image
Gurney's Inn
SpaSoireeTOP
bulletNight Moves
spacer spacer
spacer
image
spacer spacer
spacer
image
spacer spacer
spacer
image
spacer spacer
spacer
image
spacer spacer
spacer
image
spacer spacer

WLNG

Letters to the Editor

arrow Back

Donít Give A Damn


Dear Editor,

With its constitutional duty to fund public education (NY State Constitution, Article XI, Section 1) blatantly and nose thumbingly disregarded, the Governor and state legislature have embarked on an income tax-cutting folly. Other than fixing the marriage penalty, a matter of detail easily taken care of by schedule adjustment, it is highly irresponsible to engage in tax cutting.

The honest, lawful, and honorable thing to do is use the money they want to cut, to fund public education and eliminate the highway robbery of extortion imposed on property owners to fund public education. What happened to the court-ordered increase in funding of New York City Schools?

The lawlessness of the federal government has long filtered down to state and county government. What are we coming to when court orders are disobeyed by legislators with impunity and, instead, the governor and the legislature cut income tax to ensure their incumbency and continued feeding at the public trough? They don't give a damn about the education of the children of the state or about obeying the law. They are a law unto themselves. And who cares? Not property owners or residents of the state.

Worse, the Suffolk County legislators get into the act by proposing, in a matter outside their competence and jurisdiction, that the education property tax be replaced by an income tax to be levied on all except second home owners. What part of their anatomy do these people use for thinking?

When are property owners going to have the guts to declare, "enough is enough! No more property tax for public education!"?

DAVID CARNEY
April 04, 2006

Letter Search
spacer
Site Search



WLNG
Gurney's Inn
SpaSoireeTOP