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Old 05-24-2009, 07:38 AM
 
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Default Just a thought

A thought came to me while answering another thread. While it might need refinement, here it goes....

New jersey is virtually bankrupt (this is not news). How about selling some of our park lands.

Consider, New Jersey owns a number of multi thousand acre parks in south Jersey that are barely used at all.

A sale of land would provide money to the treasury that would not need to be repaid (like bonds).

The land would be sold to developers. The sale would provide living space for people.

Taxes would be collected on the developed properties.

Jobs would be provided to the construction workers, road builders, along with all others in the service industries.

Business of all types would open up to service what would in effect be a "new city". (Food stores, clothing, furniture, etc.).

Certainly not a perfect solution, but consider, people are taxed to the "MAX", there is no more. Personally, they have already bled me white. At least this way, I am not leaving a failed financial legacy to the next generation, one that will likely not be able to be repaid.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:42 AM
 
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Your idea is graded a big fat F.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:52 AM
 
Location: new jersey
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Your idea is graded a big fat F.
i'm with you! delete our already depleted natural resources, make the state more crowded, and take away needed habitats for so many of our wildlife. not a great idea in my opinion.
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:31 AM
 
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Yeah, because there's soooo much development going on right now, and they really need more land.....
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:58 AM
 
Location: NJ
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While it might need refinement, here it goes....

Consider, New Jersey owns a number of multi thousand acre parks in south Jersey that are barely used at all.

A sale of land would provide money to the treasury that would not need to be repaid (like bonds).

The land would be sold to developers. The sale would provide living space for people.
Specifically which ones in South Jersey?
The Pine Lands most likely can't be built on due to being too wet.

Not in favor of it anyway due to too much building in South Jersey.
Any clue how many new homes there are going in?
A lot.

Trim the fat. They need to start there.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:37 AM
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Location: Florida
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Your idea is graded a big fat F.
I agree.

It would bring up population (IF the areas were actually inhabited) - possibly cost of living (demand would increase with population), and most likely...the favorite of New Jerseyans...TAXES .

Not to mention, NJ has some absolutely beautiful parks that make a wonderful retreat from the nitty gritty or the suburbs. I'm a big fan/advocate of nature, so I'm opposed to it pretty much anyway...but taking the other factors into account, even moreso.
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Old 05-24-2009, 05:31 PM
 
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Finding a new source of money to dump into NJ's political coffers is like finding a new source of crack to give to a crackhead.

NJ's financial mess isn't due to a lack of incoming funds by any stretch of the imagination.
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Old 05-24-2009, 05:47 PM
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Please leave alone the few parts of NJ that aren't developed. Think about the innocent animals. I am sure they aren't looking for "development."
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Please leave alone the few parts of NJ that aren't developed. Think about the innocent animals. I am sure they aren't looking for "development."
Good point. In the last week I've had a 27 inch snake in my basement, toads in my garden, baby rabbits, deer, turkeys. The animals are going nuts because the builder is moving back further in the community. They have no where to go.
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:16 PM
 
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Uhm, NO. If NJ gets much more crowded we're going to sink into the ocean.....
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