Chief Tax Collector Quits Job of 28 Years to Avoid Foreclosing on Any More Friends

“I was foreclosing on the homes of people I have known my entire life”

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Cherokee tax chief quits to avoid foreclosing on more friends

Acid reflux gnawed at David Fields’ gut. Sleep came in fits. The waking hours were worse, as he battled depression with medications.

Inevitably, the antidepressants failed to temper the toll taken by a job he once loved and now feared would kill him: Cherokee County tax commissioner.

“My doctor told me, ‘If you don’t quit, you’re going to have a stroke or heart attack,’ ” Fields said Monday, explaining why, after 28 years, he resigned from his post with two years left on his term.

Fields, 62, became a poignant reminder of the housing bust’s impact on thousands of lives across metro Atlanta, where almost 100,000 properties were foreclosed on in 2010. Property owners are not the only ones hurt; so are people, such as Fields, at the end of a ruinous process set in motion by recession.

“I was foreclosing on the homes of people I have known my entire life,” Fields said Monday, two weeks after he walked away from his job but still carrying its burden. “I tried to do all I could to help them. But there’s only so much you can do. Your job is to collect taxes.”

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5 Responses to “Chief Tax Collector Quits Job of 28 Years to Avoid Foreclosing on Any More Friends”
  1. l vent says:

    I heard a news report yesterday that stated some multinational corporation bought up a ton of “distressed properties” here in American for a song and paid cash. I would like to know if this corporation bought up the American people’s stolen homes. People who believe their homes were stolen from them should move on these crooks and start filing lawsuits. They are destroying America and turning it into one giant multinational corporation. Not only is this Unamerican to its core, it is DESPICABLE. They are creating diversions reporting on the Mid East turmoil so that the people are distracted from what they are really doing to the American people. With the enormous financial crisis gripping the nation we have a President that is clearly IGNORING the American people who are intentionally being DESTROYED more and more every day by the eliteist agenda. Has he ever once come out to speak about the fraudclosuregate scandal? I have e-mailed him on numerous occassions and asked for a formal response and the WH response is” I will be speaking about this soon” but HE NEVER DOES. He is more concerned about TRIVIAL MATTERS than the horrible economic struggle facing the American people WHO ARE LOSING EVERYTHING through NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN. THIS IS A DISGRACE. I do no give a dam if they burn down the entire middle east, AMERICA COMES FIRST.

  2. PJ says:

    This individual’s job was “tax collection” lets get that straight! What he was facing was the effects of “appraisal fraud” that had people with paided off properties living on a fixed income eating cat food on toast to meet their new property tax obligation inflated by the “housing bubble”. You know that older crowd that lived within their means and had a happy day of owning their home, and looking to retire in peace…. they are perhaps your parents, grand parents aunts or uncles, people that never saw this coming down the pike at them. They are the unspoken for group of American citizens that have been hit the hardest and truly have no voice.

    Truly sorry for this mans pain, but someone somewhere has to speak up for our elders in this nation that have been hit broad side by no account of their own. Perhaps all the flippers and investors should have taken a better look around when they snickered that the property owned by a granny down the street would be the next to be a knock down!

  3. Don’t whine… sue…
    Judge Orders Quicken Loans to Pay $2.7 Million Award to Homeowner in West Virginia Mortgage Fraud Case

  4. Keith says:

    Property owners are not the only ones hurt; so are people, such as Fields, at the end of a ruinous process set in motion by recession… brought on from banksters looting of and destroying the economy.

  5. CaitlinO says:

    “at the end of a ruinous process set in motion by recession.”

    Who are they trying to kid? Seriously?

    The man’s grappling with the end of a ruinous process set in motion by bankster fraud and regulatory failure.

    Pure and simple

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