The renter vote

Some years ago, when I was younger, I rented a room in my home to a girl just out of college who moved to Sandusky to work. I felt t
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

Some years ago, when I was younger, I rented a room in my home to a girl just out of college who moved to Sandusky to work. I felt that I was being considerate by not charging her much rent.

One day when she came back from voting, she said, "I voted for all the new and old taxes because I don't have to pay them." Thinking back, I wasn't very smart as I should have said, "I'm raising your rent because I will have to pay the extra taxes as a property owner." Why didn't I? Isn't this what smart people who own rental property have to do to cover this burden?

Common sense tells me with all the government give-aways for people today who don't work, don't pay rent and taxes (i.e. Erie Metro Housing) that I am pretty sure they have the same attitude when they go to vote. Property owners who rent and have to pay the extra taxes should think twice if they have this girl's attitude. How much more can homeowners swallow?

Mary A. Zimmerman

Sandusky