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Old 11-02-2011, 06:33 AM
 
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Protest at Cedar Creek Park

Rally in Works to Protest Proposed Cedar Creek Plant Privatization - Wantagh-Seaford, NY Patch


Rally in Works to Protest Proposed Cedar Creek Plant Privatization - Wantagh-Seaford, NY Patch
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:46 AM
 
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Why is anyone opposing this? I don't know much about it, but didn't that plant just get a D (or maybe C), rating (2nd worst on Long Island)? Do they fear improvement or just loss of gubmint jobs?
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Why is anyone opposing this? I don't know much about it, but didn't that plant just get a D (or maybe C), rating (2nd worst on Long Island)? Do they fear improvement or just loss of gubmint jobs?
Because instead of sewer fees costing each Nassau homeowner only $225 in property taxes per year, there will be a private company also charging them use fees to use the sewers each month. Yay, another utility bill all so Mangano doesn't have to "raise taxes" this year. It will cost a lot more than a modest raise of taxes throughout the rest of our lives here on Nassau if some "for profit" company gets in there to ream us out. Do you want to pay another utility bill? How about "pay per flush?" You up for that? Talk to people in Atlanta and they say they get charged around $200 a MONTH for their sewer use fees.

Do we need another "for profit" company having a monopoly on LI making money off necessities of life like sewer, gas, water, etc., around here? Even our "not for profit" LIPA is nothing more than a big money grab (still one of the higest electric rates in the nation) but I guess it beats the "for profit" LILCO which reamed us out for decades.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Why is anyone opposing this? I don't know much about it, but didn't that plant just get a D (or maybe C), rating (2nd worst on Long Island)? Do they fear improvement or just loss of gubmint jobs?
Do you expect that privatizing the sewage plants, bus lines and Nassau Coliseum will change anything. These are basic services, why do we need a government? This is one of the wealthiest counties in the US and we need to privatize our sewage treatment facilities?
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Do you expect that privatizing the sewage plants, bus lines and Nassau Coliseum will change anything. These are basic services, why do we need a government? This is one of the wealthiest counties in the US and we need to privatize our sewage treatment facilities?
We don't need to. It's because Mangano wants a SHORT-TERM fix to this year's budget problem so he can keep his campaign promise of not raising County taxes. I say raising taxes would be way, way cheaper for the taxpayers in the long run, but, Mangano, being a typical politician, is only looking for the easy way out here and now.
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