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Old 01-23-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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New Yorkers pay the highest property taxes in America.
New York property taxes are 78% higher than the national average.

New York schools outside of New York City spend more per student
than any state in the nation – an estimated $18,768 in 2008-09.
New York’s per student spending is more than 50 percent above the
national average.

The New York State Commission on Property Tax Relief recently
released their final report with recommendations on how to fix this.
It is an excellent report that is very interesting reading. You can read it here.

Read the report and spread the word. New York needs to start implementing these changes now.
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Buffalo-Rochester
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New Yorkers pay the highest property taxes in America.
New York property taxes are 78% higher than the national average.

New York schools outside of New York City spend more per student
than any state in the nation – an estimated $18,768 in 2008-09.
New York’s per student spending is more than 50 percent above the
national average.

The New York State Commission on Property Tax Relief recently
released their final report with recommendations on how to fix this.
It is an excellent report that is very interesting reading. You can read it here.

Read the report and spread the word. New York needs to start implementing these changes now.
John I think you missed a thread.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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John I think you missed a thread.
Right?! he posted all over the New York thread. Why?
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:12 PM
 
Location: between here and there
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Right?! he posted all over the New York thread. Why?
Maybe because if enough NYers start standing up to this atrocious mess of being the most saddled tax payers IN THE NATION, Albany will wake up and do something about it

Otherwise, our next title will be "the state with the highest number of people exiting it's borders"....

Tom Golisano of Rochester (billionaire Paychex founder) has started a movement in this direction and you can join and fight with him....

NYC has milked the rest of the state dry and it needs to stop....
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:28 PM
 
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There needs to be more consolidation of services for one. We have so many fire, police, school and water districts that probably should be consolidated with a nearby district that it's not funny. I think infrastructure is another reason. With NYC, you have a densely populated city of over 8 million that requires a lot of maintenance. Then you have the issue in terms of weather, where you have to pay taxes for services like snow removal. With all of this said, I think consolidation of many districts and services would help bring taxes down quite a bit, most likely.
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:56 PM
 
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One word: Medicaid
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:55 PM
 
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The best welfare in the country. That includes medicaid and goberment benefits to "our" employees and representatives.
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I missed this thread when I posted a similar thread yesterday in the NYC forum.

When it comes to government jobs I have seen time and time again degenerates I know say "instead of going to college you should have done taken a civil service exam and gotten a gov't job" (not everyone in gov't is a degenerate).

When I see many of the people in these gov't jobs (DMV, MTA, PO) I wonder if many of these people making GOOD salaries could make the same money in the private sector. I don't think so. We as taxpayers are paying people good money and benefits that would otherwise be working low wage jobs.

NY'ers need to fight for more funds from DC, but they should also demand that their gov't not be looked at as the goose that laid the golden egg when it comes to jobs.
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