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Old 11-12-2008, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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OK what is FTL?
FTL...

For The Loss
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Old 11-12-2008, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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OK. Great. What corruption are you talking about? I'm not saying that it doesn't exist, i'm just wondering what corruption on the state level is making your taxes so high?

I lived and worked in NJ as an adult for 8 years and I never thought the state income tax to be exceptionally high when compared to any of the other states i've lived in. In fact, it's pretty much middle of the pack. Especially when you consider the level of service you get in NJ compared to those other places.

Even at 7% the sales tax is pretty standard for metropolitan areas all over the country.

The taxes that are high are the property taxes. In most towns half of that money is going to your school district. The other half gets split between your town and your county. That has nothing to do with the State.

You could always opt for crappy schools.

Or you could pay attention to what the last 3 governors have been saying and vote for municipal consolidation.

Or you could stop pushing the sprawl paradigm. More people using fixed infrastructure and services means a lower cost per person.
Sure, come on out to Hoboken where the average property tax bill on a 1 bed condo is 6K/year. Atrocious schools, corruption as far as the eye can see, and terrible roads.

The only way to bring this three ring circus to a halt is to consolidate, but that will never happen.
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Old 11-12-2008, 02:06 PM
 
Location: North Jersey
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Sure, come on out to Hoboken where the average property tax bill on a 1 bed condo is 6K/year. Atrocious schools, corruption as far as the eye can see, and terrible roads.

The only way to bring this three ring circus to a halt is to consolidate, but that will never happen.
don't forget that party some of the Hoboken cops gave themselves on the pretense of helping after Katrina....what ever happened to that dopey captain anyway????
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Old 11-12-2008, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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From Hoboken 411...

"For this (and the national embarrassment that went along with it) Chief LaBruno will be allowed to retire with a one-time payment of up to $375,000 for unused sick pay and 1 $150,000 contract termination fee, plus an estimated $148,000 annual pension and benefits for life. At 59 years old LaBruno could get millions of dollars out of the deal even though the city’s own report appears to show what could be an abuse of the Chief’s position that at best deserves further investigation by an outside agency such as the State Attorney General or U.S. Attorney’s office. If LaBruno were charged and convicted of a crime he could lose the multi-million dollar pension and settlement payments".

Yep, makes sense to me. Carry on.
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Old 11-12-2008, 02:19 PM
 
Location: North Jersey
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From Hoboken 411...

"For this (and the national embarrassment that went along with it) Chief LaBruno will be allowed to retire with a one-time payment of up to $375,000 for unused sick pay and 1 $150,000 contract termination fee, plus an estimated $148,000 annual pension and benefits for life. At 59 years old LaBruno could get millions of dollars out of the deal even though the city’s own report appears to show what could be an abuse of the Chief’s position that at best deserves further investigation by an outside agency such as the State Attorney General or U.S. Attorney’s office. If LaBruno were charged and convicted of a crime he could lose the multi-million dollar pension and settlement payments".

Yep, makes sense to me. Carry on.
Unbelievable!!! he has got to be the stupidest person ever..who allows photos of their shennanigans to be taken
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Old 11-12-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Ocean County
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From Hoboken 411...

"For this (and the national embarrassment that went along with it) Chief LaBruno will be allowed to retire with a one-time payment of up to $375,000 for unused sick pay and 1 $150,000 contract termination fee, plus an estimated $148,000 annual pension and benefits for life. At 59 years old LaBruno could get millions of dollars out of the deal even though the city’s own report appears to show what could be an abuse of the Chief’s position that at best deserves further investigation by an outside agency such as the State Attorney General or U.S. Attorney’s office. If LaBruno were charged and convicted of a crime he could lose the multi-million dollar pension and settlement payments".

Yep, makes sense to me. Carry on.
Can I go to Hooters and be punished like this forever.
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