Former Congressman Joe Walsh

My property tax bill arrived the other day, transforming me from a liberal Democrat (think Barack Obama) into a raging Tea Party lunatic. Think former Congressman Joe Walsh—minus the odd beliefs about the human reproductive system.

I find myself ranting and raving about Obamacare and the creeping socialism that’s turning America into France.

And then I find myself attracted to the Republican-style politics of Mayor Emanuel, cheering him on as he works on firing workers, cutting pensions, selling airports, and closing schools. What the hell, education’s overrated anyway.

It’s all because my bill rose 20 percent over the installment I paid last July, which seems like only yesterday. Time flies when it comes to tax bills.

To make it worse, my tax bill came a week before my water bill—they really love to pile it on, don’t they?