End the property tax nightmare!

August 30, 2011

Filed under: Updates — gioia @ 9:46 pm

Albany specialty= JUNK LEGISLATION

As if we didn’t have enough trouble already, Albany did one of their sleight of hand pretend relief bills to shut up all the people clamoring for property tax reform. It’s called the tax levy cap and it rhymes with……mishap…J and the other word too.

By this time the junk legislation tax levy cap has made its entrance onto the stage of real life and what a DOG it is!

First of all your property taxes are still going up (helter-skelter) –no relief and NO clarity.

 Secondly the formulae involved-including bits of pensions being allowed over the 2% cap…go figureL…are sure to drive local government officials nuts.

These elected officials are grappling with unfunded mandates from the state which eat up all their meager revenue, impenetrable property tax rules, and now the junkiest of junk legislation, the tax levy cap

…and NO… one size does NOT fit all…each local government will be coping with all the garbage the state carelessly passes along to local officials who actually provide services and actually have lean budgets already…unlike the wastrels in Albany coddling the mega rich at every turn..

Let’s nail Albany this time. The Cap is just one piece of junk legislation too many.



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  1. I am trying to find out if there is anything anywhere to help people who cannot afford school taxes. I have no income and have not been able to find a job for a few years now. I receive assistance like HEAP, Medicaid and special help with some house problems. It is ridiculous, to put it mildly, that someone in my situation has to risk losing my house or not eating because I am being forced to pay for other people’s kids to go to school. It is grossly unfair, if not almost criminal that I should have to additionally contribute to pay for a grossly overpaid superintendent and his Cadillac Escalade that the town of Windsor, New York gives him from tax payers money. I do not have, and never have had kids. So why should I be harassed and abused like this? I believe taxes should be based on how many kids people have and not on property value or possibly the combination of the two, but having no kids would waive any school taxes. There can’t be that many people like me in any district, where it would have much effect on the tax pool. The people that have kids should make up the small difference. This would be fair and appropriate.

    At least when they had the STAR rebate in effect, it would help a little. If nothing else they should bring that back for people like me that have no kids, that have no income and who are on assistance.

    Is there anything that anyone has heard of that people can apply for to get help with, a reduction of, or forgiveness of school taxes?

    Please respond.

    Thank you!


    Comment by Camel — September 19, 2011 @ 8:49 am

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