Psst! Please don't let this get out to the liberals in Sacramento...........
Wasn't it just last year when we were all fearful of government drones hovering over our back yard? It seems to me we were fearful of being caught playing a little "slap and tickle" with the wife or girl friend out on the chaise lounge? Or being caught sunbathing nude next to the pool? Or mowing the lawn in that holy sweatshirt that you told your wife you had thrown away?
Well folks, it looks far worse than those petty fears. I was just sitting here at the table this morning, enjoying a leisurely read of the Sunday paper, when I came across a story that had me spewing coffee all over the front page.
It seems we indeed do have an emerging liberal contingent up in Coconino County, up around Flagstaff, who are monstrously hungry for more of your property tax dollar.....so much so that they are considering implementing the use of drones to fly up and down the county and doing aerial imaging of county properties, residential and commercial.
The reason? More property tax moolah! They want to see if you've put in a pool, thus raising the value of your property, something an occasional appraisal will not reveal. They want to see if you've erected a gazebo or a garden shed, or a children's playground, or a grove of fruit-bearing trees, and if you have, they want to assess you higher property taxes.
You see, government knows that citizen taxpayers will go to any lengths to keep from paying higher taxes (even liberals; they just want the OTHER guy to pay more) so the bureaucrats desperately need a means to bust you! And what better way to do that than keeping you honest by sending drones to hover your house!
I can see where these government drones may be the wave of the future. If these "pioneering" county bureaucrats succeed in hiking the tax bounty on your properties I can see the IRS getting into the act. The revenuers can fly over your driveway, check out the kind of ride you have and, if it's a Cadillac or a BMW or a Lexus they might want to run an audit to see if you're reporting all your income. Or, better yet, outfit that drone with thermal imaging capability to see how many big screen televisions and other high tech gear you own. The possibilities are endless!
So don't sweat the "slap and tickle", don't fret about the feds seeing your tan lines....they've got bigger things in mind!
"Look, up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane!...no it's "Superfed Drone!"