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Old 05-07-2010, 01:11 PM
 
Location: NY
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It'll end when enough people like me get sick of these rediculous taxes and move the heck away!
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:16 PM
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It'll end when enough people like me get sick of these rediculous taxes and move the heck away!
You took the words right out of my mouth!!!
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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^^^
Some of us don't want to run.

We want to stand and fight.

We want reform of out-of-control unions for a start.
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Little Babylon
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When we were buying in the mid 80's the taxes were what shocked us. And that was before the tax shock of 88-89.

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Thats not true.... at all. You think Long Island and taxes and cost of living were so much cheaper thirteen years ago then it is now. Did the cost of living, taxes and home prices jump so drastically that the majority of college grad's will not be afford to buy homes? Well I guess myself and many of my friends must be exceptions to the rule. I guess the neighbors behind me, who are in their late twenties, must have hit the lotto in order to buy their home. Yes it is hard, but it can be done.
How much are you and the other neighbors saving?

How much extra debt are you and they running?

If you lost your job today how long would it be before you burned through all your cash?

What university did you graduate from?

When we were buying in the mid 80's the taxes were what shocked us.
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Strong Island
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When we were buying in the mid 80's the taxes were what shocked us. And that was before the tax shock of 88-89.



How much are you and the other neighbors saving?

How much extra debt are you and they running?

If you lost your job today how long would it be before you burned through all your cash?

What university did you graduate from?

When we were buying in the mid 80's the taxes were what shocked us.

All I am saying is that it's possible. Im a middle class guy who married his high school sweetheart, went to a decent college ( yes I have loans), attended grad school (on my employeers buck), saved and was able to afford a home in a good neighborhood. If I can make it happen, others can as well.
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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^^ Nice. Got in before the boom. I missed it by one year!
Me too!
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:45 PM
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Some of us don't want to run.

We want to stand and fight.

We want reform of out-of-control unions for a start.
I'd rather spend my time living than fighting.
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Centereach
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Thats not true.... at all. You think Long Island and taxes and cost of living were so much cheaper thirteen years ago then it is now. Did the cost of living, taxes and home prices jump so drastically that the majority of college grad's will not be afford to buy homes? Well I guess myself and many of my friends must be exceptions to the rule. I guess the neighbors behind me, who are in their late twenties, must have hit the lotto in order to buy their home. Yes it is hard, but it can be done.

Well MY property taxes doubled and the cost of my house went from $170k to $385k (recently appraised). So, yeah, I'd say the cost increased. If I was right out of college, I'd think twice. Fortunately, we're doing fine now, but I'm looking at how the taxes are increasing exponentially, and I'm looking down the line as to what is to come. It can't be good. When I look at the young couples buying houses you'd better believe that I wonder what they do for a living. My husband and I (both engineers) scraped by when we first started. We got lucky, buying right before the boom.
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:14 PM
 
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All I am saying is that it's possible. Im a middle class guy who married his high school sweetheart, went to a decent college ( yes I have loans), attended grad school (on my employeers buck), saved and was able to afford a home in a good neighborhood. If I can make it happen, others can as well.
And what does your high school sweetheart do? And do you work in NYC or LI?
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Strong Island
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And what does your high school sweetheart do? And do you work in NYC or LI?
We both work in the city, I work in finance she works in advertising.
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