“Why pay taxes?” asked Fred Phillips, who owes more than $2,600 on his home on an east-side block where five owners paid 2011 taxes. “Why should I send them taxes when they aren’t supplying services? It is sickening. … Every time I see the tax bill come, I think about the times we called and nobody came.”

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjU8psjeHIQ] My next door neighbor, Bill, is about the nicest guy you’d ever want to know. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better neighbor. He was a lifelong union member, which colors his politics. We got into our usual pre-election dust -up last Sunday. After viewing the plethora of Republican signs in…

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