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September 2, 2009

Filed under: Updates — gioia @ 12:42 pm

 

 

VOICES FROM THE TRENCHES…….

 

 

Don’t hold back Gene…let us know how you really feel J

 

 

Cortland County is going to the dogs. We are short at least $1 million in estimated sales tax revenue this year, and must contribute a 75% increase in pension money to the state for 2010, then 50% more pension contribution in 2011. Our chairman is talking about a 1% sales tax increase and a “large” property tax increase for 2010. (Add more gas to the fire, we didn’t add enough last year.) He barely mentions cuts in personnel or programs. We are supposed to be working with an austerity budget but these myopic government at-any-cost people keep spending and hiring. I’ll bet they don’t balance their household budgets with as much abandon as they balance the public budget. The county is also foreclosing on more tax delinquent property than at any time in the past twenty years.

This year our property taxes increased by 15%. I wouldn’t be surprised if these county reps do it again for 2010. North Carolina is looking better and better. It’s amazing how much apathy we have in this county. Most people here are like cows, part of the dairy herd, munching grass with heads lowered. We called a taxpayer meeting in June to discuss next year’s county budget and only 12 people showed up. There are 40,000 people in this county. Most moo and pay taxes while county legislators steal their milk and get reelected.

Why am I taking about milk and cows and taxes? It’s apple picking time. Crunch!

Gene

 

…..and a hard truth from Bill in Cayuga

This is your bill – Only as long as you pay your property taxes.
Remember – YOU NEVER OWN YOUR HOME. You only own it as long as you continue paying your “rent” to your local government.
That rent is called TAXES. Even if you have no mortgage you still have to pay it.

…ALBANY STRIKES AGAIN…

……..and to add insult to injury, it has been reported to me that the NYS Senate spent 29.2 million bucks on staff from the beginning of April until mid August……..and that’s pretty much the same as usual no matter who’s in charge…

…and what do you want to bet that they will try to cut everything but their own luxurious habits when they return…and your property taxes will be made to take up the slack…

ONE MORE CHANCE BOYS & GALS OF THE ALBANY HOUSE OF HORRORS…PROPERTY TAX REFORM OR AN ELECTORAL STAKE THROUGH THE HEART…

 

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