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Bell: City hall's tax-and-spenders and their ugly math

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News flash. City hall is screwing you.

Updated news flash. And they’re not telling you. They don’t tell us much.

Sad place, city hall’s big blue playpen, where your property tax dollars go to die.

But, as recent stories have shown, they are a sad bunch and nowhere sadder than when they tax and spend and tax more and spend more and make it sound like it’s what they have to do.

They just don’t have enough money. So they say.

Oh, how the Cowtown Kremlin tries to pull the wool over our eyes.

Then again, they do believe we are sheep.

City hall has cut to the bone, they’re a flipping modern-day Old Mother Hubbard whose cupboard is bare. So they lead us to believe.

Oh, how they have shared in the pain of the downturn. So they tell us.

Oh, how they have suffered along with the rest of us living in the real world outside the self-entitled surroundings of the Cowtown Kremlin.

Then there’s reality.

If you look at the residential tax per dwelling unit in Calgary, the increase in how much tax was being taken from 2010 to 2017 is 56.9%.

That’s 56.9%. The total residential property tax take divided by the number of........

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