To the Editor:
Attention financially and never-ending abused Warwick Taxpayers:
I just paid a newly devised 2011 Motor Vehicle Excise Tax bill of $50.17 on a cruelly inflated auto valuation of $1,950. This car was purchased seven years ago for $1,300. Can someone please explain this outrage to me and to all the rest of you who should be sick and tired of being slowly taxed to death in this city?
I’m 80 years old and will be paying this tax bill for years to come. Dear people, guess what follows? Just when I estimate the last payment is to be paid in six years, in comes a tax bill for $500 because the powers to be have now declared my car an antique worth $14,000. The humiliation will be a tough pill to swallow when everyone points at me and asks, “Who is that antique driving an antique?”
When I pass away at age 102 and my tombstone reads, “Here lies Gene Nadeau, may he rest in peace;” ladies and gentlemen, how in Heaven’s name can I rest in peace knowing that I still owe unpaid taxes on my automobile?
For those of us who live in Warwick, I need to ask three questions: What are we doing to each other? Is the glass finally half-empty? Is there no hope?
Eugene A. Nadeau