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Old 10-14-2011, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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By the end of the year, the cash-strapped county intends to select a private operator to buy or lease its sprawling sewage treatment system.
So now Mangano wants to sell off our sewer system for a short-term budget fix! He says he is determined to not raise taxes!

It's also very interesting that D'Amato's client, Veolia, who has already won LI Bus, also has a waste management division ...

The only thing "guaranteed" will be outrageous sewer fees for Nassau County residents at the hands of a "for profit" private company who finds itself in the extremely powerful position of having a large population trapped in its monopoly.

The average homeowner in Nassau pays $225 a year in sewer taxes. With this plan, expect to pay that, and sky's the limit (a la LIPA and National Grid) per use fees from whatever private company gets the sewer system.

Raise taxes already, Mangano!

Pay per flush anyone?
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:26 PM
 
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Wonderful. Instead of going to needed services like this, our inflated property taxes are going to overpay teachers and cops and prop up wasteful layers of government that haven't been adapted since this was a rural area. Prediction - private operator comes in, charges more, provides lackluster services, and our taxes continue to go up.
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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If they continue to privatize, parks, sewage, transportation why do we need them, if not for those things what is the purpose of government other than to collect school taxes. If you really want to privatize something I can think of a few other county departments.

Love the pay per flush, I can see many residential wells going into business, do they ever have a well thought out plan that doesn't involve a D'Amato crony??
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Is it pay per flush or Pay Per Poo?
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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If it's pay per poo I am in trouble LOL
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:43 AM
 
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Pay per flush?why not they tax toilet paper don't they?
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Pay per flush?why not they tax toilet paper don't they?
They should put a luxury tax on that quilted, high end stuff
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:01 PM
 
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Is it pay per flush or Pay Per Poo?
If it's yellow let it mellow...if it's brown flush it down...
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:04 PM
 
Location: DFW
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If it's yellow let it mellow...if it's brown flush it down...
I love Long Island themed threads about pee and excrement.
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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I love Long Island themed threads about pee and excrement.
You find us funny?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWINtUCshxY

Slow day in the great state of Texas? C'mon -- there's no cow chip flinging threads? Or greedy politicians trying to tax aforementioned cow chips?
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