Local resident Richard Anderson has announced that he is no longer interested in paying his property taxes. According to Anderson, he has simply had enough of supporting the community and contributing to essential public services such as schools, police, and infrastructure.
I mean, why should I have to pay for all that stuff?" Anderson said. "I don't even have kids in the public school system. And as for the police, I can just hire my own private security. And as for infrastructure, well, I don't even leave my house that often so I don't really need good roads or anything like that."
When asked about the potential consequences of not paying his taxes, Anderson seemed unconcerned.
"I'm sure the government will just let it slide," he said. "They always do. Besides, it's not like I'm the only one not paying my taxes. I'm sure there are plenty of other people out there who feel the same way I do."
Many community members are outraged by Anderson's stance, with some calling for his arrest and others simply shaking their heads in disbelief.
"It's just selfish and short-sighted," said one neighbor. "We all have to pay our fair share to keep this community running smoothly. Without everyone pitching in, things will fall apart."
Despite the backlash, Anderson remains firm in his decision not to pay his taxes.
"I'm just tired of being taken advantage of," he said. "I'm not going to be a pawn anymore. I'm taking a stand."
This just goes to show that even in the face of common sense and the greater good, some people will always put their own interests first. Shocking, we know.