Due to Wuhan virus shutdowns, Nashville mayor wants to raise property taxes by 32%

Nashville, Tennessee has a population of approximately almost 700,000. They have a total of 2,618 confirmed cases of Wuhan virus with 24 deaths. You do the math…

As with most municipalities, Nashville was ordered shutdown in mid-March under “Safer-At-Home” orders.

Nashville demorat mayor, John Cooper, stated the following: “Nashville will be living with COVID-19 until there is an effective vaccine for the virus. Living with COVID-19 means returning to work with COVID-19. We must proceed carefully to ensure we do not create a surge that will send us all back home. Nashville’s economy will open in four phases. We will only move to the next phase if there is positive improvement/stability in the metrics for 14 days.”

Due to the closing of businesses and Wuhan virus safer-at-home order, the city estimates they will lose $740 MILLION in revenues over the next 16 months.

The way to recover that? Increase property taxes by 32%. Read the whole story about their budget here.

Talk about a surge…for homeowners who have lost their jobs or businesses. Expect to see more news like this across the country as municipalities struggle to recoup revenue lost from completely shutting down their economies.

DCG

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Molaki
3 months ago

Gee, wouldn’t it make more sense to reduce the size of your local government; reduce the size of your local pensions; reduce the benefits you dole out to illegal aliens; reduce teacher salaries? Nah, the first thing you do is retrench by abusing the taxpayer. If I lived there, I would not pay and you would have to come after me in court and then physically to remove me from my home and there would be a brief but furious firefight.

Vin ze Vizzer
Vin ze Vizzer
3 months ago
Reply to  Molaki

That makes sense, this makes cent$!

Show me the money!

chemtrailssuck
3 months ago
Reply to  Molaki

I think every Nashville politician should give up their salaries and benefits for “the good of the whole”- FOREVER.

David
David
3 months ago

Where is it written that government employees are supposed to be immune from layoffs in time of fiscal problems. The city should be laying off workers and the mayor should probably reduce his salary. There are a lot of unemployed workers in TN due to the government shutting down businesses

Mensa Graham
Mensa Graham
3 months ago

YOU get what you vote for. You want stupidity? Vote for a democrat!

The Bishop
The Bishop
3 months ago

Nashville should cut their budget by 32% to accommodate the tax paying citizens who are their bosses. Otherwise civil unrest will come in the form of a vigilante posse to unseat the clueless tyrant mayor.

Yokum
Yokum
3 months ago

Leave Nashville.

Kevin J Lankford
Kevin J Lankford
3 months ago

Never let a hoax crisis go to waste.

Vin ze Vizzer
Vin ze Vizzer
3 months ago

Escape from Nashville starring Snake Plisken

Too bad the Good Boys have ruined a great state. Tennessee has natural beauty competing with some of the great places in the world.

htos1av
3 months ago
Reply to  Vin ze Vizzer

The algorical lives there, to “pound” normies.

chemtrailssuck
3 months ago
Reply to  Vin ze Vizzer

John Carpenter’s movies were the BEST.

bunky
bunky
3 months ago

You voted for it.
Now you got it … good and hard.

Colonel Robert F. Cunningham

Nashville’s KOMMRADE Mayor needs to spend the rest of his life living under bridges with that untold number of Beer Joint Baritones ‘waiting to be discovered’ and given that non-existent ‘free million dollars’ because they have ‘talent’ !!!

r koz
r koz
3 months ago

if you live in snatchville you better move your ???? and fast. then let them TRY to take your home. as Molaki said a nice fire fight fight might be on there hands. VA. is not that far away.

Corn Pop
Corn Pop
3 months ago

I just love it when useless idiots, who vote for America hating democrats, get the screwing they deserve, by the people they voted for to screw them.

Nonessential
Nonessential
3 months ago
Reply to  Corn Pop

Yeah, well, where I live it is Republican politicians who are putting us out of work, decreeing us non-essential, and torching our Constitutional rights. Very little difference.

Joseph Magil
Joseph Magil
3 months ago

The destruction of small businesses and the middle class is going according to plan.

Jackie Puppet
3 months ago

Hope the people of Nashville didn’t spend their stimulus checks yet…

Dr. Eowyn
Admin
3 months ago

While I expect all cities and states to increase their property and other taxes due to loss of tax revenue because of Covid-19 business closures, massive unemployment, absence of tourists, reduced gas tax revenue from people staying at home, the mayor does not have the legal authority to increase property taxes.

Dr. Eowyn
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  DCG

I was reacting to the mayor, not to your post’s language! 😀

Beverly
Beverly
3 months ago

The nation’s leaders have gone insane. Forgetting the principles that made this nation great, they mistakenly assume people came to America to escape all forms of religion and basic biology, obtain same sex marriage, rob from the rich to support the ruling class and those who choose not to work, and no longer punish those who break the law. Their hubris sickens me. I pray each night for our leaders to awaken to the truth, have the courage to speak out against absurdity and the strength to endure adversity. I fear we are so divided in philosophy that we can… Read more »

Lou Minati
Lou Minati
3 months ago

It’s all well and good to simplify matters by saying things to the effect of “Well, you voted for him or her, so you got what you deserve”. I understand that sentiment. It’s convenient and easily understood, but it misses the point. Everyone needs to remember that a lot of us who live under a demonrat regime did NOT in fact vote for them. In my state that’s about 35%. In my town we didn’t even have a GOP option for mayor due to a two-party joint primary where only the top two move on. There was a strong write-in… Read more »

htos1av
3 months ago

WHEN, Pentagon????

CogitoErgoSumantra
CogitoErgoSumantra
3 months ago

The struggling middle class, having scrimped and saved and lived within a budget as best they could, to be able to afford a house and provide for their family, now has it ripped away from them, yet again. Watch for a great exodus to neighboring towns & states. I’d be packing. Or refusing to pay.

chemtrailssuck
3 months ago

Another place I won’t live at. So who are going to pay these exorbitant taxes, the homeless people who won’t be able to afford their homes/mortgage payments/food/car insurance/etc?

CalGirl
CalGirl
3 months ago

Does he know that he’s run out of everyone else’s money now? Who said that? Maggie Thatcher “Socialism is great until you’ve run out of every one else’s money?” Or some such quote? Well, John Cooper, we’re THERE. We’re OUT of everyone else’s money. Go pound sand.