Owe Taxes? Nutter’s Coming!
Don’t call it a movement. But if you owe back taxes, like Philly Car Share (hat tip: anonymous commenter), Mayor Michael Nutter would like a word with you.
Actually, he’d like to hold a press conference outside your place of business, such as he did yesterday, outside a podiatrist’s office on Bustleton Avenue. He claimed the doctor owed $114,000 in outstanding back taxes, “ignored the city’s amnesty program and refused attempts to settle the debt.”
Tax amnesty is over, said M. Nutt, and now he’s sending Sheriff Green to ransack the place. The sheriff will “conduct a sale of the items from this business. Office furniture, televisions, everything we can auction we will,” M. Nutt told reporters. “We cannot afford to subsidize this business.”
According to WHYY, the podiatrist, when learning the mayor was coming to his front gate, shut down for the day claiming a “personal emergency.”
Don’t mess with M. Nutt, folks. Not now. Not after he’s got DROP and the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s shenanigans with which to deal. And his re-election campaign is less than a year away. He’s got to keep on movin’.