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Downtown Schenectady property tax deals don’t please everyone

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When Pat Zollinger looks at downtown Schenectady, she sees a block of beautiful buildings filled with businesses making money. She also sees a problem. Many of these buildings are tax exempt, and she cites this as a reason taxes are so high for Schenectady property owners. “People ought to know what is going on downtown. We have the largest tax burden in the Capital Region, but not everyone has a large tax burden. There are ...

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February 20, 2011
5:21 a.m.

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It is called socialist communism. We are becoming more like China than China.

February 20, 2011
9:21 a.m.

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As suggested by Mgrittith....Once upon a time in a land called schenectady. Was a thriving company called GE. With 38,000 employees strong and the citizens of schenectady prospering. A phenomenom occurred called greed sometime in the 60's. The union and the local politicians squeezed the company so much that it had no other choice but to re-locate most of their manufacturing in other parts of the country. I don't know exactly how many people are employed there now but I would guess less 5,000. Now across this great land called the USA this problem has occurred throughout,driving jobs and money out of our country. Its people like you that caused this problem with the tax,tax,tax mentality.

February 20, 2011
12:28 p.m.

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Nice story about DT. why don't you ask Ms. Zollenger about her $85,000 per year salary that we the tax payers are paying her to work for the Thruway Authority? If she becomes a City Councilperson, that over $100,00 per year Ms. Taxpayer Concern Zollenger would be making on our dime!!! Will she donate her salary, or take the 20% cut she asks of others. Two-face talking! Typical candidate, speaks at both ends.