In California, every homeowner has the legal right to dispute his home valuation, which impacts the property tax assessed on the house.
People took advantage of the housing bust to lower their taxes. In prosperous times, the government earns more property tax revenue. I don't expect anybody not to do something that I am doing.
Mitt Romney is within his rights to seek to lower his tax liability for his home in La Jolla. Stop making him a villain when most of us are acting like he is.