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Would an increase in the Saratoga County sales tax from 7 percent to 8 percent change your shopping habits in that county?

Yes, I would spend more in surrounding counties that are already at 8 percent 46% 114 votes
No, I would spend just as much in Saratoga County 53% 129 votes
Total Votes: 243

Note: This is not a scientific poll.

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November 14, 2011
4:36 p.m.

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wmarincic ( wmarincic ) says...

Must be Democrats running the show in Saratoga now.

November 15, 2011
9:02 a.m.

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LeTendre ( LeTendre ) says...

Sorry "wmarincic" the Republicans are still in charge, or as you put it "run the show", in Saratoga County. A brief read of today's Gazette would have given you that information.

November 15, 2011
noon

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wmarincic ( wmarincic ) says...

You made my point, Saratoga property and sales tax is so low BECAUSE republicans are running the show. Only $2.15 per thousand not bad and a 7% sales tax to boot. I wish Schenectady taxes were that low but we have had democrats running the show here for far too long.

November 15, 2011
4:33 p.m.

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gina99 ( gina99 ) says...

Even if this passes Schenectady County with its new 14-1 Democratic majority will have the highest sales taxes. Just like highest property taxes. Democrats don't care if its regressive. They slam everyone to the wall.

November 15, 2011
4:39 p.m.

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Sparkys_Dad ( Sparkys_Dad ) says...

We keep giving away the store (Global Foundries tax breaks etc) and you wonder why are taxes keep going up?

November 16, 2011
4:09 a.m.

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SchenectadyScott ( SchenectadyScott ) says...

This is how Communism works....One party...no checks an d balances...no accountability...to get a job...you have to belong to the party...and not just one job...two, three or four jobs...Keep drinking that kool aide you are going to die...Teams in politics don't work...they create stagnation and disease...

November 16, 2011
10:09 a.m.

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tonijean613 ( tonijean613 ) says...

I imagine the Poll is fairly accurate- why would people in the richest county in the area drive out of there way to save 1%? Also, the price of gas is no incentive either. Hopefully, more will shop closer to home and cut down on wasteful driving and wasteful pollution. Maybe gas prices will drop because of it...hey ya never know- especially with all those SUV's....

November 17, 2011
2:16 a.m.

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2RIGBY4 ( 2RIGBY4 ) says...

Wonder what the psyche. impact will be when sales tax reaches the 10% plateau and total payroll deductions rise to 40% of your paycheck. Am sure the "think tanks" are working on this. That being said we don't mind leaving Sch'dy and spending our money there. More activities and hardly any shootings/murders to be of concern.

November 18, 2011
1:34 p.m.

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robbump ( robbump ) says...

I have to agree with tonijeano13. Sales taxes would be level throughout the area if Saratoga raised it to 8% total. Even if I were purchasing a $1000 appliance, would I drive to Saratoga County just to save $10. NO WAY! Even if I considered my time only worth minimum wage, it would be a loss ... not even considering the wear and tear on my car (approx $10 for 20mi r/t). I would be a fool to consider it.

November 18, 2011
10 p.m.

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cfield ( cfield ) says...

While we're at it why don't we raise the the bottle deposit to 10 cents. This way more bottles would be returned and it would help our environment.And the state would still come up a winner with the revenue.

 

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