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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Black's farm tax break

Victoria Wulsin's latest shot against Steve Black, her opponent in the 2nd Congressional District Democratic primary, faults him for claiming a tax break invoked by many land owners in wealthy Indian Hill -- for farming.

Black said the the tax break is justified because "Every year we cultivate a substantial vegetable garden and grow hay in the fields."

Black's renovated 1860 farmhouse sits on 10-plus acres of land, a remnant of the family farm purchased in the 1920s. Hamilton County lists the property as a livestock farm, and values the house and land at $1.4 million. Black's latest tax semi-annual tax bill: $3,973.92.

Wulsin lives in Indian Hill too. Her 10-plus acres and home are valued at $1.7 million. Her latest tax bill: $10,072.35


at 12:01 PM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'm a vegetarian and I had no idea that veggies and hay were livestock.

No wonder I've had digestive problems ever since Black entered the race. My veggies magically turned into meat.

at 12:31 PM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the Enquirer should report the whole story - Wulsin's brother in law has the same tax break. Hmmm... if it's good for him, why is it not for Black.

at 2:24 PM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wulsin's brother in law isn't running for Congress. Why on earth would the Enquirer--or voters--care about what he does?

Wow, those folks who are trolling for Black are vicious and petty. It seems that when Black jumped off of the Republican ship he brought some of his mean spirited manipulative friends with him.

at 2:35 PM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wulsin's brother-in-law isn't running for office. Nor does she have any control over what he does.

at 2:53 PM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Jean Schmidt Fan Club, AKA the Enquirer editorial board, should let Howard, Margaret, Malia, and Barrett report the fact that the Dayton Daily News endorsed Tom Brinkman over their pet.

at 2:54 PM, February 20, 2008 Blogger Nathan Wissman said...

If I grow some vegetables on the deck of my apartment for my personal consumption, can I also claim to run a farm on my taxes?

at 4:01 PM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


We have been trying to bring this to the voters attention for months !

The term is called (CAUV) Current Agricultural Usage Value !

It has cost the taxpayers millions of uncollected taxes each year !

In order to qualify for the exemption, the property must be exclusive for COMMERCIAL farm use !

Not personal use of a vegetable garden and growing hay for personal use for a non-commercial Indian Hill riding trail horse !

Now we know why the political dusty rhodes is never challenged ?

In addition to the 'black mole" having a fairy tale farm, the car-may-go luxury country club and golf course also claims to be a commercial farm !

When Hamilton County is running a deficit and someone has the ability to loan their campaign $195,000, the voter has to ask:

Who really is gaming the system ?

The 'hypocRitical' part is that the 'black mole" condemns farm subsidies at the Texas King ranch, yet finds it OK to short-change the Hamilton County tax system !

He talks about revealing everything, yet he refused to respond to inquiries regarding farm income and the last three years tax returns with the alleged Farm Income clearly documented !

Farm or Fleece .com

Now we know why the wRong wingnut whackos don't like food stamps !

It reduces the pool of funds for their phony tax-breaks !

PATHETIC 'flip-flopper"


at 9:58 PM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's face the it. Steve Black will loose come March 4th. It really makes me sad when their are starving children in our country and a rich attorney decides to put over $250K of his own money into his race. I wish he would use that money to grow some decent crops on his 'farm' and feed the poor.

at 3:37 AM, February 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Wulsin doesn't have control over her brother-in-law. The entire Wulsin side of the family hates her.

at 8:26 AM, February 21, 2008 Anonymous common-sense said...

I live in Loveland, less than 1/2 acre--- grow tomatoes every year, along with various other vegetables, flowers, plants, trees, even an apple tree. I wonder if I could get the same discount. My taxes are about $2200.00 per 1/2year and going up another 600.00 to 700.00 if the school levy passes. I don't think I could get any more than $250,000. on my 32 year old 2 story house. Why is it ok for these Indian Hill "farmers" to take advantage of the tax codes like this?? Why in the world would we want to put them in office to write more laws that would favor the way they twist and turn to gather more wealth, on the fruits of the labor of those of us that get up and go to work everyday???

at 3:04 PM, February 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


at 11:18 PM, February 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congresswoman Jean Schmidt will beat either one of these clowns by 10+ points.

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