Jim Plante

  • Jim Plante posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    I appreciate your response, Johathan. However (you knew that was coming, I’ll bet), we’re still at the table. What’s the problem? I counted five AI members of the Board of Trustees last time I looked. ASA has several, as does NAIFA. Just because we don’t pay $40K a year any more, that doesn’t mean we are unable to influence policy. Now, we don’t…[Read more]

    • Thanks for the thoughtful response Jim and I very much appreciate your advice. You’d be great in a debate club. 😉 Unfortunately, in all due respect, you are missing the point of all the uproar nationwide, and I mean uproar. This is not about the exit of TAF or the threat of the IRS which seems to be a key basis of your rationale – TAF was…[Read more]

  • Jim Plante changed their profile picture 4 years, 7 months ago

  • I’m a little concerned that you would advocate a democratic organization while patterning its origin after the US Constitution. This nation is a republic, and I would offer that any reorganization follow that pattern. If it were so, then we might not be in the situation in which we now find ourselves. The republic draws lines in the sand, beyond…[Read more]

  • I’m a little concerned that you would advocate a democratic organization while patterning its origin after the US Constitution. This nation is a republic, and I would offer that any reorganization follow that pattern. If it were so, then we might not be in the situation in which we now find ourselves. The republic draws lines in the sand, beyond…[Read more]

  • Jim Plante became a registered member 4 years, 7 months ago

    • Thank Jim. Yes I think we understand what a republic is. I appreciate your views about AI and leaving the TAF. As a residential appraiser TAF might be more of a concern at least that seems to be the feedback. But if your not at the table you can’t influence policy and therefore irrelevant. The problem was the disingenuous video explaining how…[Read more]

      • I appreciate your response, Johathan. However (you knew that was coming, I’ll bet), we’re still at the table. What’s the problem? I counted five AI members of the Board of Trustees last time I looked. ASA has several, as does NAIFA. Just because we don’t pay $40K a year any more, that doesn’t mean we are unable to influence policy. Now, we don’t…[Read more]

        • Thanks for the thoughtful response Jim and I very much appreciate your advice. You’d be great in a debate club. 😉 Unfortunately, in all due respect, you are missing the point of all the uproar nationwide, and I mean uproar. This is not about the exit of TAF or the threat of the IRS which seems to be a key basis of your rationale – TAF was…[Read more]

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