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NRG doesn't even furnish electricity for this city. Hasn't in yearssssss. So..... Why as a business would you even pay to keep this place open that's obviously not even needed. Sorry that you won't get there tax money Dunkirk, but its time to figure something else out. Maybe quit paying 36 police officers in a tiny town like Dunkirk $80,000 per year for speeding ticket and parking enforcement. Cut 15 police officers and 20 teachers there is your 42 million. Bye Bye National Grid.
72% of this poll say no, what does that tell you about people think of about how much good this ploy will accomplish
HADENOUGH = we can agree that there is a lot of subsidized housing in the city but that'a not the cause of our problems - it is the result of our problems. We have lost about 1/3 of our population in my lifetime and that factor has driven down the price of houses. You can buy a two family home in the city for $30=50 thousand dollars. Rent both units and take in $10-12,000 per year, write off the cost of the property on your federal tax return and you have an excellent return on investment. So, you see at the root of our decay is the loss of population. We are lacking in private sector investment resulting from a hostile business environment. As I have said many times in the past what we desperately need is leaders with brains who understand the impact of excessive government and excessive taxation.
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You already have the organ grinder and the monkey.....Dolce and Neratko.
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answer this JM and you have your answer, would you risk alienation from either side by sending a spokesperson, now we could see The Donald helicoptering in film crew and all, after all Trump loves drama.
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Phil, Phil, Phil. Now sorry for the wrong monetary value but you know that there are always cost overruns. Now there are quite a few homes in the city that have absentee land lords who could care less how their property looks. I am not saying that every landlord is bad but you yourself know there are. They take in people who as long as they pay rent are left alone. Also there is a lot of section 8 housing that is being rented and the government is subsiding there rentals. Also the government subsidizes their utility bills. Now we both know who really subsidizes the difference. We do every April 15th. The city has not been getting electricity from NRG in decades. That is why the transmission line charge is so steep. We can only plan on digging deeper into our pockets to make up the difference. And with Obama care now the law look what it is going to cost say a family of four to be insured. The city need to start down sizing the work force instead of hiring.
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tear it down and put up a hot dog stand, we ask: does that come with or without the organ grinder and monkey?
shut it down, it is of no value and its power is not required. the plant needs to be torn down and then stick a hot dog stand in there.
would think that with any event to draw a crowd, the acts or performers would have been announced already, "and also in attendance " why we at it will the anti power up folks be present, if so then maybe it will be a riot not a rally , talk about media exposer and u-tube possibilities, entertaining possible, results making a difference not probable
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Will the Gov have a representative there? So far no comment from his office.
proof will be in the results, consumer and taxpayer will pay in the end always had always will, history is on our side, ask yourself this when was the last time taxes and utilities costs were drastically cut, cost of living at times remains the same but never does it reverse, we are not holding our breath waiting for rebate checks from either
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Phil you are absolutely correct,see you on Saturday!
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if you believe that this farces is going to result in "happily ever after" then it's obvious that you also buy into current mailed propaganda from NRG, again "reality is not an option" unless you live in la la land
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HADENOUGH - it's not $500 thousand - it's $500 MILLION and it would likely be the largest investment ever made in this county. I own rental property and have never had a tenant who received government subsidies. As for how many jobs will be created? It will likely be in the hundreds during the construction period but let me ask you - how many jobs will be created if the plant closes. RUMBLEFISH - you claim this is a sham. Show me the proof. I share your frustration with government spending but that won't change until we get leaders with brains.
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Phil, we have and still respect you what we don't understand is how an intelligent person like yourself has bought into this sham, or is it that you are wishfully hoping
Phil. Really how many full time jobs will be created in addition to those already employed at NRG? Secondly although a $500,000 upgrade is necessary don't forget to add in the change orders and other unforeseen expenses. Yes, keeping the plant open will affect the raising of property taxes but eventually property taxes will go up due in part to union negotiations. One more thing. Dunkirk the city has quite a few renters. The majority of renters are on some form of subsistence allowance either state or Federal. They receive help with the payment of their housing and utilities. Now who pay for that? Yup you got it.
spending out of control and the ability to understand the difference between "necessity and luxury" is the pox this administration has imposed on this city, yet mindless minions still support it
even mother nature is anti this bogus event, forecast takes away the "adverse element" angle, people who believe this circus event will make a difference are totally delusional and un-realistic
I couldn't say it any better than hadenough.....
will be there ........should be warm...global warming , I mean climate change means no snow !
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Once again a desperate city and school system are hoping against hope that NRG will stay open. Do you really think the PSC and the governor care about Western New York? What will upgrading NRG contribute to the economy? Higher electric rates. NRG has to recover that money invested. Do you think lower electrical rates are the answer? This gathering is being put on for two reasons. One: To bolster Senators youngs support numbers for the next election and the city and school for the taxes they will receive from NRG. The consumer, tat's you and me don't figure into the equation. Time to smarten up Dunkirk and demand less spending by the administration. Just because Dolce is Mayor look closely and see just how much he has spent on staff salaries since becoming Mayor. Then you will have your answer. $75,000 for an attorney in a city of 12,000.
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I will be there because I believe that the jobs, tax revenue and $500 million investment are critical to the financial future of the city and the county. That does not mean that I approve of the spending habits of the city, county and school district. I applaud Senator Young and Assemblyman Goodell for the effort they have put in to this project.
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speaking of waste of time Saturday at the dock/pier comes to mind, bogus political circus noting more noting less, guess you can fool most of the people all of the time.
say, will there be liberals giving way extension cords , the grid fix they claim will work? Out of power ? run an extension cord to your neighbor.
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