Comments by SchenectadyScott
Posted on April 20 at 4:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Teachers do not get overtime and as I stated do not make over $100,000 in Capital Region. So their pensions in the Capital Region will fall in the low to high 40's and low to high 50's for 30 years of service.......1st...Bill stated it right...this is a job that doesn't work 52 weeks a year...and expect to be paid as such...and 2nd..Proof is in the numbers...http://seethroughny.net/pensions/nys-teach/.........$300,000, $200,000/year pensions....go through the list....we can not afford and drink the Kool Aid that is being forced down our throats with this propaganda....Teacher's salaries and pensions are way out of line...just as the State Workers that they are being compared to....and to get back to this article...who in their right mind though a "work at your own pace" computer program would work with these students at risk...another waste of taxpayers dollars on that one....Today every teacher has an aide...the system is broke as with all public sector jobs bankrupting our cities, states and our nation....nothing knew here..just our elected officials bowing down to the union support and dollars in their campaign chests...it is not the teachers fault for getting all they can..or for that matter any public servant...it is the people allowing this to go on..every election year.
Posted on April 17 at 10:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)
It is all in the wording....They have been saying and using creative wording for years to keep this machine from rolling deeper and deeper down that dark corrupt bankrupt pit.
Posted on April 17 at 7:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Do you think they are listening yet?...Will people keep voting these people that do not listen and keep going their way?...Every thing Paula Gaies has stated is what the problems are and why people have left and are still leaving Schenectady....Paula Gaies, an associate broker with Northeast Group. She left without any such help.
“I think Schenectady is one of the best places to sell homes,” she said. “My problem is taxes and schools. That’s the objections I get.” and Other real estate agents said they were very familiar with Schenectady’s most expensive neighborhood, the GE Realty Plot, which is out of range for most middle-class buyers. But some agents were not familiar with other neighborhoods, and the 90-minute presentation carefully made no mention of which neighborhoods were middle-class destinations. Gaies said that was a good argument. But, she said, a better approach would have been to emphasize why parents should send their middle-class children to a school where half the students cannot read at grade level. That, she said, is the real hurdle.
Posted on April 17 at 7:47 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Did CEO Phillip Morris explain how to get to Star Exemptions as he did....and get away with it?....after he was caught.....how does one get exemptions on two properties and make all that money? hmmmmm....great rep for the HOMES program...
Posted on April 15 at 3:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)
What is funny how anyone can support one party over another in the state of the mess we are in as a country....Both are corrupt and working together for the betterment of themselves...not the people they represent. As we have seen in the latest political scandal in New York State involving many levels of payoffs and deal making between the two parties in discussion.
Posted on April 15 at 10:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Great job by SFD in getting this out quickly and rescuing my neighbor!
Posted on April 12 at 7:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Sounds like they have a good case.
Posted on April 2 at 3:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)
It was a good run.......Now may be we can get a good Not for Profit...to take over the building and make a screaming success as we have seen in the recent years with all the progress of the "Renaissance" of Downtown....I am willing to keep donating to the cause and supporting our leader Ray Gillen and his bloated public salary. The greatest looking two blocks in the whole city!....It is good thing we are pumping money into the Erie project!
Posted on April 2 at 3:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)
It is great to finally see the two parties working together, hand in hand for the common good of the taxpayers they represent. Makes the heart feel good.
Posted on March 24 at 3:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)