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Home’s last stand?

February 16, 2014

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taxpayercitizen

Feb-19-14 6:19 PM

Thank you Cade. I have reached the conclusion, there is no fighting these looters. They take more of our money to live a very comfortable life. They see nothing wrong with it. It will naturally run its course and implode from within. A scheme like this works great until they run out of other peoples money. People will continue to exit this state in droves. This is not what our great country was founded upon.

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CadeFoster

Feb-19-14 2:01 PM

taxpayer, just FYI, most will click disagree, just because they dislike one post. no reason, no facts will change that. most people are to lazy to look up facts on the net. It to much work, they would rather complain than actually do something like push a few letters on the keyboard to see the true. But again its mostly just what one believes and nothing will change that.

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taxpayercitizen

Feb-19-14 1:50 PM

The profound ignorance on this site is appalling. It speaks volumes about you when you see nothing wrong with Mayor DeBlasio's attack on charter schools, which provide children in the ghetto with a quality education. You people truly are heartless, worse than I thought.

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taxpayercitizen

Feb-19-14 1:34 PM

Not an original thought from the disagrees. Median salary at Dunkirk School 55K. I have not bothered to look at the details. The incremental increase of 1.5% for 4 years, or 6% increase in pension funding would have easily kept the County open. I think the CSEA has a beef with their fellow union employees. Just take a look, the teachers and police unions are so powerful, there has been no sacrafice whatsoever. From my perspective, it looks like CSEA has been left hanging out to dry.

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taxpayercitizen

Feb-19-14 7:18 AM

Disagrees, I think I need to create a list of people and their compensation in the public sector. You should have no problem since you disagree, but don't have the common courtesy to explain why. I think you people in the public sector have become robotic and you appear to be brain dead. Norman C and I had a dialogue and gained an understanding. I truly feel bad for him. I think he is a kind person who deserves better.

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HandyAndy

Feb-18-14 11:53 PM

It's sad to say but our generation has slowly deteriorated to the point that we will sacrifice our own people for the sake of the almighty dollar. What kind of message are we giving to future generations regarding how to treat the elderly, sick or disabled? When do we stop the "me, me, me" mentality and go back to what is truly important? Not dollars but people. Money will come and go throughout a person's lifetime but you cannot put a price tag on a life. People cannot be replaced...money can be. Feelings and a person's sense of self worth rates far higher than anything money could ever buy. The people in the CH shouldn't have to fear what will come tomorrow or the day after..they have paid their way and deserve to live out the remainder of their lives in a little comfort. Leave the CH as it is!

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taxpayercitizen

Feb-18-14 11:20 PM

Someone disagreed with the outrageous public pensions to teachers. This person must think they are fair. An explanation would be nice. How do you defend the indefensible?

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taxpayercitizen

Feb-18-14 10:30 PM

Once again, I wish I could edit. What I meant to say near the end is a 1.5% incremental contribution increase that will be capped after 4 years at 18%. Pretty sweet deal huh. However, these narcissists see nothing wrong. Tax the guy at Wal-Mart and Fieldbrook farms. Are we going back to the caste system? These individuals are treated like mere peasants. The Democratic party has turned into Corruption Inc. They are the saddest bunch in the US I have seen since I have been on this earth.

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taxpayercitizen

Feb-18-14 10:20 PM

DKexpat, think about what I am about to say. Public unions have brought about lawful extortion. Neither of the 2 words belong together. They are incompatible. But, this is where we are. FDR had the foresight to see the moral hazards of public unions we are experiencing today. Kennedy, by executive order allowed collective bargaining in the public sector. As a country, we have been on a continuous downward spiral ever since. The teachers union before the market crash of 2008 was contributing appox 12% of the teachers salary to the pension fund. However, this has been changed to make up for the losses. I believe it was 1.5% contribution was initiated that is capped at 18%. The entire risk has been absorbed by the taxpayer. Frightening.

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taxpayercitizen

Feb-18-14 4:05 PM

I took some of my own advice and looked up public pensions for the City of Dunkirk. I did not do an extensive serch, but found in 2010, the teachers retirement system paid over 4.2 million to 104 retired school teachers. This averages to about 42K per teacher. They pay no state income tax on this money. The highest was around 75K. I didn't bother to explore the police, firefighters and general retirement funds. Personally, this seems like a drain on the system. I guess all us drones are here to satisfy their needs.

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CadeFoster

Feb-18-14 11:44 AM

World record holder Shunpei Yamazaki (Japan), president of Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co. Ltd (Japan), holds a total of 6,314 patents as of 10 March 2011. ------ So Narcissistic Steiner did you aplly for 10, yes countem TEN patents a day since march 2011 ? LOL, you need help.

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CadeFoster

Feb-18-14 11:36 AM

Well stuper Steiner did you catch the numbers or did you miss that too! I should have said days per patent, not patent per day. Thats the good news, Now you can invent someting one day and file for a new patent the next day, then start all over again, and yes you will have to work 7 days a week your entire life to reach you lofty dreams.

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CadeFoster

Feb-18-14 11:10 AM

Narcissict Steiener quote" i have read 2000 books, 10,000 patents." ----laughing my behind off on the lie. SO Stuper you have 10000 patents , so if you are 65 and have 10000 patents, you applied for 1.65 patents a day. How do you have time to impress us with all your baloney when you are so busy inventing the world and applying for patents. LOL!!!!!!

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CadeFoster

Feb-18-14 10:33 AM

Narcissist Steiener brags again..look at me ! --- whoopi do clown. printed and read 20,000 pages off the net. wow i read over 100 pages a day easy and more for the last 10 years and you brag about 20,000 pages,lol.

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joew

Feb-18-14 10:05 AM

On the news this morning Phil the UAW and their allies are calling the decision "racist" and liken VW to Hitler! Can you believe that?

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PhilJulian

Feb-18-14 8:51 AM

When asked why he recently voted against joining the United Auto Workers Union, an employee of the Volkswagon plant in Tennessee said "I saw what happened to Detroit and I don't want it to happen here". Our county home is no different than Detroit. They have simply priced themselves out of business. They might have saved the facility by dissolving the union and re-structuring costs but of course that didn't happen.

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DKexpat

Feb-17-14 10:46 PM

Interesting point raised on another thread that all the other union county employees have been completely silent. Why is that? Do they think people might start taking a closer look at them?

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caregiver

Feb-17-14 9:12 PM

thanks for proving me right steiner!! lol

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NormanC

Feb-17-14 6:07 PM

taxpayercitizen..I am not a monster either, Im fed up with everything in this state too..The priorities are a** backwards..I still stand firm that the CCH,for a few dollars a year,remain in the hands of the people..After all the years we all paid taxes to fund it and take care of our own,I feel like I have been robbed..My money wasted..They are trying to take my Home from me and everyone else in this County..My life has value and I have morals..I am not a number..Politicians are not Gods,nor should think they are..Like I said,God will sort it out someday..Woe to those in high places,the Lord is going to come down on you!!..

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taxpayercitizen

Feb-17-14 1:46 PM

Norman C, we have more in common than we thought. I think we both want what is best for everyone. I am not a monster and I don't believe you are either. When I see government debt and personal debt rising something is wrong. I have a family to support and we have sacraficed an awful lot since we moved here in 1998. People would sell their homes and leave, but no one is buying. I would have to give my home away to unload it.

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NormanC

Feb-17-14 1:24 PM

taxpayercitizen..I never said I support the teachers unions,especially NY City..And I dont support the welfare system either the way it is being run..The welfare system is robbing Medicare/Medicaid and social security using my tax dollars so people who abuse it live better then me..However,a few dollars a year to help the CCH DOES NOT BOTHER ME..$60,OOO a year,now $5,000 more for college courses for prisoners??..Thats 10 months in a Public Nursing Home for one patient!!..Whats going on here!!??..

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taxpayercitizen

Feb-17-14 12:23 PM

Norman C, I have never mentioned Airports and I do not support tax dollars being spent on these concerns. The Teachers Union, you so wholeheartedly support, are attacking the charter schools that have been a raving success in NYC. Children are chosen by a lottery from some of the poorest neighborhoods in New York City to go to these schools. Students who are selected and go to these charter schools score in the upper 5% of all students in the city. DeBlasio's first order of business is to abolish these charter schools, slamming the door shut on the only opportunity these children will have of escaping their surroundings. DeBlasio wants the charters to pay rent on abandoned buildings that were formerly public schools. Shameful and Disgraceful.

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NormanC

Feb-17-14 10:34 AM

This is how Politicians play God...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to provide college classes in New York prisons, saying a college degree will reduce the likelihood an inmate will return to a life of crime when released. The program will offer associate and bachelor degree education at 10 prisons, one in each region of the state. Cuomo announced the program at a church service for the New York Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators conference Sunday morning alongside New York City mayor Bill de Blasio.

According to a Cuomo press release, New York currently spends $60,000 per year on each prisoner, and it will cost approximately $5,000 per year to educate an inmate. It did not specify the cost of the overall program.

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NormanC

Feb-17-14 10:25 AM

taxpayercitizen..Im playing God??..I dont think so..The Legislators who want the CCH sold are the God players..They care not about our most vulnerable and what will happen to them..You mention about keeping what is rightfully yours..Well the CCH is rightfully mine and all who live in this County,paid for by my tax dollars..Paid for by the past,current and future residents at the CCH..Paid for by the union people you despise..Whos looting who here??..All the tax money I helped to fund the Home thru the years are being piissed away??..Now it will not be there if i want to use it someday??..Give me back my money!!..Give me back my money i paid to fund 2 useless Airports!!..Airports over the most vulnerable..Give me a break..

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Steiner

Feb-17-14 9:54 AM

Now i dont like my mother. wow. even my mother said it was a mans world. they do all the hard labor. In her day, they worked in the steel mills. look around caregiver. it is a all men doing the hardest of things.melanies article reminds m f the constant complaininng women do today. They dont have enough hollywood roles. see judeyes posts, all liberal complainig. i cannot understand why the women dont even try to imitate a succesful mans life. they could start with the robber barrons. These guys lowered prices and increased profits at the same time.even ida tarbell missed this. all feminists miss this. they want the govt to give them everything. funny thing,thats how it worked in nazi germany. the govt did give them plunder from the war. thats why hitler as supported at home in the face of such genocide. everyone got a piece of the take.

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