All three branches of Alabama’s state government became Republican-controlled in 2010. That means, supposedly, that our state government is now, and has been, controlled by a party that prides itself on low or no taxes. Republicans continually say this so it must be true.

I just received the tax assessment on my house and it went up 25 percent from last year. That is a 25 percent increase in 12 months. The local tax authorities say they were specifically instructed to do this by way of a new “tax manual” they received from Montgomery.

Way to go, Republicans. Thanks to the “no-tax” folks, my property tax will double in four years.

P.E. Clark