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Legislature debate over sale similar to Manor Oak

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March 3, 2013

Less than a decade ago, the on again, off again sale of a nursing home cost Chautauqua County more than $1 million. With recent events, the county could be on the same path....

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Mar-07-13 7:36 AM

Sorry it's taken me so long to post, was sick as a dog for a couple days and never even sat down at my computer.

I never said the employees were leeches, I said the home is leeching money from the taxpayer to provide similar services that are provided elsewhere at a profit, and without the tax subsidy.

As for the others you mention, they ALL need to learn that the tax dollars are not an unlimited resource.

I am not a fan of unions, at least what they have become, but I am dead set again public workers being able to unionize. Unions hold a stong influence on elections, especially at the local levels, and of course they will fight to elect those who will give them the sweetest deal and the taxpayer be damned.

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Mar-04-13 6:47 PM

Is your hatred for public unions limited to CCH workers only, or do you consider cops, fire, teachers, CPS, etc, as being leeches too?


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Mar-04-13 8:52 AM


Oh gee, they are able to turn a small profit, after leeching a few million extra dollars from the taxpayer. Wow aren't they awesome!

As for the "It's one X dollars per person" crowd, following your logic any spending by the county is justified since it's only a few bucks per person for any county spending (except for medicaid)

Taxpayers are tired of being robbered so as to benifit public employees and their unions.

Who are the left going to have pay for all their largess when there are no businesses left in the county and all the wage earners have left?

Liberalism, has the same problem as socialism, eventually you run out of other people's money.

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Mar-03-13 10:26 AM

Perhaps if Manor Oak had paid their taxes we wouldn't have had the problems in this county. How many other private businesses owe taxes and are allowed to slide? If I don't pay my taxes there are consequences. To compare what happened at Manor Oak to CCH is a jumping up and down tantrum. Edwards grow up....we need a leader not a whiner.

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Mar-03-13 10:02 AM

Captain...Well said Captain..Nothing but a scare tactic!!..Somebody find Edwards lollipop someone took from him when he was a kid!!..

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Mar-03-13 9:40 AM

and I hope that you commentor and all those who want the Home sold realize that many Legislators and the County Exec are pretty much saying that the people of this county, you included, aren't worth the $2 a month it would cost the homeowner to keep this safety net going. Pretty sick if you ask me

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Mar-03-13 8:53 AM

Edwards says: "..our seniors who do need skilled nursing are forced out, likely out of the county and into other facilities..."

Yes, I suupose it's POSSIBLE that CCH will close, but this can only happen if Edwards & the CCLeg allow it to. The county's relatively small budget contribution towards CCH's annual operating expenses, coupled with IGT funds, enables CCH to turn a slight profit each yr, which is allegedly noted in the CGR report. The benefits to CCH residents & staff far outweigh the minor county subsidy.

In terms of actual savings, closing CCH would have a miniscule effect with respect to the overall county budget. Stop scaring the residents & threatening the public and start running CCH in the most efficient manner.

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Mar-03-13 8:26 AM

The joke of this is going to be that the Home will go broke and Avi will buy it for pennies. Then he will have no stipulations to running the home but his own. I hope that at that time Cornell and the other legislators can live with that on their conscience.

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