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Old 03-05-2009, 12:09 PM
 
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Nassau sales tax revenue plummets -- Newsday.com (http://www.newsday.com/news/local/nassau/ny-ponass0306,0,6590438.story - broken link)

The county legislature has already approved a 2.5 percent sales tax on home heating fuel that would generate $18 million this year, and other budget-balancing measures are under consideration.


I must have missed this, but boy, we are getting hosed everywhere. Sales tax revenue down so kill us on something we have to purchase. Sigh.
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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Nassau sales tax revenue plummets -- Newsday.com (http://www.newsday.com/news/local/nassau/ny-ponass0306,0,6590438.story - broken link)

The county legislature has already approved a 2.5 percent sales tax on home heating fuel that would generate $18 million this year, and other budget-balancing measures are under consideration.


I must have missed this, but boy, we are getting hosed everywhere. Sales tax revenue down so kill us on something we have to purchase. Sigh.

A totally regressive tax, also.
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Miller Place NY
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Home/Energy Assistance

http://www.nyscaaonline.org/HelpingH...Assistance.pdf
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Island of long
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Suffolk County will be next!
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Miller Place NY
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What Obama's Cap-And-Trade Plan Will Cost You - Capital Commerce (usnews.com)
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Miller Place NY
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Suffolk County Government - Home Heating Price Survey (http://www.co.suffolk.ny.us/Home/Departments/countyexec/consumeraffairs/Home%20Heating%20Price%20Survey.aspx - broken link)
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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That is cruel IMO. Heating a home is a NECESSITY and fuel to do so should not be taxed.

Next they will have a sales tax on gas, kerosene, coal, fuel pellets, wood, tree trimmings, old newspapers and books and anything else someone can burn to stay warm!

I wonder if Suffolk will do a "monkey see monkey do" and copy this tax. I hope not for all in Suffolk!
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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I think Suffolk County already has a 2.5% tax on heating oil. I've only been purchasing heating oil COD since August 2008, but the company I have been using has pricing for Nassau and pricing for Suffolk (Nassau price + 2.5% tax).
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Westbury,NY
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They should be raising taxes on the RICH snobs in East Hills and Roslyn. Would you believe I saw 20 hummers today? These ppl aren't suffering in the slightest.
I sure miss the days when the center of power in this county was in the Merricks and the Town of Hempstead. Now Roslyn and North Hempstead run the show.
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Miller Place NY
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They should be raising taxes on the RICH snobs in East Hills and Roslyn. Would you believe I saw 20 hummers today? These ppl aren't suffering in the slightest.
I sure miss the days when the center of power in this county was in the Merricks and the Town of Hempstead. Now Roslyn and North Hempstead run the show.

Demonizing people because they are rich, has, AGAIN, made a popular sport, and BOOGEY MAN, for everything from our general economic woes, and acne.

But is it a REAL representation of The Problem ?

Or is it a canard, a "distraction", exploited by those, who wish you to be Dependent Upon Them ?

Think about it.
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