The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


February 22, 2014

Union County property taxes

It has been said time and again that property tax is the most inequitable taxation in the nation. Howard Jarvis agreed and he authorized a bill in California titled Proposition 13. It got on the ballot and won with a landslide. It needs to happen here.

Property taxes in Union County are absurd. The latest increase was because of Great Stream Commons in Allenwood. They’ve had that property for 12 years and have done nothing with it. They developed one facility and that’s it. They’ve handed us plenty of excuses for no progress but no action.

It is rumored that there are covenants that require the structures to be built with brick. If true, who benefits from that. Surely not the taxpayers who are footing the bill right now.

Rendell promised property relief if we passed the gambling bill. We all see who benefited from that lie — professional hockey. I’m mad about this and want Great Stream Commons sold and return the money to the taxpayers that has been wasted over the last 12 years.

I’ll be writing to our legislators in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C. on this as well as Dateline, 20/20 and others.

Enough is enough. We are being taxed right out of our homes. I welcome your feelings and thoughts on taxation in America. Email me at, Lets unite together and put a stop to this senseless nonsense.

Clair Moyer,



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