BS. Personally my taxes have went down this year. Our school district this year has received about 23 million year alone. We have had construction going on for years which has resulted in almost every one of our brick and mortar schools being renovated and a completely new one built that is up and running. Liberals are hell bent on taxing to death a new industry which employs ten of thousands of Blue Collar workers which will ultimately take hours off their pay checks, food off their table and decease expansion and hiring. Not to mention the trickle down effect. Get you hand out of the working man/women's wallet and get your own. If you don't believe public education is adequate consider a private school. Providing for your own family is a honorable thing. Expecting somebody else to so is not.There is no “Holy Grail” of property tax reform. Any property tax reform measure will involve shifting the tax levy from one type of tax to another – there’s no free ride. But there are ways to fund our schools and to ensure a better education for our children that are fairer and more effective than property taxes.
Many Pennsylvanians lose their homes and a lifetime’s work to sheriff’s sales each year because they can no longer afford to pay their property taxes. Senior citizens on fixed incomes are increasingly forced to sell their homes because of unrelenting increases in their tax burden. Young families cannot afford to purchase a home because the per-month property tax escrow is simply too high. Multigenerational family farms are being sold piece by piece to pay property taxes, devastating Pennsylvania agriculture. School districts in areas of the state with limited population and no commercial tax base are in distress and are unable to afford to give their children a quality education. Job losses, outmigration, and abysmal state economic performance caused by burdensome property taxes are devastating Pennsylvania’s economy.
A sensible, broad-based, statewide and state-administered property tax replacement funding source is needed eliminate an antiquated and regressive property tax system, to end these educational inequities, to return home ownership to the homeowner instead of allowing the government to effectively own our homes, and to restore Pennsylvania’s economic vitality.
THE BOTTOM LINE: Our current system of school funding is crumbling. This decay has been occurring for many years and continues to escalate. Home foreclosures and tax sales are occurring at an expanding rate and the home market is at a standstill. The opportunity to fund education from a statewide source is rapidly vanishing as relentlessly rising property taxes outpace available revenue. This will have major implications for school districts statewide. It can no longer be ignored or diminished. Replacement of the school property tax must be accomplished now.
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#58475 Sep 17, 2014
Ummmmmmmm .....nope , he wont make it LOL!
#58476 Sep 17, 2014
As I read many articles your kids in McKeesport are on the bottom of the barrel as far as intelligence goes, you're down there with Clairton, Duquesne, Woodland Hills, keep building those new schools to turn out more morons ! LOL!
LOL! They raised your school taxes half a mill this year ? Your taxes went down ? LMAO!
Vote Tom Wolf
He's leading all the polls be at least 25 points !
Corbett is a one term nightmare.
Yeah baby !
#58477 Sep 18, 2014
Raise them taxes! The h**l with the kids. The teachers need more money and pensions
#58478 Sep 18, 2014
Our taxes for surely went down this year nuff said. We were given millions (23) in school funds and we still turn out dumb asses! Your completely right! 23 million in funds this year alone and we still turn out complete ignorant dumbness. You shouldn't be mad though. You have got your monies worth.They are for sure registered Liberal democrat's just like you trained them. Just a little bit more teaching to the negros of their complete dumbness and you liberals will have their vote for years to come.
#58479 Sep 18, 2014
Obama’s ship is sinking
September 14, 2014
The whole second term has been a string of disasters, with the toxic brew of his Obamacare lies, middling economic growth and violent global breakdown casting doubt on the president’s stewardship. Six years into his tenure, nothing is going as promised.
Earlier on, he could have trotted out his teleprompters and turned public opinion his way, or at least stopped the damage. But the magic of his rhetoric is long gone, and not just because the public has tuned him out.
They’ve tuned him out because they’ve made up their minds about him. They no longer trust him and don’t think he’s a good leader.
Most ominously, they feel less safe now than they did when he took office. Americans know the war on terror isn’t over, no matter what their president claims.
Those findings turned up in a tsunami of recent polls that amount to a public vote of no confidence.
They shook up the White House so much that the plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants was put on hold to try to protect Democratic candidates from voter wrath in November.
That was a necessary tactical retreat, but it doesn’t change the basic calculation. The president’s problem is that he has been wrong about virtually every major issue.
His worldview, his politics, his prejudices, his habits — they’ve been a mismatch for the country and its needs. He has been a dud even in the one area where he seemed a lock to make things better, racial relations.
Only 10 percent believe race relations have improved under him, while 35 percent said they are worse, according to a New York Times survey. The remainder said there wasn’t much change either way.
That’s shocking — but not surprising. Barack Obama was not ready to be president, and still isn’t. It is a fantasy to believe he’ll master the art in his final two years.
The lasting image will be his yukking it up on the golf course minutes after giving a perfunctory speech on the beheading of James Foley. It revealed him as hollow,both to America and the world, and there is no way to un-see the emptiness.
#58480 Sep 18, 2014
Yep..raise the gas tax again and maybe we'll be number 2 or 3 on that list. No new taxes? Yeah baby!
#58481 Sep 18, 2014
Do you believe that their is any relationship between test scores in a district and the following factors?
Whether the father lives in the household
The education level of the mother
#58482 Sep 18, 2014
I believe you're a moron and uneducated also. Did you ever get your GED ? You used "their' instead of "there" in your post.
No father for you ?
Was your Momma always bare foot and pregnant ?
#58483 Sep 18, 2014
What do you think genius?
#58484 Sep 18, 2014
How ironic...autocomplete and my failure to peruse caused my snafu
But the one and only peter beater from west mifflon made an arse of herself by making the ultimate puss move of grammar beating a topix board while making "barefoot" 2 words rather than the traditional one word...if that's how ya wanna play .... loser teabagger. Hahahahahahaha
I guess you agree that punks who father kids but don't raise them affect the future of the kids
#58485 Sep 18, 2014
It's obvious. Thank you for asking. People who parent kids, then find excuses why they cannot stay around to help raise them put their kids at a HUGE disadvantage. Punk parents running from responsibility at the expense of innocent kids. Embarrassing! Blame the schools the. Move on to the next unmarried conquest.
#58486 Sep 18, 2014
Sorry west m punks.." Blame the schools THEN MOVE....."
#58487 Sep 19, 2014
Americans are afraid. The White House is afraid. Democrats are afraid.
September 18, 2014
Voters are rattled on several fronts, and that's bad news for Democrats.
President Obama's "Year of Action" has turned into a Year of Fear. The country seems mired in dread. And that could have mortal consequences for midterm Democrats.
New polls out this week betray a rattled public, one that is jittery about war, security, and the economy—and one that is increasingly looking to the GOP, not the party in power.
Even as the White House has sought to reassure Americans that the campaign in Iraq will be limited, that the president isn't going to act alone on immigration in the near future, and that the economy is doing better, the damage appears to be done.
Obama and his aides have been caught between messages: that the country wasn't going to war, until it was (sort of). That the president couldn't act on immigration, until he could, until he wouldn't (yet). That the economy had turned the corner, but not quite.(Wait.)
All of it has brought Obama's credibility into question and disrupted the narrative that the administration wanted 2014 to advance—the one where employment rose, the war in Afghanistan ended, and the president walked tall in the face of gridlock.
#58488 Sep 19, 2014
Can't compose your own comments? How so very sad!
#58489 Sep 19, 2014
Yeah and this rate Obama's ratings will be so low he wont win a 3rd term =(
#58490 Sep 19, 2014
Rand Paul on ISIS:'Intervention Created This Chaos'
In a long speech on the Senate floor, the Kentucky Republican laid out his foreign policy vision, and took transparent swipes at members of his own party.
He also took the opportunity to assert his broader views on foreign policy, which critics say have endured flip-flopping over the last few months. Paul criticized both the Bush and Obama administrations for interventionist tendencies, blaming the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on past meddling in the Middle East. Intervention, he said, "toppled secular dictators," leading to the radical jihadist groups of today in places like Libya.
"When does a track record of being consistently wrong stop you from being a so-called expert when the next crisis comes up?" Paul questioned. "We should remember that they were wrong. There were no WMDs, that Hussein, Qadhafi, and Assad were not a threat to us. Doesn't make them good, but they were not a threat to us."
In a possible dig at John McCain, he alluded to a falsehood he's brought up before: that the Arizona senator may have been cozy with future ISIS members.
Look at the shocking video here:
You wont hear this story on Faux Noise !
#58491 Sep 19, 2014
Bush/Cheney Created Conditions That Led Directly to ISIL !!
It takes a lot of gall for people like Dick Cheney to utter even one critical word about President Obama's strategy to eliminate the threat of ISIL in the Middle East.
In fact, it was the unnecessary Bush/Cheney Iraq War that created the conditions that led directly to the rise of the "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL).
Former George H.W. Bush Secretary of State James Baker said as much on this week's edition of "Meet the Press." He noted that after the first President Bush had ousted Saddam Hussein from Kuwait in 1991, the U.S. had refrained from marching on Baghdad precisely to avoid kicking over the sectarian hornet's nest that was subsequently unleashed by the Bush/Cheney attack on Iraq in 2003.
But it wasn't just the War in Iraq itself that set the stage for the subsequent 12 years of renewed, high-intensity sectarian strife between Sunni's and Shiites in the Middle East. It was also what came after.
Bush's "de-Baathification program" eliminated all vestiges of Sunni power in Iraqi society and set the stage for the Sunni insurrection against American occupation and the new Shiite-led government. Bush disbanded the entire Sunni-dominated Iraqi Army and bureaucracy. He didn't change it. He didn't make it more inclusive of Shiites and Kurds. He just disbanded it. It is no accident that two of the top commanders of today's ISIL are former commanders in the Saddam-era Iraqi military.
You wont hear about this on Faux Noise.
Read more of the shocking true story here:
#58492 Sep 19, 2014
Hillary will serve Obama's third term, Dick!
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