Distrust of the government runs deep, especially when it comes to federal land grabs and schemes to take away land from private citizens the government is established to protect.
Taxation of private land is another noteworthy topic, causing citizens to ask the question, “Is my land really mine?”
If a private citizen stops paying taxes on their land, the government will foreclose on the land and sell it to the highest bidder at auction and the land owner will see no monies from its sale. This small fact alone fuels tea party movements all over the country.
Taxation, which Democrats want more of, is a touchy subject for land owners. A video depicting federal employees bragging about their exploits, may leave some incensed.
Using a hidden camera, someone recorded a U.S. Park Service employee bragging about how she swindled a couple of WWII veterans out of their land for pennies on the dollar, even bragging about how she ‘stole’ Washington D.C.’s money to do it.
The deal, the acquisition of a mine from private owners which the owners said was worth an estimated $40 million. The employee said, “We went out to the mine and the owners were two little guys that had been in the Second World War…We did get it appraised and we did acquire it for $2.5 million which I stole the money from Washington to acquire it.” She added the Bureau of Land Management “isn’t always supported because we’re the bad guys. We come in, and we take this land. And we always take it for less than it’s worth.”