People can only afford so much. When is the government, schools, and unions going to understand that.
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Who was it that once said, "No taxation without representation!"? and what happened when that statement was ignored by the government?
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It is way past the time for our government at every level learn how to spend what can be sustained. Ask every school district how freely they can spend now. It is because we are paying the price for the pasts poor spending practices and very lenient retirement and benefits packages. Start spending what is affordable, somewhere around what the private sector pay and retirements are!
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It's time to clean house. just like i do, from the top down. THOSE BLEEPIN LEACHES....
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Tax cap is great, spending caps should also be put in place. This tax and spend is total nonsense and needs to stop. Our government has been corrupted by greed and no longer serves the citizenry. Term limits for all political offices would help solve these issues.
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It's a joke! The Governor trying to make himself look good knowing*****well the locals couldn't stay under the cap with unfunded mandates which he hasn't done anything about. We need to clean house of the "Farleys" who have been there over 30 years and bragged during his re-election that he was proud of 3, yes count them, 3 on time budgets in 30 years.
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It might have been on time but it really *****.
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School Districts need more money? How about a tax on apartment dwellers of 3 or more units? Why am I as a home owner forced to foot the bill for renters that have kids in school? Get this enacted before they finish building that housing complex in Gloversville! That's an untapped resource! Lets be the first in the State to enact that.
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disagrees must be government, teachers or the union. I know of no homeowner that wants his or her taxes go up year after year just to appease the few that profit.
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Oops I typed a bad word! I guess I should have typed DANG
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Dakotarick, taxes are a money maker. Look at cars, each time that car sells they keep collecting taxes over and over until it finally not worth $2.00 :-) and then they stop collecting that money. Why doesn't the Convict Joe Bruno be forced to pay back the taxpayers his salary? All corrupt politicians need to pay back they entire salary! Our deficit would almost be gone then.
The ones voting yes. We don't need to call in a profiler to figure out what you do for a living.
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John, people in apartments do pay those taxes. It is part of their rent.
That said. The tax cap was a noble notion, however, it is the mandates that are killing county taxes.
There are also other problems. It used to be my county tax was more than my school tax, now my school tax is double the county tax. School taxes are killing me.
Bottom line,,,We need to eliminate property taxes altogether. In this day and age all taxes can easily be income based thus assuring grandma and grandpa don't lose the house they lived in all their life for some overpaid teachers salary.
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Agree with scarecrow about the mandates...in addition to cty taxes, the mandates are also exploding the school taxes. All the promises of less mandates, and giving more control to the local school districts turned out to be just more political hot air.
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Scarecrow, they are paying part of the landlords school tax. If you look at each dwelling as an individual home, you'll get more
Scarecrow....definition of overpaid....Anyone who makes more money than you do
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John - They could use the same statutes thtt are used for mobile home communities (trailer parks). I own my home, rent the land, and still pay school tax and a county tax. And my lot rent is about 3+ times what is normal for the Fulton County area. You are right that more $$$ would be realized and the property owners tax $$ should be lowered.
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I'll take a stab at defining overpaid. Any employee who does not produce a product or provide a service with a value equal to or greater than their paycheck is overpaid. Also, anyone who is paid more than someone who would do the same job for less money is overpaid. Overpaying employees will get you on the fast track to the poor house. Thank the union for that.
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""Scarecrow, they are paying part of the landlords school tax. If you look at each dwelling as an individual home, you'll get more""
Actually no. Consider this, an apartment house with 3 apartments assessed at $300,000. This means that each apartment would be assessed at $100,000; or perhaps less because of shared areas.
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"topper, an employer who overpays his/her employees recieves a bunch of loyalty in return Those employees also might just "over produce" too. Unlike the concept that most employers have of paying only what is necessary to keep employees from quitting, while the employees do just enough work to keep from being fired. A return to piece work instead of hourly wages or fixed salaries would set costs and allow the producers to enhance thier paychecks at no cost to the employer.
To put the overpaid comment into perspective. I have yet to hear anyone state they are paid too much.
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to finish- the corporate elite and elected politician are way overpaid.
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Scarecrow - and IF they are not among the corporate elite or an elected politician, they are right, most of the time. But as a society we have lost the concept of having enough and have become greedy.
and 'Hill "Thank the union for that." really??? Unions are shadows of what they used to be. BUT without them the fat cats would be much fatter and the average wage would be a couple dollars an hour, even today. Unions kept some non-union companies paying well just to keep them out.
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Druggy: I agree with the loyalty part, but that is part of what you give your employer in return for your paycheck. Any company that pays more to produce the product than it sells it for will go broke. Didn't that happen to GM and Chrysler?
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