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'Tax Your Assets' group using old-school campaign methods, too


Looks like Taxpayers First won't simply be relying on social media to promote support for Amendment 4, a proposed property tax-cutting measure on the November ballot. The group is spending dough to save homeowners dough as well.

Fliers from the Taxpayers First PAC hit mailboxes in Hillsborough County Friday. They continue with the word play featured on a YouTube video and the group's website,, Facebook page and Twitter handle.

"Are You Tired of Getting Your Assets Taxed Off?" the flier asks. "You're not alone."

The group is seeking the repeal of the so-called "recapture rule," which allows property tax bills to rise even when home values are falling, a condition backers call "Sudden Posterior Reduction Syndrome," or SPRS. The amendment also would also grant an additional homestead exemption for new homebuyers for up to five years.

It's not clear how widely the mailer was distributed. The one above went to a female, home-owning, super-voting Democrat.


[Last modified: Friday, May 4, 2012 6:41pm]


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