SO WE LEARNED TODAY -11/10 –that Deficit Reduction is a WORK IN PROGRESS….
……and PROPERTY TAXES that are destroying whole communities don’t even rate a footnote in the deliberations…
While we wait for the Albany mills to grind slowly (the rest of the quote doesn’t apply. They just grind slowly…period) let me shout out at the pols that their inaction on property tax relief has driven families to the brink of disaster…people around the state are waiting to see whether they’ll lose their homes to confiscatory property taxes; Newburgh –just one example of a city in big trouble-needs an unthinkable 83% property tax increase just to stay viable; foreclosures are up dramatically; and it appears no one on the public payroll meeting in Albany today even SUGGESTED EMERGENCY measures to stem the destruction. What are these people thinking!!
In the eyes of our public officials… Making the books look good takes precedence over making good on promises to do something about extortionate property taxes… That’s NOT OKAY Albany!