Erie Catholic grade school owes IRS $...

Erie Catholic grade school owes IRS $300K

There are 29 comments on the Erie Times News story from Feb 21, 2013, titled Erie Catholic grade school owes IRS $300K. In it, Erie Times News reports that:

A Catholic elementary school in Erie owes the Internal Revenue Service more than $300,000 for failing to remit federal withholding taxes when the school was facing financial difficulties.

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soo

Presto, PA

#1 Feb 21, 2013
Why is this news? This is classic Ed Palatella. Find anything to bring people or an organization down.

Ed...you are sick.

Now we will have three months of Ed copy and pasting the same story over and over and over.

Ed "aka the court stenographer" Palatella
What

Presto, PA

#2 Feb 21, 2013
Ed dont you have any more personal bankruptcies of Erieites to cover?

What do you really do down there ed?
edsajerk

Export, PA

#3 Feb 21, 2013
Agree about eddie. However, if a businessman pulled that stunt of failing to pay taxes withheld, someone would be going to jail.
soo

Presto, PA

#4 Feb 21, 2013
That how 99% of businesses/s-corps owe money to the IRS. This happens ALL THE TIME. Its only an issue if the money was taken to buy cars and houses...lol If they could not be paid because of a tough time there is no crime.

Ed again is try to hammer another local Erie person or business. Thats all he does.

His job is to spin negativity...even if it means not telling the whole truth. Now we will see this story 75 times copy and pasted.
ben dover

Clyde, OH

#5 Feb 21, 2013
Wouldn't be in arrears with obamas irs if it was a Muslim school... usa is screwed...thanks morons
wwjd

Erie, PA

#6 Feb 21, 2013
Isn't St. Peter's where all the rich f**cks send their brats? Just raise the tuition. Problem solved.

Cash flow problem. LOL.
skip the pee pee

Waterford, PA

#7 Feb 21, 2013
soo wrote:
That how 99% of businesses/s-corps owe money to the IRS. This happens ALL THE TIME. Its only an issue if the money was taken to buy cars and houses...lol If they could not be paid because of a tough time there is no crime.
Ed again is try to hammer another local Erie person or business. Thats all he does.
His job is to spin negativity...even if it means not telling the whole truth. Now we will see this story 75 times copy and pasted.
He got you talking about it didn't he? Man, what a Pavlovian spittle dripper you are.
Yeah right

Jackson Center, PA

#8 Feb 21, 2013
wwjd wrote:
Isn't St. Peter's where all the rich f**cks send their brats? Just raise the tuition. Problem solved.
Cash flow problem. LOL.
Catholic Grade Schools(this one) take in kids that can't afford more than ever, combined with less enrollment. Difficult to raise tuition when the public schools that have "unlimited" resources per the teacher unions, continue to pay higher salaries, get Taj Mahal buildings, technology(courtesy of the taxpayers), etc. Hard to compete in this economy where everyone watches their money. Can only raise it so much, even the wealthy will only pay so much.
so there

Erie, PA

#9 Feb 21, 2013
Yeah right wrote:
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Catholic Grade Schools(this one) take in kids that can't afford more than ever, combined with less enrollment. Difficult to raise tuition when the public schools that have "unlimited" resources per the teacher unions, continue to pay higher salaries, get Taj Mahal buildings, technology(courtesy of the taxpayers), etc. Hard to compete in this economy where everyone watches their money. Can only raise it so much, even the wealthy will only pay so much.
I served on a school board for a local Catholic school. It's tough to raise your prices when your competition is giving it away.
hemifree

Edinboro, PA

#10 Feb 21, 2013
Yeah right wrote:
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Catholic Grade Schools(this one) take in kids that can't afford more than ever, combined with less enrollment. Difficult to raise tuition when the public schools that have "unlimited" resources per the teacher unions, continue to pay higher salaries, get Taj Mahal buildings, technology(courtesy of the taxpayers), etc. Hard to compete in this economy where everyone watches their money. Can only raise it so much, even the wealthy will only pay so much.
Bingo !
hemifree

Edinboro, PA

#11 Feb 21, 2013
so there wrote:
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I served on a school board for a local Catholic school. It's tough to raise your prices when your competition is giving it away.
Double Bingo !!
Stu Pedaso

Erie, PA

#12 Feb 22, 2013
wwjd wrote:
Isn't St. Peter's where all the rich f**cks send their brats? Just raise the tuition. Problem solved.
Cash flow problem. LOL.
So the rick f**cks should send their kids to the city schools like you poor deadbeat f**cks do?? In other words you need government to do everything for you. How is this worse than the government indoctrinating schools running up millions in deficits?
soo

Pittsburgh, PA

#13 Feb 22, 2013
why is this news?
Bingo

Erie, PA

#14 Feb 22, 2013
hemifree wrote:
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Double Bingo !!
I too served on the board of a Catholic grade school about 4 years ago.I kept telling other board members that eventually the cost of tuition would be the biggest deciding factor concerning the decline of the number of students.That insight has come to fruition as numbers drop and tuition climbs.Especially in a depressed city and area like ours.
The most frustrating part of trying to get others to realize the truth was their denial and belief that if parents only learned what a wonderful school we had to offer they would reconsider and register their children to attend.Attempts were made to advertise the benefits of a Catholic education with little success.
In the end it usually comes down to simple economics and that is exactly what is happening and will keep happening with local Catholic schools.
I gave my time

Erie, PA

#15 Feb 22, 2013
Bingo wrote:
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I too served on the board of a Catholic grade school about 4 years ago.I kept telling other board members that eventually the cost of tuition would be the biggest deciding factor concerning the decline of the number of students.That insight has come to fruition as numbers drop and tuition climbs.Especially in a depressed city and area like ours.
The most frustrating part of trying to get others to realize the truth was their denial and belief that if parents only learned what a wonderful school we had to offer they would reconsider and register their children to attend.Attempts were made to advertise the benefits of a Catholic education with little success.
In the end it usually comes down to simple economics and that is exactly what is happening and will keep happening with local Catholic schools.
Hello, Mr. Obvious. Both the pool of potential students and the economic well are only so deep, that is why parochial school consolidation is the wave of the future, like it or not. Those with deep pockets will gobble up the little schools, ala Sacred Heart and St. Andrews. St. Pete's should have been the big fish with their well heeled parents but looks like OLC and OLP will survive, along with Villa Elementary, even with no parish support they will always be around for a variety of reasons, unless their current principal buries them with his ego.
Bingo

Erie, PA

#16 Feb 22, 2013
I gave my time wrote:
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Hello, Mr. Obvious. Both the pool of potential students and the economic well are only so deep, that is why parochial school consolidation is the wave of the future, like it or not. Those with deep pockets will gobble up the little schools, ala Sacred Heart and St. Andrews. St. Pete's should have been the big fish with their well heeled parents but looks like OLC and OLP will survive, along with Villa Elementary, even with no parish support they will always be around for a variety of reasons, unless their current principal buries them with his ego.
Obvious to you,me,and a few others but not to most.How else to explain the bewilderment of those shocked by the shrinking numbers?
Hugh G Rexion

Clyde, OH

#17 Feb 22, 2013
who will fund the chimp schools and the clown schools ?? oh yeah... we already do
I gave my time

Erie, PA

#18 Feb 22, 2013
Bingo wrote:
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Obvious to you,me,and a few others but not to most.How else to explain the bewilderment of those shocked by the shrinking numbers?
Agreed. Unfortunately Erie has such a "theirs/mine" attitude that does not support a sense of community that it will take generations to repair or even bridge the gap, given that the poster right after you responds by using racial epitaphs. Parochial schools do not teach that, they teach tolerance, acceptance, kindness and love. I tolerate paying my real estate taxes and private school tuition because I know in the long run society, at least a little bit of it, will be better off for it for having not been exposed to idiots like the one who posted such an ignorant comment.
roy rogers

Tallmadge, OH

#19 Feb 22, 2013
Quit taking chimps and giving them free tuition, like prep,maybe you will have some scratch.
God

Erie, PA

#20 Feb 22, 2013
roy rogers wrote:
Quit taking chimps and giving them free
tuition, like prep,maybe you will have some scratch.
You are an Ass, now go in peace

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