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Old 05-19-2011, 03:45 PM
 
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Now we "don't need" the tax cap! LMAO!

Yeah right! Why are they AFRAID of the tax cap?

My district's increase was within the proposed tax cap target of 2% (1.97%), but still "hogged it" because if Nassau County raised taxes, they would only get 0.3%.

We still need a tax cap, with appropriate spending controls on school district unionized and high-level personnel.
Why are you LMAO??? This is not a joke.......Taxpayers DONT want to give up local control....and are willing to pay for it....tax cap or not... I get the distinct feeling you have no idea what goes on in a school...have no children in school and are just spouting off. Back-off of our schools. Direct your frustration in a different direction; specifically at the THE TOP.
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Why are you LMAO??? This is not a joke.......Taxpayers DONT want to give up local control....and are willing to pay for it....tax cap or not... I get the distinct feeling you have no idea what goes on in a school...have no children in school and are just spouting off. Back-off of our schools. Direct your frustration in a different direction; specifically at the THE TOP.
Aim your frustration and maniacal posts in a different direction than me because I don't put up with rude, nasty, over the top, and aggressive behavior towards myself, written or otherwise.

That's what IGNORE is for here on CD and I will use it for people who direct the above-referenced behaviors towards me when posting. Bye bye until you can discuss the matter like an adult!
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:12 PM
 
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Why are you LMAO??? This is not a joke.......Taxpayers DONT want to give up local control....and are willing to pay for it....tax cap or not... I get the distinct feeling you have no idea what goes on in a school...have no children in school and are just spouting off. Back-off of our schools. Direct your frustration in a different direction; specifically at the THE TOP.
Local control? What control do they have? They control a small fraction of the budget. If teachers are so interested in giving taxpayers control then why don't you make the teacher's contract a referendum to be voted on by the voting public?

Oh, because your idea of "local control" is keeping things the status quo where the teacher's unions have spent countless years and millions in campaign contributions to pull the rug up from under the taxpayers.
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Local control? What control do they have? They control a small fraction of the budget. If teachers are so interested in giving taxpayers control then why don't you make the teacher's contract a referendum to be voted on by the voting public?

Oh, because your idea of "local control" is keeping things the status quo where the teacher's unions have spent countless years and millions in campaign contributions to pull the rug up from under the taxpayers.
You got it! Although I think your message will be lost on the person who lets their explosive anger and raging hormones do the posting.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:09 PM
 
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Why are you LMAO??? This is not a joke.......Taxpayers DONT want to give up local control....and are willing to pay for it....tax cap or not... I get the distinct feeling you have no idea what goes on in a school...have no children in school and are just spouting off. Back-off of our schools. Direct your frustration in a different direction; specifically at the THE TOP.

Yep.

Too bad the truth hurts, the truth being that the people who scream loudest and longest on here comprise a minority of voters.

What can you do? Be glad you're grounded in reality.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:32 PM
 
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Yep.

Too bad the truth hurts, the truth being that the people who scream loudest and longest on here comprise a minority of voters.
With voter turnout at < 20%, how can anyone with half a brain believe this to be true?
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Why are you LMAO??? This is not a joke.......Taxpayers DONT want to give up local control....and are willing to pay for it....tax cap or not... I get the distinct feeling you have no idea what goes on in a school...have no children in school and are just spouting off. Back-off of our schools. Direct your frustration in a different direction; specifically at the THE TOP.
There is no local control, blame whoever you want but the system just is not working, take a look at Central Islip that granted the teachers 9% annual increases for 10 years. I most certainly blame the silent majority, but a system that elects BOE's that have no financial sense is doomed. The politicians see that companies are leaving NY, vacant, boarded up homes, high unemployment. It is obvious that this system with it's 100's of government districts is out of control.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:26 PM
 
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The Long Island school budget vote is like blackmail. Its pass the budget and your taxes go up $300 and if you dont pass the budget they go up $200 and then we cut every extracurricular activity out, driver's ed, etc.. Lets see I already pay 10,000 in school taxes, so it goes up $300 and we keep all programs, or $200 and things get cut. I guess the 10K I'm already paying isn't good enough. LI school budget vote is just pure blackmail.
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:28 AM
 
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With voter turnout at < 20%, how can anyone with half a brain believe this to be true?
What is really that high? I thought it was well below 5% just by some rough math.
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:30 AM
 
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The Long Island school budget vote is like blackmail. Its pass the budget and your taxes go up $300 and if you dont pass the budget they go up $600 and then we cut every extracurricular activity out, driver's ed, etc.. Lets see I already pay 10,000 in school taxes, so it goes up $300 and we keep all programs, or $600 and things get cut. I guess the 10K I'm already paying isn't good enough. LI school budget vote is just pure blackmail.
Fixed!

Most of the contingency budgets would actually cost the taxpayers more, because someone gave the keys to the reserve funds to the teachers union.
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