This was the front page of the Dayton Daily News Feb 1, 2009. Note the headline states “Reappraisals cause a fuss.”
The story refers to the unilateral move by Montgomery County to reassess our houses and value them by a large percentage increase because many of us suspect that they needed more money. One look at the statistics will show you that Montgomery County is a leading foreclosure county, that nearby Dayton is on Forbes list of dying cities, GM just closed the last plant here and NCR is probably going to leave for New York City (get a rope.)
A fuss? They called this a fuss? I wonder what they call the current credit crisis and whopping 8%+ unemployment. A minor glitch? A wobbly-cock? A hiccup?
Fuss should more aptly be labeled an outrage, an uproar, a groundswell of community rage.