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Old 12-13-2009, 02:45 AM
 
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"Facing big unfunded pension liabilities for city workers, Pittsburgh is proposing what appears to be a one-of-a-kind 1% tuition tax on local university and college students, who claim the tax is illegal and unfair.".......

Pittsburgh Pushes Tax on College Students - WSJ.com
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Over There
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"Facing big unfunded pension liabilities for city workers, Pittsburgh is proposing what appears to be a one-of-a-kind 1% tuition tax on local university and college students, who claim the tax is illegal and unfair.".......

Pittsburgh Pushes Tax on College Students - WSJ.com

Interesting title.

So you just ASSume that they are "rightwingers" because they don't want to pay MORE then they already do. Huh didn't know that made you a greedy rightwinger.

I would like to know why the city does not have this money, where did it go? Did the city mishandle it and now they want the students to make up for it?

Sounds like typical left winger economics in play here. Waste money then tax the people to fix the mishandling.
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:57 AM
 
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"Facing big unfunded pension liabilities for city workers, Pittsburgh is proposing what appears to be a one-of-a-kind 1% tuition tax on local university and college students, who claim the tax is illegal and unfair.".......

Pittsburgh Pushes Tax on College Students - WSJ.com
As someone who used to live in Pittsburgh, I can assure you that there isnt a chance in hell the students there are right wingers. The region has been under Democratic control for nearly 75 years.
Ruling Pittsburgh
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Interesting title.

So you just ASSume that they are "rightwingers" because they don't want to pay MORE then they already do. Huh didn't know that made you a greedy rightwinger.

I would like to know why the city does not have this money, where did it go? Did the city mishandle it and now they want the students to make up for it?

Sounds like typical left winger economics in play here. Waste money then tax the people to fix the mishandling.
Yep, I guess he/she thinks all the students in Ca are right wingers as well cause they are raising HELL over the increase in tuition for next year..

NIta
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I don't think raising tuition is a RW/LW issue for the students.

From what I read on the Pgh forum, Pittsburgh is in a financial mess.
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:06 AM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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"Facing big unfunded pension liabilities for city workers, Pittsburgh is proposing what appears to be a one-of-a-kind 1% tuition tax on local university and college students, who claim the tax is illegal and unfair.".......

Pittsburgh Pushes Tax on College Students - WSJ.com
There is tons of left-winger protesting going on within the California UC (University of California) system because of tuition increases. Seriously, this isn't a left vs right issue. The point is why would you stick college students who are least able to afford an increase with the tax for retiree's pension? Isn't this taking money from the poor to fund those who are more well-off as the retirees are in the peak of their careers?
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Hoboken
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Well of course Doc is right. Aren't we told it is a patriotic duty to pay taxes. These must be right wing tea partiers, only the right wing would object to paying more taxes. Greedy bas****s!
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Pittsburgh needs to get its financial house in order.
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:13 AM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Other college towns in PA are now looking at Pittsburgh to see if it will be enacted, and is legal, with plans to enact it also.
Personally I think it's a crock. Back in the 70s the town in PA where I went to college tried to force the students to pay the occupation tax. It didn't go anywhere then.
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:17 AM
 
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The "rightwingers" title is just silly. Sort of de-credits the issue at hand if you ask me.

I read the article and it never ceases to amaze me how often politicians pull out the "police, fire, teachers" card. Those services are paid for via other taxes. University students shouldn't have to bear the additional burden for those services.

I'd be pissed too if i were them.
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