For those who may have missed Beck's show, some of his show can be seen here.
Today's show should be used as a boilerplate for the GOP to develop a conservative grassroots movement among conservative blacks who have the desire to enter politics.
This isn't the only time Beck has nailed it on the problems that plague the GOP.
When Beck had David Horowitz on his show, the discussion on the problems with the inner cities took place between the two and Horowitz nailed it down.
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Horowitz comes from a background of knowing how the left operates and when he points to the left's control of the school boards and the city councils, he points to how the conservative movement needs to cultivate a program to put conservatives into those local positions.
Back in June 2009, I had made a post that pointed to Robert Bobb and I titled the post Note to Republican Big Wigs: Robert Bobb is Doing What Should Have Been Started by the GOP
And there a commentor left this comment..
As someone who has lived both in Michigan and in Alaska (and now back in Michigan), I have to say that Bobb's efforts are like peeing into the wind in Detroit. Unless Detroit gets regime change - in both the city government and the state government - the Board of Education is unlikely to sustain any kind of beneficial change.
He is absolutely right, but the city of Detroit has such a history of cronyism and back-scratching that it will take a lot more than one man to effect true change.
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And that sentiment found in the comments is precisely what Horowitz was speaking to.
Now having just purchased a house in Detroit, I can state that the property taxes the citizens of Detroit pay, is outrageous.
In fact, I wrote about it here... The home I recently purchased at auction is not the one I spoke about, but I can tell you that your taxes can make up half of your mortgage payment.
For the past two months I have been looking at purchasing property in Michigan. And what I have found is many of the homes in foreclosure have back property taxes/utilities that have not been paid.
Here are a few.
9415 WARWICK, DETROIT 48228
3 BEDROOM BRICK BUNGALOW, FIREPLACE, DINING ROOM, FULL BASEMENT, GARAGE
2006 TAXES - $5,905.31
2007 TAXES - $5,270.38
2008 TAXES - $4,266.67
WATER - $833.00
W. SOUTHFIELD / AT W. CHICAGO
9359 SANILAC, DETROIT 48224
3 BEDROOM ALUMINUM? BUNGALOW, DINING ROOM, FULL BASEMENT, GARAGE
2006 TAXES - $3,149.54
2007 TAXES - $5,564.73
2008 TAXES - $3,908.13
WATER - $675.00
N. MORANG / W. I-94
20299 BRADFORD, DETROIT 48205
3 BEDROOM FRAME BUNGALOW, FIREPLACE IN BASEMENT, GARAGE
2006 TAXES - $2,498.13
2007 TAXES - $5,122.78
2008 TAXES - $3,487.84
WATER - $488.00
S. 8 MILE / E. GROESBECK
10804 ROXBURY, DETROIT 48224
4 BEDROOM, 1.5 BATH, BRICK BUNGALOW, FULL BASEMENT, 2 CAR GARAGE
2006 TAXES - $6,373.84
2007 TAXES - $5,782.40
2008 TAXES - $3,989.91
WATER - $13.00
N. WHITTIER / W. BEACONSFIELD
16541 LAWTON, DETROIT 48221
3 BEDROOM BRICK COLONIAL, FIREPLACE, FORMAL DINING ROOM, FULL BASEMENT, GARAGE
2006 TAXES - $5,793.05
2007 TAXES - $5,560.86
2008 TAXES - $3,912.55
WATER - $308.00
S. MCNICHOLS / W. LINWOOD
12018 KILBOURNE, DETROIT 48213
3 BEDROOM FRAME COLONIAL, FIREPLACE, FORMAL DINING ROOM, FULL BASEMENT
2006 TAXES - $3,793.27
2007 TAXES - $3,356.53
2008 TAXES - $2,250.59
WATER - $1,507.00
N. OF E. OUTER DRIVE / E. GRATIOT
20246 BINDER, DETROIT 48234
3 BEDROOM BRICK CAPE COD, FULL BASEMENT
2006 TAXES - $2,173.68
2007 TAXES - $4,745.06
2008 TAXES - $9,881.05 (NOT A TYPO) - MUST INCLUDE PAST DUE WATER OF $4,522.00
S. 8 MILE / W. RYAN
8475 VAUGHAN, DETROIT 48228
3 BEDROOM ALUMINUM BUNGALOW, FULL BASEMENT, GARAGE
2006 TAXES - $3,714.12
2007 TAXES - $4,258.69
2008 TAXES - $3,139.79
WATER - $71.00
S. JOY / W. EVERGREEN
9314 SANILAC, DETROIT 48224
3 BEDROOM BRICK BUNGALOW, FULL BASEMENT, GARAGE
2006 TAXES - $3,469.84
2007 TAXES - $3,275.27
2008 TAXES - $2,082.40
WATER - $208.00
N. MORANG / W. I-94
9757 LAKEPOINTE, DETROIT 48224
2 BEDROOM BRICK RANCH, FIREPLACE, FULL BASEMENT, 3 CAR GARAGE
2006 TAXES - $392.08
2007 TAXES - $4,424.13
2008 TAXES - $2,934.53
WATER - $16.00
E. OF E. OUTER DRIVE / N. HARPER
10053 LAUDER, DETROIT 48227
3 BEDROOM BRICK BUNGALOW, FIREPLACE, 2.5 BATHS, FINISHED BASEMENT, GARAGE
2006 TAXES - $514.22
2007 TAXES - $5,194.96
2008 TAXES - $3,308.12
WATER - $833.00
W. HUBBELL / N. OF W. CHICAGO
16535 EDINBOROUGH, DETROIT 48219
ROSEDALE PARK- 4 BEDROOM BRICK COLONIAL, 2.5 BATHS, FIREPLACE, DEN, FORMAL DINING ROOM, FINISHED BASEMENT
2006 TAXES - $11,095.28
2007 TAXES - $9,963.85
2008 TAXES - $7,596.19
S. MCNICHOLS / E. EVERGREEN
15600 FAIRMOUNT, DETROIT 48205
3 BEDROOM BRICK RANCH, FINISHED BASEMENT, GARAGE, SMOKE DAMAGED, STRUCTURALLY O.K.
2006 TAXES - $3,833.41
2007 TAXES - $3,394.11
2008 TAXES - $2,891.86
WATER - $878.00
S. 8 MILE / E. GRATIOT
3930 CADIEUX, DETROIT 48205
3 BEDROOM BRICK BUNGALOW, FORMAL DINING ROOM, FULL BASEMENT
2007 TAXES - $4,608.65
2008 TAXES - $3,647.38
WATER - $649.00
NORTH OF MACK
15422 WARD, DETROIT 48227
BRICK 2 FAMILY, (2) 2 BEDROOM UNITS, FIREPLACE, FORMAL DINING ROOM, FULL BASEMENT
2007 TAXES - $3,723.44
2008 TAXES - $2,564.50
WATER - $1,730.00
N. FENKELL / E. SCHAEFER
Here is an Eastpointe property that I had purchased for $1000.00 at an auction.
The back property taxes owed are about $5.000.00 with a utility bill of about $800.00.
The common theme in all of these properties is; back taxes owed for about three years and high utility bills.
So this problem with the banks does not fall directly on the banks. It falls in part on the local municipalities and the outrageous taxes that are placed on the homes, homes that for the most part have security doors to protect the homes from theft and vandalism.
Not exactly your poster home for high taxes and a high quality of living is it.
That is why you see Democrats like Maxine Waters and John Conyers complain about the banks when in fact it is the policies of local mayors like the now indicted Kwame Kilpatrick and assembly members like John Conyers' wife who jacked up the taxes that put in some cases, a monthly tax payment that was probably equal or higher than the mortgage payment in 2006 and 2007 on home owners.
And last but not least on the matter of assembly members taking the Obama approach to paying taxes. How about this one from the recent past:
Watson paid pittance for taxes on 'nonexistent' Detroit houseDetroit City Councilwoman JoAnn Watson paid only $68 in property taxes this year because city records say her well-kept, brick Tudor-style home doesn't exist. Although the home has occupied its west-side plot since 1926, city records have classified the parcel as an empty lot for the past decade.
You compare the property below with the rest of the properties above and you can see, it's who you know that plays in politics. And Obama politics play well in not paying taxes, until you get caught. Meanwhile the rest get "screwed by the man" or in this case, the woman and the man.
Just think how many people could have kept their homes with paying only $68 a year on a much smaller home.
When you consider a person who has purchased a house years ago, sees their house payment go up because of property taxes and a liberal points to people losing their homes and blaming banks; the proof shows that a homeowner can lose their home because of outrageously high property taxes that go to a public education system that is broke.