three of them. The first one, Senator Hagan, her voice mail is full, so don’t even bother.

  55. Greg Stiel said on 27 Mar 2009 at 4:44 pm:
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    I think the government should start a new program.

    We can call it adopt an alien.

    For the price of $59 Southwest will fly your new adoptie to Mexico City, Guatemala City, San Salvador, or Tegucigalpa. You can then send your adopted alien 25 dollars per week to feed him and his family. In return you will get a letter and a picture every other month from him or her and their family thanking you for your generosity. This way we can reunite him or her and their family. Those who think they should be paying for their health care, education, and general living expenses may adopt more that one alien or send more money per adoptie.

    This way we can take the burden off of the taxpayers back and let those who feel they have some kind of responsibility to take in strays to ease their Conscience.

  56. Dave in PWC said on 27 Mar 2009 at 5:46 pm:
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    Anonymous, thank you very much for correcting me on my assumption that the WaPo and NYT didn’t give away national security secrets. At the time in question I was not around to read any newspapers or watch the news I was in fact on a US Submarine on station. We found out about what happened with the leaking of info when we talked to our families that we had not seen for the four to six months while we were on deployment. So my mistake.

  57. Citizen 12 said on 27 Mar 2009 at 5:55 pm:
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    Johnson said on 27 Mar 2009 at 11:43 am

    Agree with your outrage. Along with most of the cabinet appointments it leaves no doubt that the new world order is in fact, non-partisan and on schedule. If this link is accurate at all, the recent comments by our Homeland Czar attacking her own people for doing their job merely underscore what was already known about her loyalties.

    “Far from being a border hawk, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano frequently blocked efforts to curb illegal immigration, say enforcement advocates concerned about her expected nomination to be the Homeland Security secretary under President Barack Obama.”

    http://www.cis.org/griffith/morningnews12108

    IMHO - Our two party system continues to act in collusion to achieve the single purpose of a new world order. They achieve this, in part, by the blatant censorship of alternative voice and the complacency of the masses.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZKJcKHmIAA&feature=channel

  58. Karla H said on 28 Mar 2009 at 11:28 am:
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    Heh, heh… front page of the Washington ComPost today (3/28/09) tells how illegals are getting drivers licenses in the “driver’s license sanctuary” state of Maryland by using mailboxes, and shared house addresses.

    All the illegals that left PWC and moved to Gaithersburg are now plaguing the people up there.

    There will be a backlash. Law abiding, taxpaying citizens do not like to be cheated.

    Perhaps if the Washington ComPost would read their own paper they would realize that illegal immigration is detrimental to our society. Note: nothing against Hispanics here… no racism… I am against “illegal immigration”… by ANY color of person.

  59. Big Dog said on 28 Mar 2009 at 12:12 pm:
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    Today’s WaPo real estate section features a piece
    on area home prices and sales in the last year.
    -(Prince William) “sales volume shot up in some
    neighborhoods with the steepest declines in prices.
    Many of those homes were those that had been
    foreclosed on by lenders and then sold at steep discounts.”
    - Buy house - sell to unqualified people (including
    illegals) at highly inflated prices, wait for it to hit
    forclosure, buy it back at a steep discount and
    sell again at for a large profit. What a deal
    for the “vultures”.

  60. DPortM said on 29 Mar 2009 at 9:04 am:
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    LAST REQUEST:
     
    The old priest lay dying in the hospital. For years He had faithfully served  the people of the nation’s capital.

    He motioned for his nurse to come near.
     
    “Yes, Father?” said the nurse.
     
    “I would really like to see Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi before I die”, whispered the priest.

    “I’ll see what I can do, Father” replied the nurse.
     
    The nurse sent the request to them and waited for a response. Soon the word arrived. Harry and Nancy would be delighted to visit the priest. As they went to the hospital, Harry commented to Nancy, “I don’t know why the old priest wants to see us, but it will certainly help our images.” Nancy couldn’t help but agree.

    When they arrived at the priest’s room, the priest took Nancy’s hand in his right hand and Harry’s hand in his left. There was silence and a look of serenity on the old priest’s face.

    Finally Nancy spoke. “Father, of all the people you could have chosen, why did you choose us to be with you as you neared the end?”

     The old priest slowly replied “I have always tried to pattern my life after our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” The old priest continued…”He died between two lying thieves. I would like to do  the same.”

  61. DPortM said on 29 Mar 2009 at 9:42 am:
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    Interested in TEA (Taxed Enough Already) parties?

    This is the DC tea party information:

    Host: Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party

    Type: Causes - Protest

    Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009

    Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Location: Lafayette Park

    City/Town: Washington, DC

    Email: washingtondcteaparty@gmail.com

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=55223597239#/event.php?eid=54624999794

    This is the TEA BAG information:

    Send your tea tags to Washington to send the message to your non-representing representative, “We want our country back!”

    Clip the tea tag off your tea bag (tea bags will not make it to their designated addressees for fear that they may contain a controlled substance), place it in an envelope, and send it to the politician of your choosing.

    Mail tags directly to the Commander in Thief at:

    President Barak Obama
    The White House
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20500

    This is the Annandale Tea Party

    We will be gathering in the picnic area at the Mason District Park on 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003. The date we have chosen is April 25th, a Saturday. The time is not nailed down yet - we’re still in the permit-application process - but details will be coming fairly soon. We hope you will “save the date” If you feel like it, bring a picnic lunch. There are tables with benches and plenty of parking. Turn right (what else?) when you enter the park. Check the map for the “Reservable Picnic Area” and that’s where we’ll meet.

    http://peterandhelenevans.com/teaparty.html

  62. DPortM said on 29 Mar 2009 at 10:38 am:
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    Sorry if this is a duplicate posting, I tried posting about 1/2 an hour ago and it didn’t show up.

    This is the DC tea (Taxed Enough Already) party:

    Host: Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party

    Type: Causes - Protest

    Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009

    Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Location: Lafayette Park

    City/Town: Washington, DC

    Email: washingtondcteaparty@gmail.com

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=55223597239#/event.php?eid=54624999794

    Where to send your TEA BAG information:

    Send your tea tags to Washington to send the message to your non-representing representative, “We want our country back!”

    Clip the tea tag off your tea bag (tea bags will not make it to their designated addressees for fear that they may contain a controlled substance), place it in an envelope, and send it to the politician of your choosing.

    Mail tags directly to the Commander in Thief at:

    President Barak Obama
    The White House
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20500

    This is the Annandale Tea Party

    We will be gathering in the picnic area at the Mason District Park on 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003. The date we have chosen is April 25th, a Saturday. The time is not nailed down yet - we’re still in the permit-application process - but details will be coming fairly soon. We hope you will “save the date” If you feel like it, bring a picnic lunch. There are tables with benches and plenty of parking. Turn right (what else?) when you enter the park. Check the map for the “Reservable Picnic Area” and that’s where we’ll meet.

    http://peterandhelenevans.com/teaparty.html

  63. DPortM said on 29 Mar 2009 at 10:42 am:
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    DC NATIONAL TEA PARTY:

    Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009

    Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Location: Lafayette Park, Washington, D.C.

    Email: washingtondcteaparty@gmail.com

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=55223597239#/event.php?eid=54624999794

  64. starryflights said on 29 Mar 2009 at 2:41 pm:
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    I can’t make it to D.C. Wish PWC was having a Tea Party.

  65. Anonymous said on 29 Mar 2009 at 3:42 pm:
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    BIg Dog:

    Funny you mention that. I have noticed in a lot of investors back in the market. A LOT of foreign names, buying houses at rock bottom. I am also noticing these same homes come back on the market after carpet and paint.

    Here we go again……………………………………………

    Investors buying a bunch of homes, beating out the first time buyer, flipping the houses and driving the prices back up…………………………………

    Most homes in PWC priced below $200,000 have multiple offers on them, most offers are going to investors. Homes are selling above asking price by 10,000-25,000. Banks are asking them to waive the difference in apprasials, buyers are doing it…………………………………………

    Here we go again…………..

  66. Citizen 12 said on 29 Mar 2009 at 5:22 pm:
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    Other things we notice as well.

    The new residents have 6 or more cars -just like the last ones.

    The cars change but not how many- just like the last ones.

    They seem to have large “families” - just like the last ones.

    This congress is not working for truth, justice and the American way - just like the last ones.

    This list is never ending - just like the last one. Oh…. its the same list.

    Its Deja Vu….all over again.

  67. starryflights said on 29 Mar 2009 at 7:11 pm:
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    I am also noticing LOTS of cars on my street again. It is SO disappointing that our BOCS didn’t do anything to dissuade the illegal aliens from coming back in. :-(

  68. Anonymous said on 29 Mar 2009 at 8:17 pm:
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    Its just too eazy for them. We are also seeing a lot of white investors using them as rentals.

    Be prepared for round two of foreclosures, the hault hasn’t done anything but let people stay in their house longer for free. As soon as the hault is lifted, there go the prices down again.

  69. Anonymous said on 30 Mar 2009 at 7:44 am:
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    starryflights said on 29 Mar 2009 at 7:11 pm: Flag comment

    I am also noticing LOTS of cars on my street again. It is SO disappointing that our BOCS didn’t do anything to dissuade the illegal aliens from coming back in.

    You are so right, starryflights. There has been a large influx into the Westgate area once again. Just look at the houses with five or six vehicles parked in front, in the driveway and on the lawns. As I posted after the backdoor negotiations the night of the BOCS vote to change the wording of the resolution, it (the resolution) is nothing but a paper tiger. I hate to say it but, we are going to be back to the same situation of overcrowding and no one is going to do a thing about it.

  70. park'd said on 30 Mar 2009 at 8:41 am:
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    I’m just hoping the RE market comes back enough in the next year or two for me to break even, dump this house and leave this area for good never to return. I’ve had quite enough of multiculturalism to last me a life time.

  71. Prester John said on 30 Mar 2009 at 9:03 am:
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    Tea parties are fine, but unless they are followed up by actual involvement in the political process i.e. running for office, supporting those that do, donating significant time and money etc., they will be little more than a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing.

    Our fearless representatives and senators might, MIGHT pay some lip service, but they will tow the Obama line for the next year or so when all the real damage will be done. Then they will magically reverse course next year, just in time for the 2010 elections knowing their constituents will forgive and forget what happened in 2009 (Webb and Warner of course have nothing to worry about until 2012 and 2014 respectively).

    Now then, if McDonnell, Bolling, and Cucinelli/Brownlee/Foster get elected by a resounding margin they might pay some more serious attention, but again, the major damage is being done as we speak.

    “The truth is treason in the empire of lies”
    www.campaignforliberty.com

  72. Karla H said on 30 Mar 2009 at 9:43 am:
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    “At a rally last week in Chicago, Cardinal Francis George, head of the archdiocese of Obama’s home city, called on the government “to end immigration raids and the separation of families” and support an overhaul of immigration law. “Reform would be a clear sign this administration is truly about change,” George said.”

    Hmmm… I wonder if Cardinal George would be saying the same thing if the illegal aliens were muslims?

  73. DPortM said on 30 Mar 2009 at 10:22 am:
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    Obama’s budget will be voted on this week in Congress.

    To send free e-mail to your Senators and Congressman asking them to reduct the budget, please visit the following link:

    http://www.capwiz.com/gopusa/home/

    Prester John is right. We have to get involved, contact our elected officials, and support those who represent our views - not the views of the ethno-centric groups and the big businesses.

  74. Big Dog said on 30 Mar 2009 at 10:55 am:
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    If this area is to be a peaceful, prosperous multi-cultural
    community then there must be clear and enforced
    basic “rules of the road”. Travel our roads and you
    see many types and colors of vehicles, but they
    ALL must pass state safety inspections, ALL drivers
    must be licensed and have insurance, ALL must
    obey traffic rules such as speed limits, and nobody
    can legally “express their culture” by throwing
    beer cans and other trash out the window.

    The challenge is how to transfer this general concept
    to housing without having DOJ, the ACLU, HOME, etc.
    ripping our faces off. Basic normal code enforcement
    works in normal times, but this isn’t a normal time.
    I’m not asking for a conservative or liberal plan,
    but a pragmatic one. (There are a reported 200+
    local homes that were so devastated in the last
    “flood” that they will have to be totally rebuilt -
    we can not allow that to happen again).

  75. Anonymous said on 30 Mar 2009 at 12:45 pm:
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    Big Dog said on 30 Mar 2009 at 10:55 am: Flag comment
    (There are a reported 200+
    local homes that were so devastated in the last
    “flood” that they will have to be totally rebuilt -
    we can not allow that to happen again).

    I think you will find that most people agree with you 100%. Unfortunately, who is going to prevent it? The “flood waters” are already rising in the area. So much for the “resolution.”

  76. Mr. Anon said on 30 Mar 2009 at 1:04 pm:
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    Karla H said on 30 Mar 2009 at 9:43 am: Flag comment

    “At a rally last week in Chicago, Cardinal Francis George, head of the archdiocese of Obama’s home city, called on the government “to end immigration raids and the separation of families” and support an overhaul of immigration law. “Reform would be a clear sign this administration is truly about change,” George said.”

    Hmmm… I wonder if Cardinal George would be saying the same thing if the illegal aliens were muslims?

    Karla, yes he would. Unfortunately the Catholic church (my church) is wrapped on in this mess, and does not support the rule of law.

  77. Mr. Anon said on 30 Mar 2009 at 1:04 pm:
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    Earthly law, that is…..

  78. Anonymous said on 30 Mar 2009 at 1:16 pm:
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    IT’S GOOD TO BE THE KING!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/mar/29/obama-london-visit-uk-g20

  79. DPortM said on 30 Mar 2009 at 2:01 pm:
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    Here’s a TEA party in Fairfax tonight!

    Americans for Prosperity invites you to join fellow citizens, TONIGHT, at an ANTI-TAX RALLY in Fairfax County!

    These citizen-driven rallies are sprouting up all around the Commonwealth as more and more Virginians realize how government is misusing the money we’ve given them in the past. Please join Jim Parmelee and many of your fellow citizens in Northern Virginia tonight, and tell the big spending politicians, “enough is enough!”

    Who: Jim Parmelee and other citizen activists

    When: March 30th, 6-7pm

    Where: In front of the Fairfax County Government Center

    For questions and further information, please contact Jim Parmelee at (703)502-0161.

  80. DPortM said on 30 Mar 2009 at 2:04 pm:
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    Mexico’s Fox touts EU-like integration for the Americas

    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox addresses the Future Leaders Conference at the UTSA Main Campus.
    By Elaine Ayala - Express-News

    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox was in San Antonio Friday, delivering a wide-ranging address about U.S.-Mexico relations that touched on trade, the drug war, comprehensive immigration reform and the United States’ “mammoth” financial crisis that has spread worldwide.

    Fox also delivered a message of hope — hope that someday Canada, the United States and Mexico, indeed the rest of Latin America, would function like the European Union.

    “It’s an extremely successful model,” said Fox, whose wife, Marta Sahagún, accompanied him. “My vision is to speed up the process of further integration.”

    Fox was in town to address the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute’s Future Leaders Conference, held at the UTSA Main Campus. He received four rousing standing ovations from the crowd, many of them student business majors.

    The event was hosted by the University of Texas at San Antonio’s College of Business.

    Fox acknowledged the difficulty of establishing a European Union-like structure in the Americas, given those who’d oppose it. But Fox said, “Hope is back again,” referring to the new U.S. president and the United States’ “capacity to fight for ideals.”

    “The border between Mexico and the United States is not as fluid, stable or open as the border with Canada,” Fox said. “This certainly is because there is a huge difference in the levels of development.”

    Fox hailed the success of the North American Free Trade Alliance even as a student in the audience questioned its societal impact and inability to create jobs for Mexican citizens.

    “It has happened,” Fox said of Mexico’s job creation. Before NAFTA, annual “per capita income was $3,500. Today it is $8,500, three-fold growth.”

    Fox also spoke of Mexico’s war against drug cartels and its impact on “perhaps the most dynamic border in the world.” He reiterated comments made by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week, in which she said “insatiable” U.S. drug consumption drives the war.

    Indeed, Fox conceded that more of his own citizens are engaging in drug use as cartels look for new markets.

    And while he lamented how the terror attacks of 9-11 quashed potential plans for comprehensive immigration reform, supported by then-President George W. Bush, Fox expressed hope that President Barrack Obama would take up the charge.

  81. Big Dog said on 30 Mar 2009 at 2:35 pm:
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    FYI - Barbara Hollingsworth has an interesting op/ed
    in today’s Examiner - “Boarding House Reach”.
    She calls a critic of newly elected Fairfax Supervisor
    John Cook(R) on the carpet for calling Cook a racist for
    seeking renewed support of the county’s established
    Zoning Task Force and county laws already on
    the books. Cook had merely pointed out
    “the need to close down the numerous illegal boarding
    houses in single-family neighborhoods that
    contribute to declining property values in Fairfax
    County.”

  82. Johnson said on 31 Mar 2009 at 8:01 am:
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    http://www.boston.com/news/world/latinamerica/articles/2009/03/30/immigration_reform_tough_during_crisis_biden_says/

    I disagree. This is the best time to enforce immigration laws. It won’t take much more to get most of them to leave. Take away the education, medication and any benefits. Get them out now, build the fence tall and strong. When the jobs come back, citizens and lawful permenant residents will get them.

  83. Big Dog said on 31 Mar 2009 at 9:11 am:
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    From today’s Wall Street Journal
    “In the Exurbs, the American Dream Is Up for Rent”

    “… observors believe the growth of rental property
    is the first in a series of steps that will transform today’s
    exurbs into low-income housing. These communities
    have a low tax base made up of mostly property and
    sales taxes, both which are in decline.
    What is happening on the urban fringe is similar to the
    urban decay that plagued cities after WW II …
    single family homes and townhomes in cities were
    broken into rental units.”

  84. anonymous said on 31 Mar 2009 at 10:23 am:
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    That transformation will give the Democrats a solid hold in the exurbs–and that’s what they’ve wanted for a long time. Don’t think they didn’t know that the CRA would result in this. They’re not stupid, they’re evil.

  85. Karla H said on 31 Mar 2009 at 10:48 am:
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    “BOSTON (AP) - Barack Obama’s Kenyan aunt lost her bid for asylum more than four years ago, and a judge ordered her deported. Instead, Zeituni Onyango stayed, living for years in public housing.

    Now, in a case that puts the president in a tough position both personally and politically, Onyango’s request is being reconsidered under a little-used provision in U.S. immigration rules that allows denied asylum claims to be reheard if applicants can show that something has changed to make them eligible.

    Such as the ascension of her nephew to the presidency of the world’s most powerful country.”

  86. Anonymous said on 31 Mar 2009 at 10:56 am:
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    Johnson said on 31 Mar 2009 at 8:01 am: Flag comment

    http://www.boston.com/news/world/latinamerica/articles/2009/03/30/immigration_reform_tough_during_crisis_biden_says/

    I disagree. This is the best time to enforce immigration laws. It won’t take much more to get most of them to leave. Take away the education, medication and any benefits. Get them out now, build the fence tall and strong. When the jobs come back, citizens and lawful permenant residents will get them.

    Most people would agree. Cut off their lifelines (education, free emergency room treatment and food stamps for their ‘lil darlings born here illegally) and they will leave. As long as we taxpayers are supporting them they will never leave. Just like cockroaches, as long as they find a warm place with plenty of food, you will never get rid of them. Obamarama’s aunt is scheduled for an immigration hearing today re her illegal status. She is back in Boston utilizing public housing at taxpayer’s expense. Does anyone really think she will be deported? She ignored the first deportation notice four years ago and nothing was done. Now, since his majesty has become president he just may move her into the White House with the mother-in-law and maybe a few cousins, nephews and nieces to keep her company. I can just picture it now! NEWS NEWS NEWS ….. Obama demands massive extension be added to the White House and the White House lawn be gravelled over for extra parking.

  87. Walter Kovacs said on 31 Mar 2009 at 11:28 am:
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    Wow! There sure is a lot of tea-bagging going on in this thread. Who would have figured?

  88. Johnson said on 31 Mar 2009 at 12:46 pm:
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    I don’t tea bag. I potato sack.

  89. Anonymous said on 31 Mar 2009 at 4:46 pm:
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    deJa Vu…..al over again!

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/17/americans-canadians-among-11-dead-in-mexico-crash/

  90. Karla H said on 31 Mar 2009 at 5:17 pm:
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    “A Modesto police officer had to pull his gun to keep a hostile crowd at bay early Sunday. Some members of the crowd told the officer that “he was not going to leave the scene alive,” according to police. The crowd of as many as 60 people included some known gang members, Findlen said. The dog apprehended one suspect, who police later identified as 18-year-old Alfredo Espinoza of Modesto. William Rodriguez, 29, of Modesto was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer, false imprisonment of a police officer and lynching. Junior Suarez, 19, of Modesto was arrested on suspicion of resisting and delaying a police officer and lynching. Gabriel Avila, 21, of Modesto was arrested on suspicion of possessing an assault rifle.”

  91. Anonymous said on 1 Apr 2009 at 8:44 am:
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    TRUTH, JUSTICE AND THE AMERICAN WAY………

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2009/04/judge_allows_ob.html

    Of course, the Feds had nothing to with this decision. She is just a poor woman (illegal alien who was told to leave the country in 2000) living on the dole in a public housing project at taxpayers expense, surrounded by a “bunch of men” in suits. Are these men lawyers (who is paying for them as she apparently is so poor that she has to live in public housing) or are they part of Louis Farrakhan’s (Nation of Islam) thugs?

  92. Dave in PWC said on 1 Apr 2009 at 9:22 am:
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    So I’m reading that they just released all the illegal aliens that were found to be working at the engine plant in Washington State. They gave them temporary work permits as well so they can be witnesses against the company who hired them in the first place. How many do you think will show up for questioning and the trial? The gov’t just gave them a new document that they can forge. What is going on with our gov’t?

    http://www.alipac.us/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=4092

  93. Anonymous said on 1 Apr 2009 at 1:18 pm:
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    Read the comments from people who are OUTRAGED about O’s ILLEGAL ALIEN auntie being allowed to stay until at least 2010 at public expense.

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2009/04/judge_allows_ob.html

  94. Anonymous said on 1 Apr 2009 at 1:20 pm:
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    From sea to shining sea…
    …let’s hear it for Auntie Z!

    She decided she was staying…
    ..and that all of us should be paying!

    So let’s hear it again for Auntie Z…
    …who gets to stay in the good ‘ol USA for free!!

    Posted by poetman April 1, 09 01:53 PM

  95. Johnson said on 1 Apr 2009 at 2:39 pm:
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    The only plausible outcome is immediate deportation. POTUS is meddling. I hope she gets mugged by illegal aliens.

  96. manassascityresident said on 1 Apr 2009 at 7:07 pm:
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    Anonymous said on 1 Apr 2009 at 1:18 pm: Flag comment

    Thanks for posting that link…..people have HAD IT with the two sets of rules in this country - what a flippin’ joke!
    I only wish NOBAMA would read the comments….not that he would give a hoot. He is, after all, our community organizer, I mean, President.

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