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Living in a Third World country

Dear Editor:Has the United States become a feudalistic society? I say yes! Each day as government taxes us more and intrudes in our daily life, we become vassals to these control freaks. Didn’t we leave Europe because of this? I’m so sick and tired of many in this country whom think they are entitled to this or that. For example, employee housing in Aspen. I grew up in Aspen, but I sure don’t think I’m entitled to live here. For some reason many think they do. With appreciation limited to 3 percent, inflation at 8 percent (hedonistic government inflation number’s say only 2 percent inflation) and your mortgage interest at 6 percent, employee housing is a lose-lose situation. Pitkin County taxes people like myself, who make menial income, to pay for million-dollar employee housing units for the entitled. As I was contesting my property valuation yesterday, I noticed a sign in the office saying deficits would appear in 2007 due to expenditures. Is this why my property valuation went through the roof, because these pukes can’t stop spending? If I can’t afford something I don’t buy it. Expect another massive increase on your next property valuation to pay for God-knows whatever. Were the assessors told to make ridiculous valuations as they know many of the sheeple won’t contest them? I made my case and the board of equality actually cut my valuation, but remember I’m not a sheeple.I’m actually thinking of selling my land and just renting as the government owns all of our land. You might pay off your house but the land it sits on is not your land. If you don’t pay your tax, it’s forfeited to the bloated, despicable government. Some think, why would you sell your land as many are making so much money in real estate? In actuality everything is going up in price, so it’s all relative. You might have made a nice chunk on your property, but it will cost you that much more to buy something else. Much of what we now call economic growth is simply price inflation. I’m now going to give some definitions on feudalism and slavery. Feudalism: A political or economic system of Europe from the 9th to about the 15th Century, based on the holding of all land in fief or fee and the resulting relation of lord to vassal and characterized by homage, legal and military service of tenants, and forfeiture. (Kind of sounds like the United States as it is today except the lords are now the elitist government.) 2) A political or social order resembling this medieval system.Slavery: Bondage.Synonyms: captivity, chains, constraint, drudge, drudgery, enslavement, FEUDALISM, grind, indenture, labor, moil, peonage, and oh my god VASSALAGE.People, we are no longer free no matter what you hear on TV. We are nothing but a bunch of wage slaves. Both the Republicans and Democrats have destroyed and divided this country together and it’s high time we somehow elect a third party if we want to avoid becoming a third world police state.Tom AndersonAspen Village