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#43 Jun 12, 2010
The next tax hike and the ones after will be for the pensions. There will be no money left to do anything else, get it>>>>>>???? ??????
#44 Jun 13, 2010
When America is a third world cesspool?
#45 Jun 13, 2010
Yep, you have that one right!
#46 Jun 13, 2010
you want the high school replaced? the board and admin have been talking about that for several years now... and what is the public response..... No - don't spend the money on the high school.....
the high school needs major renovations and has for years, but the public outcry to NOT spend the money is part of the reason that it is in the bad shape that it is now. It cost too much money...
So, when the board doesn't spend on the high school people bitch... and when the board talks about spending on the high school, people bitch... can you imagine the bitching when they finally do decide to fix up the high school??? can't win for losing can they.
#47 Sep 16, 2010
It seems that our big "no tax" school board director, Paul "vote on my cue" Stepanoff had his 8,000 s.f. mansion reassessed so his taxes would be reduced.
Don't people realize that if everyone has their property reassessed, QCSD is going to have to raise taxes to counter the loss of tax revenue?
It may save you now, but you're going to have pay eventually. I though Mr. Ph. D. Stepanoff would have realized this.
What a hypocrite.
#48 Sep 16, 2010
TaxesGoingUp - this makes no sense. If a reassessment shows that taxes were too high on his house, then we should thank this individual for overpaying all these years and now finally paying what he should be paying under the law. Is he a hypocrite for paying too high taxes?
Turns out that Linda Martin's company did the same thing. Is she a hypocrite in your eyes (you hypocrite)?
Who really are the hypocrites are the school administration that for years told us that we should get on our knees and thank the district for paying such high real estate taxes because that meant the school district was so good at what it does, that it single handedly raised everyone's property values! Now a couple years later, when property values have gone down, they say property values are out of their hands and we have a "revenue not a spending problem". You can't claim that you make property values go up, then claim you have no control over them when they go down. Most of us know who the real hypocrites are.
Stepanoff is NOT one of them and is one of the only memebers of the board that is brave enough to represent the community that voted for him. He is doing a great job!
Oh yea, without his single handed actions, your kids would still have integrated math and be failing out of college and life.
#49 Sep 16, 2010
Hmmm, sounds like a good idea. Anyone know how this works? Compare accessments to similar homes ? What does it mean if my home is accessed at 40000 mils in Bucks?
#50 Sep 16, 2010
"If everyone has their property reassessed, QCSD is going to have to raise taxes..." This is ABSURD. If "everyone" has their properties reassessed and their taxes actually are lowered, it means the QCSD has been getting a windfall all these years and now should cut SPENDING to live within the community's means, not raise taxes.
If you appeal your assessment and it goes DOWN. That means that YOU have been paying too high taxes compared to everyone else. It is just as likely that you appeal and your taxes go up. If this was so simple and no-risk, then why is Central Bucks appealing tax assessments of properties that are assessed too low? Appeals can go either way.
TaxesGoingUp is an idiot for thinking that people shouldn't attempt to lower their taxes by a reassessment so that they pay their fair share and not more. When was the last time you made a donation to the IRS above what you were required to pay? You are even more of an idiot for thinking the school district should raise taxes on everyone else if assessments end up lower. How about the school district lower its spending?
#51 Sep 17, 2010
Amazing, now Linda Martin owns Coldwell Banker? That would be Jeff Haring.
Steppy also wants to cut everything down to the bare bones too--no music or athletics, and keep QCSD to the three R's.
Steppy represents the people? Boy, have you had the wool pulled over your eyes! He represents himself and his cronies. Oh, BTW, Steppy, a sitting QCSD School Board director, supports the Redistricting Haycock group. A bit of a conflict of interest, don't you agree?
#52 Sep 17, 2010
We said that to.But with all the greed of this community it makes it hard to save a buck to move.
Not everyone has a choice,We have been looking for years...
How pwople can think its so easy to pick up and leave.If you do or have your a step ahead of these winners.
#53 Sep 17, 2010
Interesting how "TaxesGoingUp" keeps track of the information about one school board director's tax parcel and joined "Wow" in falsely trashing one school board director. Stalking, stalking, stalking?
Why wouldn't anyone support a school board member who is intelligent enough to make prudent personal financial decisions? Only obsessed delusional haters could explain supporting elected officials who don't have a clue as to how to spend money wisely and trash those who do.
#54 Sep 17, 2010
Where do this school board director's loyalties lie? With QCSD or the Redistricting group?
If it's with the Redistricting group, then maybe he should step down as a school board director.
Wouldn't you agree?
#55 Sep 17, 2010
No. He was elected- not appointed- to represent the citizens of his small section of the QCSD- not the district at large.
#56 Sep 17, 2010
You didn't answer my question.
According to your statement, he only represents 1/3 of the district and therefore any vote he makes only affects his district.
That is not the case.
He cannot govern our school district effectively when he is part of a group that wants to leave.
1. The community should be provided with information about its schools and be
engaged by the Board and staff to encourage input and support for the school
2. Devoting time, thought and study to our duties and responsibilities as School
Board members is critical for rendering effective and credible service.
3. Board members should work together in a spirit of harmony, respect and
cooperation, despite differences of opinion.
4. Personal decisions should be based upon all sufficient facts, we should vote
our honest conviction without partisan bias, and we will abide by and uphold
the majority decision of the Board.
5. Individuals have no legal authority outside the meetings of the Board, and
should conduct their relationships with all stakeholders and media on this
6. We will not use our positions as School Directors to benefit ourselves or any
individual or agency.
#57 Sep 17, 2010
"A Question" asked : "Where do this school board director's loyalties lie? With QCSD or the Redistricting group?"
The majority of the QCSD Board chose years ago to advocate the regional representation of school board members over at-large representation. The philosphical choice to give voters in each area of the district the opportunity to choose their local representatives rather than risk at-large, district wide representation based on district-wide platforms was made.
You can live with that choice or change it.
#58 Sep 17, 2010
"A Question" seems to delusionally believe that "He cannot govern our school district effectively when he is part of a group that wants to leave."
If it is in the best interests of the citizens he represents to leave the QCSD- then he is representing their best interests by advocating moving to another distirct.
By the choice of the majority of the QCSD Board, each QCSD Board member represents the interests of the citizens of her sending municipality first, and the citizens of the rest of the district after that.
The responsiblility of elected QCSD Board members to represent the best interests of the entire district were disregarded in the choice to continue regional representation.
He is doing what is in the best interest of the electorate who elected him; voting to keep the Haycock School open and working to move Haycock to Palisades.
He is advocating rational choices on the part of Haycock residents.
The QCSD Board majority should continue to fight to keep Haycock in the district because of the disproportionately large taxes those citizens generate and close the Haycock School because it is a net drain on the QCSD.
Rational behavior on the part of the majority requires ignoring rational behavior on the part of the minority.
#59 Sep 17, 2010
Uh, sorry, but he is a QCSD School Board Director, NOT a Haycock School Board Director. ANY decision he makes in his elected position affects the entire school district.
He represents ALL stakeholders in the district. Stop the spin for God's sake!
Regional or at large elections only determine HOW an individual is elected to office, NOT how they vote!
Get over yourself already.
#60 Sep 17, 2010
Everyone who owns a home should sign up for the Homestead/Farmstead Property Tax Relief Act 72. It is a big help with your tax bill, a goodly amount comes right off as a deduction and usually covers the increase for that year. Bucks County Board of Assessments in Doylestown. We have had ours for over 5 years and has helped quite a bit.
#61 Sep 18, 2010
Why ask Harrisburg for anything?They don't have it either. someone early said that we the people, have taken job cuts,job losses, pay cuts ,and so forth, but the teachers unions when they want a pay increase they strike. WTF people,when are they gonna get the big picture when the money runs out,how is raising taxes gonna help? there will be nobody left to get money from.The President of the state Education assoc. needs to take the bull by the horns and take the first of the across the board pay cuts. He's sitting out in Harrisburg making a boatload of money, for doing what? what does he actually do? and To one of the other posters on this thread who in the hell are you to tell someone they need to get a better paying job ? where exactly are these better paying jobs?most employers are cutting back to save money and the employees are the ones suffering,Oh yea maybe your referring to all the jobs the lying Patrick Murphy brought to bucks county,RIGHT!!!!!! the tax payers need to form a union of sorts,let start a revolt,just like John Fries did all those years ago. then they can rename PA 309 after us, just my opinion,thanks. BTW I'm voting for Mike Fitzpatrick.
#62 Sep 18, 2010
Do you remember when Fitzpatrick was in congress he co-sponsored a bill that would establish a cap-and-trade program? He also co-sponsored the Employee Free Choice Act. Now that its not popular among the tea party he is against both. Fitzflops. If you actually look it up you will see all that Patrick Murphy has done for the people of the 8th district.
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