Cause and Effect is hard, especially when you're a good-thinking liberal. Here a clueless homeowner in Austin complains about surging property taxes which somehow 'just happened'.
"I'm at the breaking point," said Gretchin Gardner, an Austin artist who bought a 1930s bungalow in the Bouldin neighborhood just south of downtown in 1991 and has watched her property tax bill soar to $8500 this year.
"It's not because I don't like paying taxes," said Gardner, who attended both meetings [of "irate homeowners"]. "I have voted for every park, every library, all the school improvements, for light rail, for anything that will make this city better. But now I can't afford to live here anymore."
This is the kind of thing that causes me concussions due to the force of the facepalm.