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Old 09-17-2017, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Houston mayor proposes temporary property tax increase to help Harvey relief | CW39 NewsFix

Insane, that the mayor uses the hurricane as an excuse for a huge property tax increase.

Residents are spending money cleaning up their damaged homes because of the neglected infrastructure that made Houston prone to flooding and yet this mayor proposes big tax increases at a time when residents are struggling.

He should be cutting taxes as a thank you for residents who are rebuilding Houston and not punish them like the liberals do with big tax increases.
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Did you even read the article? They need to raise this money to pay for the cleanup which the Federal Government will not cover and yet you think they should decrease it? So where will the money come from?
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Did you even read the article? They need to raise this money to pay for the cleanup which the Federal Government will not cover and yet you think they should decrease it? So where will the money come from?
The Houston Pension Question : Kinder Institute for Urban Research

If they would have not had gold-plated pensions the city would have had the money in reserves for a rainy day.
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:10 PM
 
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Bull ****.

Do you know anything about Houston?

Anybody with half a brain knows this has been in the cards for 50 years.

Ya can't fool Mother Nature, but the developers and their hired hands in city hall and the county courthouse have been successful for the most part.

Good for the mayor. At least his head is not up his behind.
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:12 PM
 
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Another leftist moneygrab. Shocker.
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:14 PM
 
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The problem is that it won't be for just one year. A year from now the story will be "we underestimated the extent of damage". A year later it'll be "we need the money for projects to prevent a recurrence". The tax increase is permanent. Nobody should fool themselves into thinking otherwise.
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:19 PM
 
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Houston leadership has done a terrible job during harvey , they even told thousands of Houston firefighters to stay home during Harvey

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/houston...-harvey-union/

" Thousands of Houston firefighters were told to stay home at the height of Harvey's flooding even as calls for help overwhelmed 911 dispatchers, the president of the city's firefighters union said Friday.

In an interview with CBS Houston affiliate KHOU, Marty Lancton said that the fire department could have done more during the storm.

"I don't want to hear about lack of resources," Lancton said. "Emergencies are something you prepare for. You don't have the answers, but you prepare. In this case, they weren't prepared."

On Sunday, Aug. 27, as fast-rushing water chased people onto their rooftops, about 3,000 firefighters were instructed not to report to work, according to Lancton, an agonizing order for many "
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:22 PM
 
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Those that oppose this temporary tax increase to help offset rebuilding costs should know that most residents of Houston do not want to live in third-world Haitian-like conditions. But of course this requires money. Most of the opposition to this temporary tax increase to pay for the cleanup comes from Trump supporters. This is no surprise. Trump does not believe in paying his bills so why should his supporters be any different?
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:40 PM
 
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Those that oppose this temporary tax increase to help offset rebuilding costs should know that most residents of Houston do not want to live in third-world Haitian-like conditions. But of course this requires money. Most of the opposition to this temporary tax increase to pay for the cleanup comes from Trump supporters. This is no surprise. Trump does not believe in paying his bills so why should his supporters be any different?
Temporary my hind end. Liberals never repeal taxes, they only raise them endlessly so they can buy votes.
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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The Houston Pension Question : Kinder Institute for Urban Research

If they would have not had gold-plated pensions the city would have had the money in reserves for a rainy day.
Like the prior poster indicated next time you start a thread you should read the article. There are no gold plated pensions in Texas, maybe other states but certainly not Texas. They have a pension liability as do many states, equating hurricane relief to pensions is absurd. How much do they need in the rainy day fund $10 billion, large unfunded funds are illegal in most states by the way, you budget what you need.


So who has the gold plated pensions, police, teachers, public works, please share. Ridiculous title and a ridiculous thread, start one on pension liabilities nationwide if you want to be taken seriously.
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