My partner sold her property in Multnomah County in June, 2004 and moved in with me in Washington County.
Recently, she received a letter from Multnomah County requesting that she provide "proof" she was not a resident in 2005. This got my dander up - what if every government organization chased you around with this kind of crap when you moved? I sent them a letter that said that if my partner had been a resident in 2005, she would have paid her taxes (which is true); and that here in these United States, we don't have to prove our innocence and we don't have to show the government our papers.
Now they have sent a tax bill for 2005. It's completely bogus, of course; neither of us was a resident of Multnomah County in 2005, not for even a single day, not in any way, shape or form, through presence, property ownership, or any other conceivable definition.
Yes, I know I could get them to go away by sending them a copy of a gas bill or something. But by God, maybe it's because of Bush commuting Libby's sentence today, by God I just won't do it. Somebody has to stand up for the way the legal process is supposed to work around here. We don't need to prove to anybody that we're innocent of anything. I'm just sick and tired of the inversion of rights from personal rights to government rights.
Is this happening to anybody else?