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Parklanda s price raises questions | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 15 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from May 30, 2011, titled Parklanda s price raises questions | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

David and Nancy Dawson were unable to sell their picturesque, 348-acre Knox County spread of pastures and woods when it was listed for $1.24 million in February 2009.

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Betmo

Lewis Center, OH

#1 May 30, 2011
The appraiser is a typical ignorant lazy overpaid city/county/state employee.
Topper

Columbus, OH

#2 May 30, 2011
in the privat sector this would have brought criminal charges....but public or quasi-public entities "look into it"...."make changes"....
And the people involved are "retrained".....

It's another example of how corrupt quasi-public entities are...Park Districts...Water-Districts... and the granddaddy of them all....The Ohio Turnpike Commission....
cartman

Dublin, OH

#3 May 30, 2011
I call shenanigans.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#4 May 30, 2011
Sounds like something Mayor Coleman would be involved in.
nemo

Dublin, OH

#5 May 30, 2011
Sounds crooked as h3ll but since the government's involved it'll get a pass.
Just a Reader

Pataskala, OH

#7 May 30, 2011
I had a friend who spent some 30 years in real estate appraisal. During that time he quit four jobs rather than perform or approve unethical appraisals. Some of the acts he was pressured to commit, but refused, would have constituted Federal offences. His clients did not care if he went to jail, they just wanted the "number." The events of this case are no different.

Recall the big appraisal scandals in the late 1980's led to licensing and state certification of appraisers. It has been a misirable failure as can be seen in the financial scandals following the collapse of the economy in 2008. Real Estate is a sad "profession" open to fraud by its very nature. It never changes. It never will.
Obama Out 2012

United States

#8 May 30, 2011
A win-win for the landowner and the park district.
A lose-lose for the taxpayer.
Like 99.9% of government-run contracts.

“Don't Tread on ME”

Since: Jul 09

Columbus Ohio

#9 May 30, 2011
The appraiser made $500-$1,000? She knew this was bogus but like most in the industry is scrapping for any business.

All the players in this KNEW the rules of the game and played it well. It will be interesting to know if the seller's claim that $800k on their taxes and if the IRS challenges it-the IRS makes up their rules as they audit some one...then the onus is on the taxpayer to defend the deduction.
Black Lion

Columbus, OH

#10 May 30, 2011
Perhaps some of that one time money Strickland got from the feds was used to pay for this property.
Sterling Silver

Columbus, OH

#11 May 30, 2011
How does the same piece of land out in the sticks triple in price in three years?
tom the traveler

United States

#13 May 30, 2011
This is due to the insane tax code.

It is time to have a low flat tax and get rid of the deductions including the ones for "charity".

Most charitable deductions go to colleges, symphony orchestra, and museums, not to the poor.

Donate 1000 dollars and get symphony tickets. Donate to OSU and get football tickets.

In this case, donate to the county, and get a favorable appraisal and get a tax deduction to boot.

The other scam is to donate to a parochial school and get your kid admitted where the tuition is very low.

I am a graduate of Stanford. I donate to Stanford. Why the hell it is tax deductabile is beyond me.

And United Way is another huge fraud with half million dollar salaries for the top people. How cool is it to donate to United Way and then have them hire your kid and you get a tax deduction.
Paul Not Paublo

Bowling Green, OH

#14 May 30, 2011
If Kim Marshall were spending her own money would she have made this deal? The Dawsons were not able to sell their property for near double what they paid for it, when property values are on a downward trend. With tax payer money in this it should be investigated by the AG's office. If it was not illegal it should have been, and not just for a scapegoat appraiser.
Been there - done that

United States

#15 May 30, 2011
tom the traveler wrote:
This is due to the insane tax code.
It is time to have a low flat tax and get rid of the deductions including the ones for "charity".
Most charitable deductions go to colleges, symphony orchestra, and museums, not to the poor.
Donate 1000 dollars and get symphony tickets. Donate to OSU and get football tickets.
In this case, donate to the county, and get a favorable appraisal and get a tax deduction to boot.
The other scam is to donate to a parochial school and get your kid admitted where the tuition is very low.
I am a graduate of Stanford. I donate to Stanford. Why the hell it is tax deductabile is beyond me.
And United Way is another huge fraud with half million dollar salaries for the top people. How cool is it to donate to United Way and then have them hire your kid and you get a tax deduction.
Actually, the tax code isn't about revenue, primarily, it's about social engineering.

You get tax deductions or tax breaks for behavior that the government wants to encourage. You get taxed or ignored for behavior the government wants to discourage.

Giving to any 'approved' charity gets you a tax deduction, up to a point. Money you give to Stanford or United Way is money that the government doesn't have to give to those entities. But your comment about 'just giving to the poor' is a behavior the government wants to discourage. You can give money directly to homeless or poor people and it's, in essence, not deductible. you might be able to give some like that and list it, but the government doesn't want you to do it, and they don't encourage it.

You're encouraged to give to charities that are regulated so the government can control how the money is spent. they don't care if the local head of United Way pulls down a six figure salary, but they don't want you giving money directly that they can't control.

The tax code will never be simplified because the government wants to be able to influence what people do. if there were a flat tax without deductions, then people would be giving money that might actually do some good, and we can't have that.
no more bread

Dublin, OH

#16 May 31, 2011
Been there - done that wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, the tax code isn't about revenue, primarily, it's about social engineering.
You get tax deductions or tax breaks for behavior that the government wants to encourage. You get taxed or ignored for behavior the government wants to discourage.
Giving to any 'approved' charity gets you a tax deduction, up to a point. Money you give to Stanford or United Way is money that the government doesn't have to give to those entities. But your comment about 'just giving to the poor' is a behavior the government wants to discourage. You can give money directly to homeless or poor people and it's, in essence, not deductible. you might be able to give some like that and list it, but the government doesn't want you to do it, and they don't encourage it.
You're encouraged to give to charities that are regulated so the government can control how the money is spent. they don't care if the local head of United Way pulls down a six figure salary, but they don't want you giving money directly that they can't control.
The tax code will never be simplified because the government wants to be able to influence what people do. if there were a flat tax without deductions, then people would be giving money that might actually do some good, and we can't have that.
Evidently the government wants to encourage drug addiction also. Example: A Caucasian female, mid-30s, with two illegitimate kids. She's a druggie as are her mother, grandmother and other family members. Her two kids live with other people and are supported by our taxes via the welfare system. She also lives on our taxes while she continues to do drugs, steal, watch TV, eat and sleep. Now she is somehow eligible for over $800 a month to rent a place to live. Her rotten behavior and lifestyle is rewarded by keeping her in food, phone, car and home that the rest of us pay for. Now imagine all the other worthless POS who are living off us the same way. We work to earn the money, the government taxes it from us and creates a System that pays government workers to transfer our money to masses of useless POS. The government workers live off us as well. The problem of this enormous parasitic System of Government overwhelms us. This parkland situation is a small example. And nothing will change until we have all been destroyed by it. The people vote for the parasites who perpetuate this System because they or someone they know benefits from it or they have been brainwashed to believe this is a good thing. Every day we read in this paper about more government entities that want more of our money. Often The Dispatch endorses the money-grab. The Feds will vote today to increase our debt. Where do they think the money to repay it will come from? It's all coming down.

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