New York City

Tales of government bureaucracy, from the Daily News:

Property-tax bills, which were sent out over the last week and are due Jan. 30, will increase by 7 percent, to raise nearly $600 million.

 However,

The spike will be offset by the $400 rebates that were mailed Friday, Bloomberg said.

Out of context, it seems a little redundant, doesn’t it.  Actually, the rebate was approved way before the tax increase was even suggested.  And every politician who every expects to win another election knows you can not take money back after it has already been promised.  The story though, makes for a curious juxtaposition.

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