Community Preservation Fund

Community Preservation Fund

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ralph williams

Dover Plains, NY

#1 Oct 19, 2007
The Boston Tea Party,the colonial revolt, our founding fathers ultimate overthrow of British Tax oppression was about a 3% tax. Current tax oppression in Brookhaven Town, the proposed 2% real estate tax, here where George Washington slept; casts the same insidious shadow, the same choke hold on your family, as well as mine. A little higher fee here, another tax there, the incremental, freedom stripping policies of (bankrupt) European style socialism, is the bill of goods being sold in Brookhaven Town today. Open space proposals, a real vote getter, highly attractive to renters,(non-landowners, non-homeowners); the class warfare political line, is the perfect formula for incumbent re-election. P.T. Barnum, a former resident of Port Jefferson, also Brookhaven Town by the way;(some things never change), said it best: "a sucker is born every minute). Open space proposals, translates to less land available for our children to own. Politicians shout to us they are preserving the land for our children; the kids will only be able to look at it, without actually having rights to the land. Preserving open space artificially inflates surrounding property values, thereby nullifying affordable housing forever. Land preservation,(a sure thing) for incumbent re-election, is attractive at first glance, until your real estate closing shows that additional 2% as just one more tax. P.T. Barnum would have a good laugh at the current voters (suckers) in Brookhaven Town, especially communities like Centereach or Port Jefferson, who will shoulder the burden of another 2% tax, without the benefit of open space preservation.(The Beacon Record Newspapers refuses to print this letter; censorship is alive and well in the print media)
I am forced to print it here instead.

Ralph Williams, Shoreham

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