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Old 03-15-2012, 08:33 PM
Location: Long Island
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Originally Posted by Marcus123 View Post
It's simple, our taxes are so high because most politicians only care about getting re-elected! Couple days ago I wittenesed to people out side my local grocery dumping out cola bottles they had just bought with their benifits card so they would have money to go back in and buy cigs! It kills me to stand in line with a little basket of groceries only to wait for some lazy slob checking out a heaping cart of steaks and name brand groceries they bought off my tax money. I am all about people getting a little help when they need it but it has become a job for the majority of these people. Generation after generation of welefare is killing us in NYS! And what does our state officials do, they give them cell phones and buy them cars! Wow! I own a small business and seems like every day NYS is hitting us with another "fee" of some sort to help fuel this maddness. Makes me sad that I am learning to hate this once great state. It is out of control.
A good part of the election support for politicians has been from unions, many have been happy for their support in their campaigns. Medicare and Medicaid have also been a problem but pale by comparison to public pensions, when Sheldon Silver votes for pension reform you know things have gottent out of hand.
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