GOVERNOR PATERSON HAS ISSUED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER
IT RECOGNIZES THE STATE HAS BEEN CARELESSLY TELLING SCHOOLS AND LOCALITIES AND COUNTIES TO ADD TO THEIR MANDATES WITHOUT SENDING ANY MONEY…The state has been saying:
PAY FOR MORE SERVICES!…GIVE MORE USELESS, EXPENSIVE TESTS TO OVERTESTED SCHOOL CHILDREN!….DO THIS AND THAT!… AND BY THE WAY YOU’LL HAVE TO RAISE PROPERTY TAXES TO PAY FOR IT BECAUSE WE CERTAINLY CAN’T SPARE ANY MONEY FROM OUR PET PROJECTS.
The Governor has begun the process which will hopefully slow down those unfunded mandates…and maybe even stop them at some time in the future.
Good marks for executive order 17.
Governor, now that you are beginning to pile up sandbags to maybe slow down future floods of property tax increases due to unfunded mandates somewhat, how about sending in the boats and helicopters to save the people already drowning in property tax debt… too many homes have already been swept away……
Albany’s past excesses, neglect, and callous disregard of an economically destructive tax can’t be paid back with an IOU…the bill has arrived, Albany..pay up!
Call every senator you can! (Don’t ask me what to call them, wise guy. You know what I mean.)
Tell your email list to do the same!
Tell the senators you want them to co-sponsor S4239. That’s the bill that will save people’s homes and it is the ‘beginning of the end’ of the terribly conceived, constructed, and administered property tax.
No one in a democracy can justify the fact that people are paying 20%, 40%, or 50% of their income in property taxes to keep their homes from being taken from them.
If the senators say they don’t have the money to relieve the suffering of homeowners and renters you say:
Where do you think I’m going to get the money to ransom my house from the state every single year and still have money to care for my family?
Ask them how long they have been in government. Ask how many choices they have made and how many billions they have spent….on everything BUT prop. tax reform.
Ask why they have shifted the cost of education, Medicaid and other services onto the backs of property taxpayers instead of paying for them with state funds as they are obligated to do.
Ask why other states manage to pay for their obligations.
Ask why NYS spent over 130 billion just this year and will still squeeze the life out of homeowners and renters even more than last year.
Republican or Democrat or Independent ..fight to keep your home.
Log on to http:// www.omnibustaxsolution.org/ . Call as many senators as you can.
Omnibus Consortium members made plans to begin meeting with Assembly members.
Started planning a ‘tutorial’ to explain the” ins and outs” of property tax reform and relief and the merits of different bills and “What the heck is a circuit breaker?” kinds of questions.
Naturally the Guru of good government , the Father of Fiscal Equity, the Maestro of tax math, Frank Mauro, will be the tutor. It’s a work in progress; keep tuned in.
Facts in the hands of voters can straighten a legislator’s spine faster than any medical procedure.
..and more later.
Call Albany…and then call again.
Goodnight… and try not to have TAXNIGHTMARES……..