This is why the whole abatement system needs to be re-examined. They paid over a half million dollars for their house ($540k) and they were paying just $714 a year in property tax. And I love how these articles use percentages instead of real numbers. My taxes went up a bazillion percent! Because if they actually told you the cash number there would be no sympathy. Well here it is - they're being billed $1865. And I couldn't agree with Boognish more. The attitude of the people in these articles, could they be any more nauseating? At least she didn't say here abatement was "assassinated" like the last guy did. That's going to be hard to top. And another thing - I'm sure when their special little snowflake approached school age they would have refrained from criticizing the state of the public schools, because after all how good can they be when the owners of half million dollar homes are paying $446 a year toward their funding? I'm sure they would have looked in the mirror and said "We're part of the problem".