Suffolk pol slams MTA payroll tax, ey...

Suffolk pol slams MTA payroll tax, eyes seceding

There are 12 comments on the Newsday story from May 11, 2009, titled Suffolk pol slams MTA payroll tax, eyes seceding. In it, Newsday reports that:

Suffolk presiding officer William Lindsay is so upset about the payroll tax imposed by state lawmakers to fund the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that he is supporting a discussion of seceding from New York State.

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Curious George Pres

Bridgeport, CT

#1 May 11, 2009
Maybe Suffolk leg. Lindsay should talk to his Dem fellow past suffolk Leg Foley on why he sold us all down the river.
Somebody is getting something,we now know what that trader Johnson got for his vote.
More talk

Plainfield, NJ

#2 May 11, 2009
There should be a referendum on the ballot. Let the people decide if it is time to leave NY. I vote yes, and I say we kick Foley and Johnson out of the new state.
Former LIer in Rochester

United States

#3 May 11, 2009
In the six years since I moved up here from LI, I've heard over and over again how the folks up here have had it with downstate and how they want to secede from New York. It's a little funny to hear that kind of talk coming from the south. Maybe NYC should secede from New York, too, and then everyone will get what they want: to be responsible for their own messes.
go get em

Brooklyn, NY

#4 May 11, 2009
Drivel. Mindless posturing. Pathetic.
secure_our_borde rs

Wantagh, NY

#5 May 12, 2009
Long Island is NY's Checking account. They pay the bills everywhere else with the money they suck out of Nassau and Suffolk county. They would fight tooth and nail before letting their cash cow slip away. Somebody has to subsidize all those welfare checks for Buffalo.Thats why my property tax here cost more per year then their actual property up there. Seceding from NY would be the best thing for all Long Islanders but the thieves in Albany are not going to let it happen as long as we are paying the bills.
George O

Milford, CT

#6 May 12, 2009
Shouldn't this tax be, AT A MINIMUM, be tied to level of service. For exapmle, I can see business in Babylon or Ronkonkoma actually deriving some benefit from the existence of the LIRR, but east of Ronkonkoma- give me a break.
The service is too infrequent, with four to five hour gaps in the middle of the day.
No one is taking a train, to go to work in Shirley or Yaphank?
East of Ronkonkoma, this tax is a sham.
Pfluger the Union Monkey

Needham, MA

#7 May 12, 2009
Grandstanding gavone -- designed to appeal to public outrage.

How about proposing something sensible??
Maxwell

Andover, NJ

#8 May 12, 2009
Yes let's become our own state!!!

We got Farms ( well we can reopen farms). And without the City burden, we can reduce Taxes. Then let's set up casinos and start making money.
Vote in Conservatives and let's get hopping at getting rid of the Illegal Alien Burden. We can create our own Welfare Law which will limit usage and will sterilize welfare recipients until thye can provide for themselves. Homeless shelters: get rid of them, let these people who traveled here to use our shelters go back home. No more Liberal crap, If you can't stand on your own, we don't want you. We can learn from New Hampshire, they got it going on
Pfluger the Union Monkey

Needham, MA

#9 May 12, 2009
Maxwell wrote:
Yes let's become our own We can learn from New Hampshire, they got it going on
NH is not for everyone. I can't see alot of those Desperate LI Housewives putting on their flannels and boots to drive their pickups over snow covered roads to drop off their trash at the recycling center each week. Plowing the driveway twice a week, shooting vermin who are disturbing the veggies and plants in the backyard....

I used to live in Dix Hills. Most of those ladies would hate NH.
Common Sense

Bronx, NY

#11 May 12, 2009
Curious George Pres wrote:
Maybe Suffolk leg. Lindsay should talk to his Dem fellow past suffolk Leg Foley on why he sold us all down the river.
Somebody is getting something,we now know what that trader Johnson got for his vote.
How do you know he didn't?
Curious George Pres

Bridgeport, CT

#12 May 12, 2009
Common Sense wrote:
<quoted text>
How do you know he didn't?
Well Iam sure everyone would like to know the reason he sold us out and If Leg Lindsay or any other Dem legs. have spoken to him please feel free to enlighten us.
maxwell

Andover, NJ

#13 May 13, 2009
Pfluger the Union Monkey wrote:
<quoted text>
NH is not for everyone. I can't see alot of those Desperate LI Housewives putting on their flannels and boots to drive their pickups over snow covered roads to drop off their trash at the recycling center each week. Plowing the driveway twice a week, shooting vermin who are disturbing the veggies and plants in the backyard....
I used to live in Dix Hills. Most of those ladies would hate NH.
Good riddence to those snooters. Those boot toting woman know how to have fun, they don't need diamonds and bracelets and Maids.

In my previous post, I was actually talking about how they deal with the states financial burdens. They do not tolerate Beggers

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