From Dave,Now, I'm not trying to start an all out war. I am simply curious as to why people who do not own property in Ticonderoga are allowed to vote in the school budget.
Why are 18 yr old students who don't own property allowed to vote but people who own a second home up here and pay an enormous amount in taxes not allowed to vote? It makes no sense to me.
At 18 yrs old you have no concept of owning a home and the responsibilities (i.e. school/property taxes) that it encompasses. Why did they have a say in how our tax dollars are being wasted...oops, I meant spent.
This was not a presidential election, this was a local school budget vote. Eighteen year olds, while maturing, can still be naive and thus vulnerable to being swayed in their vote.
The win was so very close at 35 votes that it really makes me wonder how many of those votes were made by 18 yr olds who were "open to suggestion" before the vote.
Does anyone know of any legislation that may prohibit this from happening in the future? I'm getting so very tired of being robbed.
Sounds like everyone who voted to reject the amended budget, should get togeather, and use whatever news media, they can; to carry the message of the tea party. I can't believe that people are that stupid in Ti. For the school board, to come back with an ammended budget, that equates to a .04% decrease in the budget, is a slap in the face to the taxpayers of Ticonderoga.
John and the school board, may think they have won the war, but I have a feeling that, the major BATTLES lie aheaed.
Everybody is feeling the pain of the economic crisis, but it seems like the school board, and John aren't listening to the news OR the voters.
Just my .02cents.
If you don't like my spelling, please grin and bear it; just like I have to do when I think about the vote count.
Anyone who want's to ORGANIZE and try, to make the school district a world class district, please respond.