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Gene Simmons puts his longtime Beverly
Hills mansion up for sale for $22MILLION
as his family moves to Washington State

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Posted By: FL_Absentee_Voter, 10/23/2020 3:04:17 AM

Gene Simmons is leaving the Southern California life after nearly four decades. The legendary KISS singer and bassist has decided to pick up and move his family to Washington State, citing high property taxes in California as a motivating factor. [snip] 'California and Beverly Hills have been treating folks that create jobs badly and the tax rates are unacceptable,' Simmons told the Journal. 'I work hard and pay my taxes and I don’t want to cry the Beverly Hills blues but enough is enough.'


Another big-time yax payer calls it quits. Prop 15 - which undoes the legendary Prop 13 - would apply only to commercial property for now, but it's the foot in the door to everyone else. Instead of paying annual taxes on the $1.35 million purchase price of his home he would pay based on current assessed value - somewhere near the $22 million list price. That's a 15-fold increase.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: TruthFetish 10/23/2020 5:51:51 AM (No. 581472)
Simmons is a smart guy. I'm glad he's making noise on his way out.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Proud Texan 10/23/2020 6:37:44 AM (No. 581503)
Depending on where in Washington state he moves to, Mr. Simmons may have been better off considering more options.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: walcb 10/23/2020 7:42:05 AM (No. 581526)
He would have been wiser if he withheld his comments on the taxes for his property until after it was sold. I know they are easily obtainable but still...
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Reply 4 - Posted by: wakeupcall 10/23/2020 8:08:58 AM (No. 581549)
The Marxist Communist democrats, rino's. liberals, etc., of the world, in their efforts to create a Globalist Marxist Communist One World Government, use the same plan worldwide. Punish the producers. Reward the slothful in non Marxist Communist nations until they get absolute control over the people. Then it's, no work, no eat, no exist.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: seamusm 10/23/2020 8:43:39 AM (No. 581579)
Go to Seattle, Gene. Just like Southern Cal - but more rain. Taxes aren't Southern Cals only problem, sir. And after the recent turmoil I'll bet Washington taxes will end up just as high.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: lakerman1 10/23/2020 8:55:57 AM (No. 581586)
Florida's the place you oghta be!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Strike3 10/23/2020 10:11:18 AM (No. 581654)
He's going from a snake-infested desert into a spider-infested jungle but hey, it's his money. I'm not going to mention any of the good places in America to which he could move because we don't need rich hollywood types discovering them and bringing their friends.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: zoidberg 10/23/2020 10:27:39 AM (No. 581670)
Gene just told California what to KISS.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: JoElla Bee 10/23/2020 11:47:06 AM (No. 581773)
That is a very beautiful property and tastefully decorated home. It is obviously expensive to maintain, but those who live in such places have the $$$ to live the lifestyle. So, there will likely be a buyer. Don’t blame him for leaving CA. and the increasingly expensive life there.
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