Comments by geneshan2
Posted on November 5 at 8:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Sorry...that $5 was actually $5 million
Posted on November 5 at 7:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)
There has to be a better formula for campaign financing that all can agree on. I can't believe the money spent on this election. For crying out loud, the local senate race spent $5 between them. The way it is, those with the most money have the best chance of a win. There needs to be some sort of equality of spending......and then term limits.
Posted on October 24 at 8:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Children, children, let's play nice. :-}
Posted on October 21 at 12:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Whatever it takes to get the lenders lending again!
Posted on August 21 at 10:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Yup, New York is a place where our differences are celebrated, according to Governor Cuomo, UNLESS you happen to be a Republican, a Conservative, or disagree with his policies....
Posted on August 8 at 3:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Is there ANYONE without dirt in their closet?
Posted on July 30 at 3:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I have to question WHY the bidders for the 4 new casino venues have to reserve 2% of their slot revenue to protect the Racino purses......This is ALL private enterprise, why do they get to enjoy profit protection from competition? My small business has new competition on a regular basis....I'm on my own, as they should be!
Posted on July 15 at 9:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Shouldn't our tax dollars be spent with a NYS company?
Posted on July 5 at 8:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I have to agree with much of what you have to say, but the fact remains that the Town needs revenue to survive. The residential homes carry the largest property tax burden of any town in the county and we have NO town tax. One main reason for that is the number of ag exemptions allowed on farm properties. No stones being thrown here, farming is a profession most of us would never want to tackle because of the hours alone and tax concessions are warranted, but it is what it is. If we want to maintain our rural atmosphere we need some tax paying entities. The casino, as planned, will not encroach on the town more than a few hundred yards down Rt.30. If there is some commercial development, good for us. I would love to see a market that offered better pricing than the convenience stores, and housing at the site and a hotel will help with our sales tax revenue.
There's an often used comment "take a chance, Columbus did" that comes into play here. If we do nothing, we get nothing. If we do something, maybe we'll get something. We can and will control any future projects because we DO want to protect what we have, but we have to look to the possibilities at hand. Our Industrial Parks will, in short time, be generating tax revenue. The problem is that that revenue will be bound for the county because we have no town tax (which is what I hope continues) so the trickle down from this revenue to the town will be minumul. We need our own sources of revenue.
Posted on June 28 at 8:05 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I sure wish I could require a cut of any new competitor to my business. What makes these people any more "special" in that they can be guaranteed their business wouldn't be hurt when a new player (no pun intended) enters their market?