Did you know that out of all the 3,143 counties in the U.S. that Yellowstone county has the 673rd highest taxes.

That's right, the average property tax on our average home is $1,648 per year.

The median income is $51,000  per year, which means you take home about $33,000 per year and now close to 6 percent of your income goes to the county first no matter what bills you have to pay.

By law, they get theirs first and if you don't pay, they could eventually get the deed to your home.

Our system of taxing property owners for everything every time there is a budget shortfall is antiquated and needs an overhaul.

Yellowstone county property owners are already paying more than their share.