Politician Suffers Consequences

Politician Suffers Consequences

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“Just Add Obama ”

Since: Mar 08

Jacksonville Florida

#1 Aug 21, 2013
It does not happen very often however; once in a while we get hear a Politician actually has to suffer some consequences of the government they help run. Normally Politician make sure they do not have to deal with the laws they pass, Like No Obamacare for Congress, former Presidents and many of their Unions. So enter the story of Republican (probably a moderate) Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough.

NJ shore mayor priced out by local property taxes
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J.(AP)-- The mayor of a New Jersey shore town is selling his waterfront home because he says he can't afford the property taxes.
Egg Harbor Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough has lived in the township's Seaview Harbor section since 1974. He and his wife bought land and built their home for $360,000 in 1985.
The property was valued at slightly more than $1.1 million during last year's township-wide revaluation, which increased his property taxes nearly 60 percent to $31,056.
The 71-year-old mayor tells The Press of Atlantic City he thought he'd be able to live and die in his home.
McCullough says he hopes to find another home in the township. But if he doesn't, the couple purchased a $150,000 waterfront condominium in Florida, where the property taxes are $2,569.
New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the nation. Last year the average bill, before any tax credits, was close to $8,000.
The biggest share of property taxes is used to pay for local schools.
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MAY...

I say come to Florida and bring your money, but please leave your big government ideals in New Jersey!
noshellswill

Jacksonville, FL

#2 Aug 23, 2013
Both the NE & NW still have (some) 1st-rate public schools. The cost for maintaining such schools is about the same as maintaining an excellent New England 7-->12 private school ...~$20,000/year/student. That's what the best equipment and teachers cost in a competitive environment, where a Vassar MS maths teacher with 5-years experience will expect to live "in the Village"(NYC) or "Riverside" (Boston).

To get yo' kid into Brown or Penn pay-what-thou-owest! Competition, eh LIJ? Ergo the high property taxes.
Mr Logic in Jax wrote:
It does not happen very often however; once in a while we get hear a Politician actually has to suffer some consequences of the government they help run. Normally Politician make sure they do not have to deal with the laws they pass, Like No Obamacare for Congress, former Presidents and many of their Unions. So enter the story of Republican (probably a moderate) Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough.

NJ shore mayor priced out by local property taxes
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J.(AP)-- The mayor of a New Jersey shore town is selling his waterfront home because he says he can't afford the property taxes.
Egg Harbor Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough has lived in the township's Seaview Harbor section since 1974. He and his wife bought land and built their home for $360,000 in 1985.
The property was valued at slightly more than $1.1 million during last year's township-wide revaluation, which increased his property taxes nearly 60 percent to $31,056.
The 71-year-old mayor tells The Press of Atlantic City he thought he'd be able to live and die in his home.
McCullough says he hopes to find another home in the township. But if he doesn't, the couple purchased a $150,000 waterfront condominium in Florida, where the property taxes are $2,569.
New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the nation. Last year the average bill, before any tax credits, was close to $8,000.
The biggest share of property taxes is used to pay for local schools.
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MAY...
I say come to Florida and bring your money, but please leave your big government ideals in New Jersey!

“Just Add Obama ”

Since: Mar 08

Jacksonville Florida

#3 Aug 23, 2013
noshellswill wrote:
Both the NE & NW still have (some) 1st-rate public schools. The cost for maintaining such schools is about the same as maintaining an excellent New England 7-->12 private school ...~$20,000/year/student. That's what the best equipment and teachers cost in a competitive environment, where a Vassar MS maths teacher with 5-years experience will expect to live "in the Village"(NYC) or "Riverside" (Boston).
To get yo' kid into Brown or Penn pay-what-thou-owest! Competition, eh LIJ? Ergo the high property taxes.
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I disagree noshellswill that a solid education must cost $20,000 a year per student for 180. In that case send then all to private schools and even colleges, it would be far more economical
noshellswill

Jacksonville, FL

#4 Aug 23, 2013
Best public vs best private --> Similar cost, similar edu outcomes. A friends son just put his **youngest** boy through the **best** private HS (Catholic) in Charleston SC. Basic tuition was $13-K/yr + stuff gave a real cost of $16-K/yr. Boy is now at U of SC and if he stays away from dope and southron hyper-hotties he'll do OKey.

But, those are South Caroline expenses. In NYC or Boston or Philadelphia or Providence or Baltimore better add another 25% to **everything**. My point was that the cost of excellent Northern public schools approximates that of classy Northern private schools. Of-course thanks to teachers unions trash northern ghetto schools cost the about the same ...
Mr Logic in Jax wrote:
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I disagree noshellswill that a solid education must cost $20,000 a year per student for 180. In that case send then all to private schools and even colleges, it would be far more economical
King of wisdom

Jacksonville, FL

#5 Aug 23, 2013
Mr Logic in Jax wrote:
I say come to Florida and bring your money, but please leave your big government ideals in New Jersey!
If he moved to Florida the insurance companies would get the rest of his money..

Insurance companies have forced many folks out of their homes here in Fl with the blessing of governor Scott and the republican controlled Fl legislature..
slim

Clover, SC

#6 Aug 23, 2013
melissa bowen of jacksonville florida fights dogs illegally
Really

United States

#7 Aug 27, 2013
King of wisdom wrote:
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If he moved to Florida the insurance companies would get the rest of his money..
Insurance companies have forced many folks out of their homes here in Fl with the blessing of governor Scott and the republican controlled Fl legislature..
Are you serious? Why are you and millions of people still here with more coming everyday? ROFLOL

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