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Old 05-27-2012, 02:20 PM
 
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Were there ever a time on Long Island when taxes were rational?

If so, when was the turning point when taxes started to become what they are today? What triggered it?
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:44 PM
 
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"Lobbying" or the real word bribery of the politicians by civil service unions. Getting unsustainable returns promised on their pensions, and overexpansion of govt service and workers.
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:52 PM
 
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"Lobbying" or the real word bribery of the politicians by civil service unions. Getting unsustainable returns promised on their pensions, and overexpansion of govt service and workers.
Let's not forget the acceptance of spending 20/25K per student for public school. God only knows where that money goes...
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:15 PM
 
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Really...cops 'n teachers!
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:45 PM
 
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TWO things: one starts with "C" and one starts with "T" and hold on for at least a 20 page thread!
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:22 PM
 
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Really...cops 'n teachers!
Yes and someone's 2nd or 3rd home in montauk... They have teachers and cops in other areas of the country that have better schools and don't spend as much..
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:33 PM
 
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Were there ever a time on Long Island when taxes were rational?

If so, when was the turning point when taxes started to become what they are today? What triggered it?
1. Unions: Cops making 150k ++++, teachers salaries
2. Sanitation pick up 3-4 times per week.
3. Paying for the illegals medical, to go to school, ect..


I am NOT knocking people's salaries. You need to make that kind of money to live here.

However, 300-800k +/- for school superintendents has got to stop!

I read that the avg. State (Feds, local, teachers, towns board, ect....) has 21 levels of government. Long Island has 120
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:40 PM
 
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Back to the OPs question, when did LI taxes really take off?
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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Taxes have always been pretty high in comparison. Going back at least 20 years so I can't answer OP's question. In regards to JCNNY that was perfectly put. Being that my wife is a teacher and my best friend is a cop we have these conversations and being able to pad salaries in the last few years to end up with a higher pensions the system can't sustain. I always get curious how much worse this will get.
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:15 PM
 
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Sprawl is one of the leading causes of the high taxes , everything is so spread out on LI that you need to have multiple services to cover them. If LI was more Dense , the taxes would be lower...
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