New tax considered by Franklin County

Written comments will be accepted until Wednesday, Sept. 14, and may be sent to Clerk of the Board of Legislature, 355 West Main St., Malone, NY, 12953 or by email to jcrivers@co.franklin.ny.us . MALONE - Franklin County is holding simultaneous public hearings next week on whether it should collect an extra $5 to $10 on vehicle registrations. Full Story
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BooHoo Baby

Malone, NY

#21 Sep 9, 2011
Did you know that Franklin County is the only county in New york state that has a 2% luxury tax on home heating oil? Not that is totally ridiculous. Look at your fuel bill next time u get it. I called my fuel provider and that is what they told me. Unreal!!! We are being taxed to death here. The reservation lives tax free...so why cant we??
obviously

Syracuse, NY

#22 Oct 21, 2011
This is also the reason our gas prices are higher than anywhere else. Local municipal taxes play a major role in what stores have to charge for their products.
As far as welfare goes.....well, the system doesn't work. The recipients of the benefits can always figure a way to get cash out of their benefit cards. They can put gas in their friend's car and then the friend pays them in cash (at a discount of course) so that the benefit person can buy cigs or beer or pot or another tattoo. This is just one example of how it'd done. The county should go back to the old check method. They hand out a check that will cover the person's food and staples and rent. That's it. No need for a cell phone or beer or anything else that doesn't contribute to living. They don't even need a car around here. Everything they need is within walking distance, and let's face it, many of them could use the exercise. If they run out of that money, oh well. They'd have to wait until the next check. If they have kids, they're given enough to take care of the kids properly. If the kids aren't being taken care of properly, they're removed to a foster home where they will be. The recipients check would decrease proportionately to reflect this.
NO more cell phones. NO more gas card. NO more extra cash of "entertainment". NO more tattoos. If you're on welfare, you get the basic necessities and that's it. You want more? Get a job.
The county legislatures that have allowed this should all be voted out on their collective asses. It's a shame that this county, given the retail stores in the area, need to increase taxes at all.
Yup

Lake Placid, NY

#23 Oct 21, 2011
obviously wrote:
This is also the reason our gas prices are higher than anywhere else. Local municipal taxes play a major role in what stores have to charge for their products.
As far as welfare goes.....well, the system doesn't work. The recipients of the benefits can always figure a way to get cash out of their benefit cards. They can put gas in their friend's car and then the friend pays them in cash (at a discount of course) so that the benefit person can buy cigs or beer or pot or another tattoo. This is just one example of how it'd done. The county should go back to the old check method. They hand out a check that will cover the person's food and staples and rent. That's it. No need for a cell phone or beer or anything else that doesn't contribute to living. They don't even need a car around here. Everything they need is within walking distance, and let's face it, many of them could use the exercise. If they run out of that money, oh well. They'd have to wait until the next check. If they have kids, they're given enough to take care of the kids properly. If the kids aren't being taken care of properly, they're removed to a foster home where they will be. The recipients check would decrease proportionately to reflect this.
NO more cell phones. NO more gas card. NO more extra cash of "entertainment". NO more tattoos. If you're on welfare, you get the basic necessities and that's it. You want more? Get a job.
The county legislatures that have allowed this should all be voted out on their collective asses. It's a shame that this county, given the retail stores in the area, need to increase taxes at all.
What municipal tax. Do you mean property tax?
nope

Watertown, NY

#24 Oct 22, 2011
obviously wrote:
This is also the reason our gas prices are higher than anywhere else. Local municipal taxes play a major role in what stores have to charge for their products.
As far as welfare goes.....well, the system doesn't work. The recipients of the benefits can always figure a way to get cash out of their benefit cards. They can put gas in their friend's car and then the friend pays them in cash (at a discount of course) so that the benefit person can buy cigs or beer or pot or another tattoo. This is just one example of how it'd done. The county should go back to the old check method. They hand out a check that will cover the person's food and staples and rent. That's it. No need for a cell phone or beer or anything else that doesn't contribute to living. They don't even need a car around here. Everything they need is within walking distance, and let's face it, many of them could use the exercise. If they run out of that money, oh well. They'd have to wait until the next check. If they have kids, they're given enough to take care of the kids properly. If the kids aren't being taken care of properly, they're removed to a foster home where they will be. The recipients check would decrease proportionately to reflect this.
NO more cell phones. NO more gas card. NO more extra cash of "entertainment". NO more tattoos. If you're on welfare, you get the basic necessities and that's it. You want more? Get a job.
The county legislatures that have allowed this should all be voted out on their collective asses. It's a shame that this county, given the retail stores in the area, need to increase taxes at all.
bravo, someone has to feed all of those welfare bellies
Yup

Watertown, NY

#25 Oct 22, 2011
I fully support the republican party. It is the only party that can save this country from self destruction.
Starve Them

New York, NY

#26 Oct 23, 2011
If they can't work let them starve!

Since: Sep 11

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#27 Oct 24, 2011
Wanna hear a real good one? I heard today from a gal who works in Social Services...that every family member on welfare...children included....get a free cell phone plus 120 minutes a month to keep in touch with each other. Now is that a crock of crap or what?
wow

Slingerlands, NY

#28 Oct 24, 2011
Porcelin Princess wrote:
Wanna hear a real good one? I heard today from a gal who works in Social Services...that every family member on welfare...children included....get a free cell phone plus 120 minutes a month to keep in touch with each other. Now is that a crock of crap or what?
yes, that is true. unbelievable. what's next, a new car? here's a chevy volt for ya. oops, not 'chevy' anymore, now it's 'chevrolet'

Since: Sep 11

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#29 Oct 24, 2011
I cannot believe that the working class of People in Malone are providing the tax dollars to give welfare people cell phones with 120 minutes a month and I, myself have to pay for my verizon cell phone service!!!! That really makes me soooo mad!!! Your right wow....next thing you know...they will be given new cars and $2000.00 a month for gas!!! WTH????
wrong

Guilderland, NY

#30 Oct 24, 2011
Porcelin Princess wrote:
I cannot believe that the working class of People in Malone are providing the tax dollars to give welfare people cell phones with 120 minutes a month and I, myself have to pay for my verizon cell phone service!!!! That really makes me soooo mad!!! Your right wow....next thing you know...they will be given new cars and $2000.00 a month for gas!!! WTH????
The phones are free from Safelink and Tracfone, not paid for by tax dollars. It's a new and lucrative market for these companies. Please read the story below where it clearly states that the phones are in no way funded by government.

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6029...

Since: Sep 11

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#31 Oct 27, 2011
I apologize wrong....I did read the article and it explains it totally as how to obtain one. Thank you for the advice.
Yup

Watertown, NY

#32 Oct 27, 2011
Whuh Tiff wrote:
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You are suggesting that we only have two choices: support the local bum or send money overseas.
What about a third choice? If my taxes are lowered, then I will have more money. I'll be spending that money in the local community.
These arguments have been back and forth on Topix for awhile now, but my problem isn't with supporting people who need it. I ave a problem with all the people in Malone who are on ss but who:
-Seem to be physically able to work
-Have satellite dishes or cable (not a necessity)
-Have food delivered to them all the time
-Smoke and drink alcohol excessively
It is very frustrating to have to budget and do without luxury items while people who live near me seem to have those luxuries.
I don't know what the solution is. We can't just cut everyone off, but we need to take care of these perks.
Couldn't have been said better. They all smoke and drink then we get to pay for their health complications associated with that and all of the ear infections their kids get from them smoking in their dumps.

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