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Mayor: Poor TN farming community will suffer if feds buy up land
Tennessee Watchdog ^ | November 8, 2013 | Chris Butler

Posted on 11/10/2013 7:57:13 PM PST by george76

Tennessee’s second poorest county will suffer even more if the federal government buys 120,000 acres of land in that area, near Memphis, all for the stated purpose of wildlife preservation, said that county’s mayor.

Lauderdale County Mayor Rod Schuh told Tennessee Watchdog Friday that his county, while poor, relies on farming and agriculture as the primary drivers of its economy.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s plan to expand the Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge, assuming it buys out as many properties as it can, will rob the county of its most valuable commodity, Schuh said.

Primarily, almost 60 percent of the land that the government wants to preserve is prime farm ground.

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The federal government already owns more than 60,000 acres in Lauderdale County. The 120,000 acres that the feds want to purchase encompass Lauderdale County, as well as land in Tipton, Haywood and Dyer counties.

Schuh said the federal government doesn’t pay proper tax levies on the land it does own in his county. Furthermore, Schoh said the feds don’t plant quality trees on the land they own, especially trees that are good for future lumber needs.

(Excerpt) Read more at watchdog.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: agenda21; agriculture; agricultureas; economy; farming; fishing; logging; privateproperty; taxes; un21; unitednations; wildlands; wildlandsproject

1 posted on 11/10/2013 7:57:13 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

bookmark


2 posted on 11/10/2013 8:07:29 PM PST by dadfly
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To: george76

That would be a big fat NO especially if the land
is currently in agricultural production or even if
it could be. If anything, the government should
be selling off land. We sure as hell can’t afford
to spend money on this stuff.


3 posted on 11/10/2013 8:08:42 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: george76
"Schuh said the federal government doesn’t pay proper tax levies on the land it does own in his county."

That's pretty funny.


4 posted on 11/10/2013 8:10:57 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: george76

What a racket. Gov’t uses taxpayer money to deprive citizens use and access to formerly private property.


5 posted on 11/10/2013 8:14:28 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: familyop

The fed pays “Payments in lieu of taxes” but they are notoriously behind in their assessment when property rates go up. When they go down, they are pretty quick about cutting their assessed value, so the ratchet works against the local government both ways.


6 posted on 11/10/2013 8:14:31 PM PST by donmeaker (The lessons of Weimar will soon be repeated.)
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To: george76

When your broke what do you do? Buy more land of coarse.


7 posted on 11/10/2013 8:17:14 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: george76

Just when you thought it was bad enough to live near Memphis....


8 posted on 11/10/2013 8:24:02 PM PST by GeronL
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To: umgud
What a racket. Gov’t uses taxpayer printing-press money to deprive citizens use and access to formerly private property.
9 posted on 11/10/2013 8:28:48 PM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: george76
hasn't been a domestic problem in the last 50 years that government involvement couldn't make worse...
10 posted on 11/10/2013 8:29:24 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
When you're broke what do you do? Buy more land of course.

You might if you had a license to print money.

11 posted on 11/10/2013 8:30:41 PM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: george76

Mayor Schuh needs to shut up and eat his peas.


12 posted on 11/10/2013 8:32:12 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: george76
The feral government is just going to hold it in safekeeping for the ChiComs.
13 posted on 11/10/2013 8:43:25 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The feral government is just going to hold it in safekeeping for the ChiComs. <<<

Shuuush!..its called collateral in the pawn industry....You need more money?...What do u have to hawk?....Land?...ok...10 cents on the dollar...Lets see if the deal goes thru.../s

14 posted on 11/10/2013 9:24:46 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: GeronL

“Just when you thought it was bad enough to live near Memphis.”
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Yes, poor west Tennessee has become the pits.
I was born in Memphis, back when it was a fine city.
It had the nations best water, best fire department, always voted nations quietest and cleanest city.
When the blacks hit 60%, they took over and destroyed most all that was good. Poor old king Cotton died back in the 80s to 90s.


15 posted on 11/10/2013 10:34:32 PM PST by AlexW
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To: george76

Time for the GOP and Tea Party to start doing their “thang” and recruit these people for conservatism.

Isn’t nutcase Rep. Steven Cohen from Tennessee? The perfect example of how a mentally deranged white leftist wacko-job can get elected in the South.

Tennessee is the “Volunteer State” but Cohen’s election makes it the should be “Voluntarily Committed” state.


16 posted on 11/10/2013 10:38:41 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: AlexW

good to see you are still posting


17 posted on 11/10/2013 10:39:18 PM PST by GeronL
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To: george76

Agenda 21


18 posted on 11/10/2013 11:08:14 PM PST by namvolunteer (Obama says the US is subservient to the UN and the Constitution does not apply. That is treason.)
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To: george76

I wonder what shale formation lays underneath this county.


19 posted on 11/10/2013 11:54:58 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: george76

Here is what this is about: 50% of the land- off limits to humans- The UN’s Wildlands Project. http://www.propertyrightsresearch.org/images/wildlands_map.jpg

Here is how its accomplished: http://www.takingliberty.us/


20 posted on 11/11/2013 5:19:15 AM PST by Captain7seas
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To: AlexW

MEMPHIS IS STILL A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE AND RAISE CHILDREN. WE JUST DO IT DIFFERENTLY THAN WE USED TO. I REALLY WISH THAT YOU WOULD QUIT BASHING OUR TOWN, MR. EX-PAT.


21 posted on 11/11/2013 10:18:24 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Steve Cohen represents a very small part of Tn.


22 posted on 11/11/2013 10:20:57 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: Coldwater Creek

“MEMPHIS IS STILL A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE AND RAISE CHILDREN.”
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You must work for the Chamber of Commerce, haha.
I know it still has some fine qualities, but it is nothing like the city that I grew up in, and it has lost much of its great distinctions. From what my friends still living there tell me, I would no longer recommend it for raising a family.
Have you seen she statistics?
“The city violent crime rate for Memphis in 2010 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 281.88% and the city property crime rate in Memphis was higher than the national property crime rate average by 112.63%.”

http://www.cityrating.com/crime-statistics/tennessee/memphis.html#.UoFXxCf85R0

My daughter, single, owns a home in midtown, and my next door neighbors from here in the Philippines, Philippine wife/American husband, just visited her yesterday.


23 posted on 11/11/2013 2:24:14 PM PST by AlexW
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To: donmeaker

Thank you.


24 posted on 11/11/2013 4:21:18 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: AlexW
I have lived in Memphis for 43 years. Yes, it has changed, but so has every other city in the world. My children and grandchildren (7) have had a great life, great friends, a great cultural heritage, great advanced education and great churches. We do not live in fear. We go downtown and midtown often. Just this week end we took relatives from out of state down to the Cooper Young area for a Christmas open house at Palladio’s. The place was packed My granddaughter is a professional artist who gets commissions from downtown residents all the time.

If Memphis is so bad, why is your child still living here? Maybe she should spread out into the burbs and see how the average Memphian lives.

25 posted on 11/11/2013 6:37:14 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: Coldwater Creek

I did not mean to imply that it is a disaster, or cesspool, but it has declined considerably since the black population went from 40% to 60%.
Yes, I am sure that the upscale entertainment areas such as Overton Square and Cooper-Young are prospering, but I fear that the overall quality of life there will continue to decline as more of the white population retreats to suburban towns, but that is true for many cities, such as Atlanta, which thrives only because it is landlocked by suburban municipalities. Atlanta proper has less then 500,000 population.

By the way, is it true that the great MLG&W was broken up and sold off to companies outside of the state? That would be sad, as it was considered to be as good as any in the country.
What happened to the National Firefighters Convention?

Remember, I flew out for the last time in Jan. of 2009


26 posted on 11/11/2013 7:15:01 PM PST by AlexW
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To: AlexW
I know nothing about the Firefighters Convention. MLGW is still owned by the City of Memphis. At one time Hernendon wanted to sell parts off, but that didn't fly.
27 posted on 11/12/2013 6:09:48 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: Coldwater Creek

“MLGW is still owned by the City of Memphis. At one time Hernendon wanted to sell parts off, but that didn’t fly. “
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That is good to hear. The MLGW is one of the crown jewels.


28 posted on 11/12/2013 2:02:11 PM PST by AlexW
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