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Stress ratings are deceiving

July 21, 2013

In theory, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s fiscal stress rankings are a great ide....

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TiredOfTax

Jul-21-13 7:40 AM

It was too bad that republicans had Harry Wilson running against this schmuck... it forced even me to vote for a democrat. That left me with a very sour taste. It was like gargling with poop. With Thomas we knew we were voting for an obvious whacked out leftist, so it wasn't a surprise when we got... this situation!

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MrBoB51

Jul-21-13 8:20 AM

Seems to me that the need to have this type of evaluation in the first place shows NYS has a real severe problem that needs to be minimized so the low information voter can feel good instead of the problem being solved. Typical Albany politics: Better living through turd polishing and denial.

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Flapper

Jul-21-13 12:10 PM

Since the state is doing so well how about dropping the mandates to donations.

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Patriot1

Jul-21-13 5:10 PM

There are certain areas within Fulton County which are inappropriately taxed due to the ever-increasing burden of mandates. If Fulton County continues along this destructive path, more producers and home-owners will choose to relocate to Saratoga County or Hamilton County where the environment is at least equally hospitable and the tax burden considerably lower. This form of migration is the history of failed states, and New York State is well along that path.

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TiredOfTax

Jul-21-13 9:59 PM

Food stamps are paying for trans-Atlantic takeout — with New Yorkers using taxpayer-funded benefits to ship food to relatives in Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Welfare recipients are buying groceries with their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards and packing them in giant barrels for the trip overseas, The Post found.

The practice is so common that hundreds of 45- to 55-gallon cardboard and plastic barrels line the walls of supermarkets in almost every Caribbean corner of the city.

The feds say the moveable feasts go against the intent of the $86 billion welfare program for impoverished Americans.

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MrBoB51

Jul-22-13 5:58 AM

Be careful of those facts TOT, some liberal/progressive nut job will make up some 'facts' to badger you with.

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rschweizer

Jul-22-13 3:51 PM

TiredOfTax/Bob, I would be VERY careful about anything the conservative NYPost 'finds.' BUT...

If true, though, you know what would combat this? I vageuly remember way back when 'welfare' food came in special packages. In the days before EBT cards, there were food banks set up where only qualified people could go and pick up food for the month or week or whatever, and instead of having a name-brand like Kellogg's, it was a simple white box with black letters: CORN FLAKES. Or a white bag of flour that simply said 'FLOUR'.

Then we can have Customs look at those packages so they can EASILY tell which items are from public assistance monies!

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