St. Lawrence County raises sales tax

St. Lawrence County raises sales tax

There are 14 comments on the Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal story from Aug 20, 2013, titled St. Lawrence County raises sales tax. In it, Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal reports that:

The St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators overwhelmingly approved at a special meeting Monday raising local sales tax from 3 to 4 percent, then argued over whether to keep Wladis Law Firm - which some lawmakers believe was instrumental in achieving the goal - as its lobbyist.

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tax payer

Washington, DC

#1 Aug 20, 2013
With a person on welfare getting the equivalent to over $38,000 a year in benifits , tax free.Somebody has to pay for them.Most of these people are able to work but feel that it is owed to them. That's why the sale tax was increased.
Thats Right

Baltimore, MD

#3 Aug 20, 2013
I think it is a great idea, so now the lifetime welfare families can help with this debt also!
taxed

Hammond, NY

#4 Aug 20, 2013
Thats Right wrote:
I think it is a great idea, so now the lifetime welfare families can help with this debt also!
Why does Ogdensburg have to be such a shit hole?
xxx

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Aug 20, 2013
This is another thing wrong with America. Our government allows too many citizens the option to complain all day about petty things...

People blamed Jackie Robinson for simply being a great baseball player. Why? Because they could in America.
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To the idiot above<--- how can now blame people receiving SNAP for a higher sales tax?

Idiot! Yea you! Go blame the Lobbyist company as the story stated who helped seal this new piece of legislation.

Blame your elected legislators who voted for higher sales tax.

Nothing in the article or decision making was influenced by SNAP benefits. Nothing.

You remind me of the same idiots who would yell racist slurs to Mr. Robinson if you were alive in the 1940's and 1950's.

People here can afford the higher sales tax. If you can't relocate elsewhere.

YOU JUST GOT SERVED FOR BEING AN IDIOT
bbi

Utica, NY

#6 Aug 20, 2013
And now after getting their big tax increase, they are going to continue paying these ding-a-lings $5000 per month? What are they completely nuts?
xxx

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Aug 20, 2013
the facts wrote:
Show me a lifetime welfarer and i will only see a lazy piece of shit slug on society. Dont give a flying crap bout robinson or any ball player. You sound like someone who thinks you are entitled to my money. That makes you a piece of shit and i really dont care the color
Yarns... Your opinion matters as much as Florida's pro-gun laws. Stay in Florida! Better yet rally your klan, sorry clan, and secede from the union. I would like to watch MY government smack Florida and its gun happy idiots all across the Gulf of Mexico. In fact, I would like see these nuts smacked right into Mexico. Better buy Rosetta Stone
welfare

Auburn, NY

#10 Aug 21, 2013
xxx thinks he 'served' up some amazing paragraph up there.... hes prolly on welfare.

Welfare ruins EVERY part of the economy, because it allows people to make MORE money then someone working hard on minimum wage, It ALLOWS people to sit at home and not even LOOK for a job. It allows people to be fat!.. WHY do you need to buy soda and candy bars with your SNAP? That should be for MEAL FOOD! if you want treats, you GOTTA WORK FOR THEM!... Isn't that what we tech our children??..Well, guess what, THEY AREN'T LISTENING!..

WELFRE RUINS THE ECONOMY
tax payer

Washington, DC

#12 Aug 21, 2013
xxx wrote:
This is another thing wrong with America. Our government allows too many citizens the option to complain all day about petty things...
People blamed Jackie Robinson for simply being a great baseball player. Why? Because they could in America.
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To the idiot above<--- how can now blame people receiving SNAP for a higher sales tax?
Idiot! Yea you! Go blame the Lobbyist company as the story stated who helped seal this new piece of legislation.
Blame your elected legislators who voted for higher sales tax.
Nothing in the article or decision making was influenced by SNAP benefits. Nothing.
You remind me of the same idiots who would yell racist slurs to Mr. Robinson if you were alive in the 1940's and 1950's.
People here can afford the higher sales tax. If you can't relocate elsewhere.
YOU JUST GOT SERVED FOR BEING AN IDIOT
This has nothing to do with Jackie Robinson or baseball. It has to do with people abusing the system and living off it all their lives. If you want to ramble about something try your efforts on soemthing that matters.
You just got served for being an freeloader.
xxx

Brooklyn, NY

#13 Aug 21, 2013
I know the history of "Welfare". The abuse you talk about is everyone and not the few. I have faith the federal government with collaboration from states, finds fraud and punishes those who commit it. There are many things wrong with America but this is not one of them. I respect your constitutional right to express however I will defend against your opinions becoming a way of life in America. Ignorance and bigotry has no place in America. America must move forward along with its citizens using humanity & equality as its driving forces.
Daysarecoming

Ashburn, VA

#16 Aug 22, 2013
38,000 a year on welfare, what planet do u live on.LOL!
xxx

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Aug 22, 2013
the facts wrote:
Dont care about the amount myself. Should be a couple years time limit tho. Then you dont have a big voting bloc that automatically votes for someone no matter how horrible a president like obama thwy are. Hey!!!he gave me MY ! Welfare. MY! Foodstamps. What a joke. What a liar. You back someone like him you are totally stupid or getting benefits.
You are a joke. People here laugh at your Florida.... I thought you were a Horton but decided you are simply a moron instead.
bibi

Utica, NY

#21 Aug 22, 2013
the facts wrote:
Dont care about the amount myself. Should be a couple years time limit tho. Then you dont have a big voting bloc that automatically votes for someone no matter how horrible a president like obama thwy are. Hey!!!he gave me MY ! Welfare. MY! Foodstamps. What a joke. What a liar. You back someone like him you are totally stupid or getting benefits.
I want my Obama Phone!!
xxx

Brooklyn, NY

#23 Aug 22, 2013
the facts wrote:
Im a moron for getting away from inbreds like you??? Very wewk minded individuals such as yourself stay in that shithole. Someone tells you that you are a liberal and you are to stupid to fight it. Hope you lose your ass when that state goes belly up.maybe the canadians will buy the place. Dont matter to me. Im outa there forever . Major embarrasment when a state elects hillary then andrew cuomo. Place never has recovered from his moron father. You are pathetic.
I do not play the "Liberal VS Conservative" game. Its stupid and made to segregate Americans against each other. Are you a Horton? Some migrated to Florida. At least Nikki is pure.
I will vote for President Obama against if he could have a third term. And I will vote for Clinton if she decides to run. God forbid another state becomes what is known as Florida.
Wondering

United States

#25 Sep 19, 2013
Everyone knows the hard working Potsdam Boys in Glue need more money for their Crack Homicide Investigation Team.........NOT

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