A bully attempt to collect more taxes.



Jul 19, 2008
Mesa Arizona
The following is from my blog where I posted this last night. It may not totally fit the Laws and Legislation area as I am giving editorial comment about common practice as relating to taxes. I do want to influence the way people see and cow to taxes, as I am over taxed and do not like to be bullied.

20 November, 2008
A bully attempt to collect more taxes.

I tried to post a PDF file so you could see I did not make this up. I
should not be shocked that the city I live in would threaten me with
fines if I do not cooperate with their investigation into my recent
purchase of a $1495.00 motorized bicycle, a Whizzer, I got to save
money and have some cheap transportation. How dare I go shopping for
an inexpensive form of transportation outside of Mesa!! So far I have
paid $124.08 in taxes to Phoenix where I bought the bike. I also paid
$123.62 in state of Arizona taxes for the privelidge of liscencing and
registering this silly bike. Now Mesa wants what they see as their
rightful due (1.75%) from me.

Most people don't bother to register and liscence because it is a
bicycle with a motor, but I know the many government agencies are
getting desperate to tax, er fne,er raise more funds so they can
continue to overspend their huge revenue. Rather than give the police
and state a reason to fine me for imagined dangerous activities on my
part I decided to register my 33mph bike. I used to race bicycles and
could ride a racing bike at 35-40 mph in a sprint, so am not sure why
I should worry about this bike and it's pokey speed. Oh yes I don't
want to get nailed for tickets that would total unknown and arbitrary

So now I am legal right? Not so fast says the great and in debt city
of Mesa Arizona. They want me to prove to them why I did not pay taxes
and they will fine me if I don't do it soon. Maybe I should pay them
because they need money so desperately they gave up on civility to try
intimidation to get what they desire.

I worked for 7 years as a custodian for a charter school that worked
on less money per student than a regular school. Not only did the
state give them less per student than similar schools that were
public, the director of the school did not take federal money. So he
should be failing somewhere, right? Students must be in overcrowded
classes? Sub standard teachers must work for less? Building must be
lacking attention and repairs? None of this was true.

I worked hard and got paid a more than fair wage. I got help when I
needed it and I got a Christmas bonus and a summer bonus. The students
were above average in their grades and achievements, with many
opportunities to excell. I am convinced that a smaller school district
with a more well run operation is what we need to match the
performance of the charter schools.

Cities and counties and states do not need more tax money raised by
questionable tactics (cameras anyone) that are expensive and require a
continuing stream of more cash from citizens. The government does need
to serve the people in constitutional ways and scale back on the
socialist practices they have adopted over the last 100 years or so.
Every city does not need a music center costing 100 million dollars.
Mesa has one and I cannot afford most of what is offered there. We
cannot continue to borrow money as a country to bail out poorly run
businesses. Government needs to get out of areas not outlined in the
constitution as areas of responsibility. The Government too can stop
bullying and start running in the black if it down sizes and becomes
thrifty. If most families & homes need to do that what is different
about a government run off of it's citizens income?

Tax Audit & Collections
CODE 0510
November 10, 2008

Re: City of Mesa Use Tax

The State of Arizona has notified this office that you registered the
above vehicle to a City of Mesa address
and tnat you have paid the-5.6-%-State Use Tax.
This letter is to advise you that the City of Mesa also imposes a City
Use Tax at the rate of 1.75%. This tax must be paid directly to the
City of Mesa as the State does not collect the City Use Tax.
City Use Tax is imposed on items acquired from a retailer for which an
equivalent City privilege (sales) tax was not charged at the time of
Please return this letter to this office with the amount due within 30 days.
If payment is not received within 30 days, interest and penalty
calculated back to the date of registration will be due in addition to
City Use Tax.
If your purchase invoice shows that you were charged a City Privilege
or Sales tax, please send a copy of the invoice to this office with
this letter.
If you have any questions, please contact the undersigned at (480) 644-2051.
Mary Thomas
Tax Audit & Collections

Posted by LennyHarp at 7:50 PM 0 comments
Labels: Government, Police State, Socialism, Taxes

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The Old Master Motorized Bicycle Builder
Oct 23, 2008
That's the same thing the state of Texas does to us whenever we buy a new vehicle in another state and register it in Texas. Besides charging us the standard registration fees, it makes us pay state sales tax.

We either pay it or park it.

Of course if it's for the farm it's just a $5 fee.



Jan 20, 2008
This seems to be an appropriate spot for this . ..... D.J.

The World Economy Explained in Cows
21 Economic Models explained with Cows

You have 2 cows.
You give one to your neighbour.

You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and gives you some milk.

You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and sells you some milk.

You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and shoots you.

You have 2 cows.
The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other, and then throws the
milk away...

You have two cows.
You sell one and buy a bull.
Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows.
You sell them and retire on the income.

You have two giraffes.
The government requires you to take harmonica lessons

You have two cows.
You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows.
Later, you hire a consultant to analyze why the cow has dropped dead.

You have two cows.
You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters
of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a
debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all
four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows. The milk rights of
the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island
Company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the
rights to all seven cows back to your listed company. The annual
report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more.
You sell one cow to buy a new president of the United States , leaving
you with nine cows. No balance sheet provided with the release. The
public then buys your bull.

You have two cows.
You go on strike, organize a riot, and block the roads, because you
want three cows.

You have two cows.
You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow
and produce twenty times the milk.
You then create a clever cow cartoon image called 'Cowkimon' and
market it worldwide.

You have two cows.
You re-engineer them so they live for 100 years, eat once a month, and
milk themselves.

You have two cows, but you don't know where they are.
You decide to have lunch.

You have two cows.
You count them and learn you have five cows.
You count them again and learn you have 42 cows.
You count them again and learn you have 2 cows.
You stop counting cows and open another bottle of vodka.

You have 5000 cows. None of them belong to you.
You charge the owners for storing them.

You have two cows..
You have 300 people milking them.
You claim that you have full employment, and high bovine productivity.
You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation.

You have two cows.
You worship them.

You have two cows.
Both are mad.

Everyone thinks you have lots of cows.
You tell them that you have none.
No-one believes you, so they bomb the **** out of you and invade your
You still have no cows, but at least now you are part of Democracy....

You have two cows.
Business seems pretty good.
You close the office and go for a few beers to celebrate.

You have two cows.
The one on the left looks very attractive


New Member
Jun 23, 2008
Longmont, CO
You have two cows..
You have 300 people milking them.
You claim that you have full employment, and high bovine productivity.
You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation.
I think with current events it might be something more like this....

You have two cows, but claim you have 10
You have 300 people milking them.
To make up for the volume you claim to have, you water the milk down and add an industrial plastic additive to make the milk appear to have a higher protein content.
Crap, not enough money for all the lawsuits...


LORD VADER Moderator
Jan 16, 2008
pampa texas
Thats funny stuff!
If you had 2 cows and if they were stump broke you might get rich.rotfl
sick boy humor! at its best?rotfl


Angry Old Fart
Jun 12, 2008
Tucson Arizona
Oh Normannn... you don't need a stump if you push 'em up to the edge of a wash, they just instinctively back up! :eek: Sick! Sick! Sick!

If I got it straight they want 1.75% of $1495.00 or $24. This fee covers the privilege of bringing a retail item priced more than $1000 from Phoenix a few blocks away to Mesa? Or does it cover a motor vehicle purchase only?
Since registering it was what brought this on this punishment, is it possible to register it in a place where you might have a contact address?
Some folks in Tucson were using Green Valley and Arivaca and other county/ small town addys when they registered their vehicles. This was done to bypass stringent emissions requirements. Maybe Janet Napolitano's henchmen at DMV have already put an end to that practice.
I hate to say it, but that Whizzer sounds jinxed and might need a spiritual cleansing from a local brujo.