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Old 05-13-2007, 11:52 PM
Location: Heartland Florida
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Make government more efficient. They have plenty of our money already!
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Delray Patty View Post
A lot of what everyone said here is true...I just hope the Legislature in Fl.
can come up with something soon.....and I do feel for the working class
families here....they are being priced out of the areas. School teachers,
police officers, fire fighters cannot afford to live where they work..that's
really sad. Instead of building all these Mcmansions, why can't they build
some decent housing fairly priced for the middle class families here? I hate
these big mansions. Half the time no one lives in them anyway, they are
just another "show" place for the rich.
You are absolutely right! There needs to be more affordable housing - real houses, not apartments. Homes they won't be taxed out of. Yet isn't it amazing that when I suggested (using myself as an example) that working people shouldn't be taxed out of their homes, I got a wacked out reply telling me I was "selfish." It's selfish for working people to want to keep a roof over their heads???? Gee, I sure hope that guy won't be screaming his head off when there's no one to fix his plumbing, put out the fires, teach his kids, serve and protect etc.

Originally Posted by tallrick; May 13 2007;01:52
Make government more efficient. They have plenty of our money already!
Ever notice that the cities always threaten that they'll cut police and fire - and never a word about ending tax subsidies for wealthy sports teams or excessive code enforcement - like measuring the grass?!
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Old 05-14-2007, 06:23 AM
Location: Southeast Cape Coral
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Originally Posted by firemed View Post
Yes you are right, But we can't cut taxes. Where is most of the tax money going out side of building roads,bridges,ect. http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalrelease.html
This would be a great way to lower taxes.
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:16 AM
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Suncoaster...Been there..my husband and I had to move out of N.J. years
ago to PA. in order to afford a house. it seems the middle class people are
always getting squeezed in this country, if there is such a thing as middle
class anymore. I am so sick of hearing people complain about their taxes here.
The ones complaining are mostly part time residents...Hey, I wish I had another home somewhere to go back too (preferably up north so I could see
my grandson more often) but I don't....full time residents who are struggling
to make ends meet, raise their children have a legitimate gripe. I wanted to
"move up" to a 2 bedroom condo where I live but my taxes would triple, so
why bother. It's hurting all of us.
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