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Tax freeze a gimmick

December 12, 2013

The proposed two-year freeze on local property taxes, unfortunately, leaves mandate relief out in the cold. Go....

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Dec-13-13 1:19 PM

Hill, You have nailed it exactly! Funding education through property taxes is so blatantly unfair, and our dysfunctional State legislature year after year does nothing.

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Dec-13-13 11:05 AM

False...Freudian slip?

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Dec-13-13 11:04 AM

Not all of us have moved out, but those that want to leave now are being held hostage by the extraordinary tax rate because we can't sell our homes. The tax freeze is a joke because there is always a clause built in to raise it. I would love to bring those in Albany up on charges of faults imprisonment, by keeping us in this failing state.

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Dec-12-13 7:12 PM

Until this government feels the laws they pass in their pockets or pay checks things will never change. Nothing but lies and false promises will come out of their mouths!

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Dec-12-13 5:28 PM

The real problem is property taxes that balance the budget on the backs of homeowners. Fund public expenses through an income tax, everybody pays, and funding mandates will be shared equally by all. Why won't politicians end mandates? Because more voters free ride than those currently paying property taxes to fund the insanity.

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Dec-12-13 2:27 PM

Mandate relief??!! When there are yellow blackbirds!! There will be no relief for anything until the very culture of government itself in this country is reformed (if indeed it can be reformed). As of now, it is primarily a repository for those individuals who want to insure themselves an "income for life" by supporting "influence and money". We are currently in very big trouble.

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Dec-12-13 2:08 PM

EXACTLY! Most taxation is a gimmick but the bogus tax relief where there aren't any cuts... pure liberalism. I hope that the message gets through to DC this time around. Spent enough should be the election cry!

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Dec-12-13 1:02 PM

Too late for that gino45. The informed voter base was smart enough and moved out. And speaking as Captain Obvious, this state is controlled from Manhattan outward. We have NO say save those moving vans.

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Dec-12-13 12:18 PM

Lest we also forget this will be an election year and the vast majority of the voters only skim the headlines and don't see the real shortcomings of our stateside leaders proposals. People will remember that our taxes were held, but not the core reasons that taxes are the magnitude they are. Do you honestly think there will be many changes made in our elected representatives? We need a more informed voter base as well as competent candidates AND term limits.

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