A judge has ordered that a Pennsylvania widow's house be sold because she owed $6.30 in taxes.
YES THIS IS FOR REAL.
She is a widow, just starting to look after the household finances herself following her husband's death.
But apparently selling her house for under TEN BUCKS is fine because they are all FOLLOWING THE RULES. Following orders!
"I paid everything, and didn't know about the $6.30," Battisti said.
"For the house to be sold just because of $6.30 is crazy."
Yes it is crazy and cruel. This is a shameful, shameful ruling.
"Joe Askar, Beaver County's chief solicitor, said the judge got the decision right, based on the law."
(Based on the law?!?! How about just asking her to make change for a ten dollar bill, you stupid bastards??)
"The county never wants to see anybody lose their
home, but at the same time the tax sale law, the tax real estate law,
doesn't give a whole lot of room for error, either," Askar said.
"Battisti said her husband handled the paperwork for the property's taxes before he passed away in 2004."
"It's bad - she had some hard times, I guess her
husband kind of took care of a lot of that stuff," Askar said.
seemed that she was having a hard time coping with the loss of her
husband - that just made it set in a little more."