I Paid My Taxes
|I'm glad to report, Tuesday I paid my 2007 Loudon
County property taxes. Collectively I owed the county $1,629.00 for the
privilege of residing in our fair county. We've all heard how the county
needs more money from the tax payers. Well here are some of the things
my $1,629.00 in property taxes may have paid for.
I may have paid Loudon County's Director Of Schools,
Edward Headlee's salary for 36 hours.
I may have paid one commissioner's salary for one month.
I may have paid the sheriff's salary for 46 hours.
I may have paid the judge Russell's salary for 26 hours.
I may have paid one of our six fee office officials salaries for one week.
I may have paid one of our 340 teacher's salaries for eight days.
I may have paid for 13 hours of the school board's retreat to Gatlinburg.
Now, given that I am surely an average Loudon County resident, that would mean that I make about $14.00 per hour. That means I had to work for:
25.7 hours to pay one day of Edward Headlee's salary.
20.4 hours to pay one day of Doyle Arp's salary.
17 hours to pay one commissioner's salary for one month.
19.8 hours to pay the sheriff's salary for one day.
35.7 hours to pay one day of judge Russell's salary.
16.7 hours to pay for one of our six fee office officials salary for one day.
14.2 hours to pay one of our 340 teacher's salary for one day.
9 hours to pay for one hour of the school board's retreat to Gatlinburg.
Personally, I hope my $1,629.00 of property tax money went to pay for at least part of Doyle Arp's stylish columns adorning his office door.
I suppose there are those who would say I'm getting a good deal for my tax money, but I'm not so sure.