Bpt. Councilwoman wants to move out o...

Bpt. Councilwoman wants to move out of city over high taxes

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Edison, NJ

#1 Apr 22, 2013
About a dozen residents attended the public hearing the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee held Monday on Mayor Bill Finch’s 2013-14 education budget.

As to be expected, some of the speakers were from the Black Rock section of town – the charming waterside neighborhood known for nice homes and high taxes. Residents of that area have been pleading with the council – all Democrats, like Finch – to oppose the mayor’s proposed tax hike.

The most interesting thing to happen at Monday’s hearing occurred afterward, when Councilwoman M. Evette Brantley, D-132, approached one of the Black Rock speakers to commiserate. Black Rock is in the 131st District.

“Our taxes are just as high as yours. I’m ready to sell and get out of here,” said Brantley, a homeowner.

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Although council members have expressed concern over another tax increase, Brantley’s been fuming about it since Finch broke the news earlier this month.

A few minutes later on Monday Brantley repeated her lament to some of her council colleagues.

“I wish I could sell my house (and) go in a hole somewhere like the birds,” she said.

Brantley was born and raised in Bridgeport. Was she really serious? Would she leave the city? How about downsize to a condo?

“I would like wherever I could afford it,” she said.

Taxes are always a touchy topic. While recognizing taxes are too high, the administration has been particularly sensitive about the issue in recent weeks after H&R Block labeled Bridgeport the highest taxed city. The designation causes the mayor to get visibly agitated and Finch’s office has been working hard to dispute the claim.

Brantley’s candor will be refreshing for some and cause headaches for others, including, perhaps, herself.

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“'never'”

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#2 Apr 22, 2013
This is the place you inevitably find yourself in with democrats. They will ruin a once proud city, make it unlivable, ruin the schools, and eventually, in running out of money by overspending, they will come for your money.

The politicians who run bridgeport are elected by the users, and not the producers. Lets all have a laugh and watch this ship full of the ignorant slowly sink.....

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#3 Apr 22, 2013
I do not blame her.
BPT

Sherman, CT

#4 Apr 23, 2013
Citizen44 wrote:
This is the place you inevitably find yourself in with democrats. They will ruin a once proud city, make it unlivable, ruin the schools, and eventually, in running out of money by overspending, they will come for your money.
The politicians who run bridgeport are elected by the users, and not the producers. Lets all have a laugh and watch this ship full of the ignorant slowly sink.....
aghree.
even more tragic..........people wii go vote for the dems again in this blue state.

why hasn't obama gone to texas yet? to the chemical plant.....
it's a "tragedy".......... newtown, blue state. boston, blue state.
TEXAS??!!......red state!
he not doing things because it a political issue? not this president..........

“'never'”

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#5 Apr 23, 2013
BPT wrote:
<quoted text>aghree.
even more tragic..........people wii go vote for the dems again in this blue state.
why hasn't obama gone to texas yet? to the chemical plant.....
it's a "tragedy".......... newtown, blue state. boston, blue state.
TEXAS??!!......red state!
he not doing things because it a political issue? not this president..........
I thought he was going to go to texas. But I wouldn't want him there- would you want that jerk around if you were grieving? He would inevitably attempt to campaign and wind up being offensive.
BPT

Sherman, CT

#6 Apr 23, 2013
Citizen44 wrote:
<quoted text>
I thought he was going to go to texas. But I wouldn't want him there- would you want that jerk around if you were grieving? He would inevitably attempt to campaign and wind up being offensive.
yeah, but we are ALL americans, equally.

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#7 Apr 23, 2013
Taxes are too damn high in Bridgeport.

“'never'”

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#8 Apr 23, 2013
America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
Taxes are too damn high in Bridgeport.
Democrats consider that comment high praise. Let's go on expanding government until ever penny of discresionary income is confiscated from every american. Thats the liberal idea of 'happiness'.
sunny day

Naugatuck, CT

#9 Apr 23, 2013
One reason people join the military for sex... It's just in this day... with same crappy voted in admistration .This country is becoming a joke.

“'never'”

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#10 Apr 23, 2013
sunny day wrote:
One reason people join the military for sex... It's just in this day... with same crappy voted in admistration .This country is becoming a joke.
I don't have any idea what you are trying to say here... help me out.
sunny day

Naugatuck, CT

#11 Apr 24, 2013
Citizen44 wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't have any idea what you are trying to say here... help me out.
I like the way you fixed that statement.
okay the concerts began.
Higher taxes I already do - force to pay into healthcare plan.

“'never'”

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#12 Apr 24, 2013
sunny day wrote:
<quoted text>I like the way you fixed that statement.
okay the concerts began.
Higher taxes I already do - force to pay into healthcare plan.
I didn't fix that statement. What are you on?
sunny day

Naugatuck, CT

#13 Apr 24, 2013
Citizen44 wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't fix that statement. What are you on?
I realize doesn't make sense at all, ha ha , but it does in my head and that's all that counts.

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#14 Apr 24, 2013
sunny day wrote:
<quoted text>I realize doesn't make sense at all, ha ha , but it does in my head and that's all that counts.
Samuel? Is that you??
BPT

Sherman, CT

#15 Apr 24, 2013
BPT wrote:
<quoted text>aghree.
even more tragic..........people wii go vote for the dems again in this blue state.
why hasn't obama gone to texas yet? to the chemical plant.....
it's a "tragedy".......... newtown, blue state. boston, blue state.
TEXAS??!!......red state!
he not doing things because it a political issue? not this president..........
he's going today.....but, it's for a fundraising issue.....and while he is there, he will go to a mass tomorrow.
does he ever stay in washington and do his job?

“'never'”

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#16 Apr 24, 2013
BPT wrote:
<quoted text>he's going today.....but, it's for a fundraising issue.....and while he is there, he will go to a mass tomorrow.
does he ever stay in washington and do his job?
.....Not when there's all those vacations to take. But now that the economy has completely recovered, it doesn't matter.

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#17 Apr 24, 2013
#13 is not me. I do not get up that early.
sunny day

Naugatuck, CT

#18 Apr 24, 2013
BPT wrote:
<quoted text>aghree.
even more tragic..........people wii go vote for the dems again in this blue state.
why hasn't obama gone to texas yet? to the chemical plant.....
it's a "tragedy".......... newtown, blue state. boston, blue state.
TEXAS??!!......red state!
he not doing things because it a political issue? not this president..........
Hitler wasn't doing what was best for his country, he was seeking revenge after an economic recovery but the goal was elimination not recovery.

“'never'”

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#19 Apr 25, 2013
America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
#13 is not me. I do not get up that early.
# 25 is not me.

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#20 Apr 25, 2013
# 25 is not me either.

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