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Senior citizen

Mansfield, OH

#1 Jan 24, 2013
Please vote NO on the school levy and the deluxe water park!! I will never use the water park. I don't even know how to swim! Why should I have to pay for this deluxe water park? Senior citizens can not afford more taxes!!!!! The school asked for a 1per cent for five years! They got what they wanted. Now, they want to make it permanent. The school system says it's no more tax! I say that was trickery!!!! Place it on the ballot for 5 years then next time make it permanent. I say NO MORE TAXES!!
what the fillintheblank

Van Wert, OH

#2 Jan 24, 2013
A new record! You used the word "I" so many times in that short paragraph that we're all beginning to think we should rename this town after you. Sorry your highness, didn't realize it was all about you here.
Get With It

Findlay, OH

#3 Jan 24, 2013
Agreed we shouldn't just say "her ya go. here's our money that you can now spend however you want and we'll never be able to hold anyone accountable if they misuse the money they're given." It's pretty ballsy on thier part, but like most things we can vote it down but i think it'll somehow "pass"

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#6 Jan 24, 2013
It would be pure foolishness on the part of the citizens to vote to make the school income tax permanent.

Does anyone remember when there was talk about Honda coming to VW? Increase in property taxes and income taxes. So what happens if the Mega-site does come through and we have a major employer locate here? An increase in property taxes and income taxes, of which the VW City Schools benefits. Does anyone really believe that if we see an large increase in tax revenue that the school would lower rates to the benefit of the taxpayers?

Mr. Amstutz wants to argue that the school needs to do this because of the uncertainty of the future and the need to maintain cash flow. We, as taxpayers, need to vote "No" for the same reasons, the uncertainty of the future. To lock ourselves into a tax without a clear picture of the future is reckless.
Rush Says

Van Wert, OH

#8 Jan 24, 2013
Senior citizen wrote:
Please vote NO on the school levy and the deluxe water park!! I will never use the water park. I don't even know how to swim! Why should I have to pay for this deluxe water park? Senior citizens can not afford more taxes!!!!! The school asked for a 1per cent for five years! They got what they wanted. Now, they want to make it permanent. The school system says it's no more tax! I say that was trickery!!!! Place it on the ballot for 5 years then next time make it permanent. I say NO MORE TAXES!!
Just hurry up and die then, ya senile old codger. Just think, you wouldn't have to pay any more taxes. Ever.
Plus, you won't be standing in the way of progress when your old, baggy azz is buried in the dirt.:D
what the fillintheblank

Van Wert, OH

#9 Jan 24, 2013
I knew that somehow the voters of V-dub could screw up a school system. You can build a new building but the old mentality will make it just as difficult to operate. Where are all you construction, financial and operational geniuses when there's nothing to vote against? Why aren't you helping with all of your "knowledge". There is no excuse for your negativity. If this town is, as some of you say "pathetic", you are to blame. The real world is passing you by.

It takes smarts and motivation to solve problems and make things work. Those who sit back will experience set back.
what the fillintheblank

Van Wert, OH

#10 Jan 24, 2013
Kirby R Kelly wrote:
It would be pure foolishness on the part of the citizens to vote to make the school income tax permanent.
Does anyone remember when there was talk about Honda coming to VW? Increase in property taxes and income taxes. So what happens if the Mega-site does come through and we have a major employer locate here? An increase in property taxes and income taxes, of which the VW City Schools benefits. Does anyone really believe that if we see an large increase in tax revenue that the school would lower rates to the benefit of the taxpayers?
Mr. Amstutz wants to argue that the school needs to do this because of the uncertainty of the future and the need to maintain cash flow. We, as taxpayers, need to vote "No" for the same reasons, the uncertainty of the future. To lock ourselves into a tax without a clear picture of the future is reckless.
It would be pure foolishness to vote for Kirby Kelly for anything but animal control officer. On second thought, that would violate anti-cruelty laws.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#11 Jan 24, 2013
what the fillintheblank wrote:
<quoted text>
It would be pure foolishness to vote for Kirby Kelly for anything but animal control officer. On second thought, that would violate anti-cruelty laws.
And what is so foolish to advocate that the citizens and taxpayers should hold their government accountable? All I'm suggesting is that it's not in the best interest of the taxpayers to make this tax permanent, eliminating the chance for the citizens to review and revise every five years. If, as many hope, the mega-site gets a occupant (more than likely a major employer), then would we need a 1% income tax or could it be reduced, putting more money back into the citizen's wallets? I guesss I don't understand your thought process which seems to be based on enslaving the citizens to the finacial desires of any government entity.
tax payin fool

Van Wert, OH

#12 Jan 24, 2013
Kirby R Kelly wrote:
<quoted text>And what is so foolish to advocate that the citizens and taxpayers should hold their government accountable? All I'm suggesting is that it's not in the best interest of the taxpayers to make this tax permanent, eliminating the chance for the citizens to review and revise every five years. If, as many hope, the mega-site gets a occupant (more than likely a major employer), then would we need a 1% income tax or could it be reduced, putting more money back into the citizen's wallets? I guesss I don't understand your thought process which seems to be based on enslaving the citizens to the finacial desires of any government entity.
Ya know what? It would be one thing if these people actually took the time to find out for themselves how these schools operate in 2013 and what pressures they deal with. But, they don't take that time. They hear the word tax and go off. I have paid attention to the school board meetings and have talked with administration officials. I know they have cut and are responsible. I also want the best for my kids and I will get it for them, even if i have to move to where people care. These irresponsible voters who do not educate themselves on the issues are driving the rest of us out of town - or preventing us from wanting to move here. My kids futures are too important. Much more important than the success of Van Wert. Irresponsible people will get exactly what they deserve.
GOFORIT

West Mansfield, OH

#13 Jan 24, 2013
tax payin fool wrote:
<quoted text>
Ya know what? It would be one thing if these people actually took the time to find out for themselves how these schools operate in 2013 and what pressures they deal with. But, they don't take that time. They hear the word tax and go off. I have paid attention to the school board meetings and have talked with administration officials. I know they have cut and are responsible. I also want the best for my kids and I will get it for them, even if i have to move to where people care. These irresponsible voters who do not educate themselves on the issues are driving the rest of us out of town - or preventing us from wanting to move here. My kids futures are too important. Much more important than the success of Van Wert. Irresponsible people will get exactly what they deserve.
. I'll make sure they turn all the lights green for you so you don't have to stop on your way out of town. See Ya.

“..EXPECT US..”

Since: Dec 12

LULZ, OHIO

#14 Jan 24, 2013
Senior citizen wrote:
Please vote NO on the school levy and the deluxe water park!! I will never use the water park. I don't even know how to swim! Why should I have to pay for this deluxe water park? Senior citizens can not afford more taxes!!!!! The school asked for a 1per cent for five years! They got what they wanted. Now, they want to make it permanent. The school system says it's no more tax! I say that was trickery!!!! Place it on the ballot for 5 years then next time make it permanent. I say NO MORE TAXES!!
Already plan to.
that is crazy

Westerville, OH

#15 Jan 24, 2013
That's crazy. You evidently are richer than most. Why don't you rich people pay a little more in taxes if you think it is so important and leave those who don't make as much as you do keep what we make?

You rich arrogant people move into town and convince some people that they need to spend a lot of money to satisfy your ego. They in turn for some reason try to suck up to you and then when the government spends the money and goes into debt and puts the hurt on many family budgets, you clowns move out of town and don't help pay for anything leaving the poor people of the community to pay for what you wanted.

I have little sympathy for you rich folk. You say if you don't get your way you will move. Why don't you do us all a favor and move anyway and let us keep our money.

I for one am tired of the poor little rich folks crying because they don't get their way. Get out of town.
take it ez dum dum

Crestline, OH

#16 Jan 24, 2013
what the fillintheblank wrote:
I knew that somehow the voters of V-dub could screw up a school system. You can build a new building but the old mentality will make it just as difficult to operate. Where are all you construction, financial and operational geniuses when there's nothing to vote against? Why aren't you helping with all of your "knowledge". There is no excuse for your negativity. If this town is, as some of you say "pathetic", you are to blame. The real world is passing you by.
It takes smarts and motivation to solve problems and make things work. Those who sit back will experience set back.
Well there brainiac, we were here and we we not asked about the construction, finance or operations of OUR new school. The State waved a grant in their face and they took it. I don't recall many public meetings in regards to helping with those three issues you mention. There would have been at least 2% of the ideas they could have used and those 2% would have helped OUR school system in many ways. Unfortunately OUR school system does not run like industry where varied and different views begat success. The reason for our negativity is because none of the arrogant administrators have had the courtesy to ask. Need more proof? Look at how they are handling the football field. More trouble and higher taxes ahead for the new one they will say we HAVE TO HAVE within the next five years.
truant officer

Van Wert, OH

#17 Jan 25, 2013
You people have the I'm not good enough disease. Get some self respect. If your so called rich folks move out of town, you're all screwed. There will be no one to pay your welfare.
harsh reality

Marysville, OH

#18 Jan 25, 2013
take it ez dum dum wrote:
<quoted text>Well there brainiac, we were here and we we not asked about the construction, finance or operations of OUR new school. The State waved a grant in their face and they took it. I don't recall many public meetings in regards to helping with those three issues you mention. There would have been at least 2% of the ideas they could have used and those 2% would have helped OUR school system in many ways. Unfortunately OUR school system does not run like industry where varied and different views begat success. The reason for our negativity is because none of the arrogant administrators have had the courtesy to ask. Need more proof? Look at how they are handling the football field. More trouble and higher taxes ahead for the new one they will say we HAVE TO HAVE within the next five years.
We were not asked! That's your excuse? You're going with that? YOU'VE got to get involved. They don't know who YOU are. Make yourself known. I think you're just negative people in general. You want things to fail. You can't wait until YOU have an opportunity to say "I told you so, you didn't ask me." How freakin' lame! What happens when they have to cut the bussing and you have to take your kid to school? What happens when the free or reduced lunches go away and those kids have to brown bag it? The schools number one responsibility is to educate, not to transport, feed and entertain. You neggies should take a moment to learn how the world works ouside of your 5 square miles.
what the fillintheblank

Marysville, OH

#19 Jan 25, 2013
I know, right? This is a small town about half full of class envy people. It's funny when you consider that the whole place is just middle and lower middle class. No rich, no poor by any bigger city standards. Plus, they have no idea what a huge roll the so-called "rich" people here are playing in their well being. If the "rich" bail out, the tax base goes with it. Turn out the lights, the party's over!
richest guy in town

Marysville, OH

#20 Jan 25, 2013
GOFORIT wrote:
<quoted text>. I'll make sure they turn all the lights green for you so you don't have to stop on your way out of town. See Ya.
Okay Honey Boo Boo, you do that.
idiots

Westerville, OH

#21 Jan 25, 2013
The rich have all of their money because they made it off of the backs of the poor. Everything they want, they want somebody else to pay for it so they can keep their money.

The rich long for the days when they controlled the company store; that is the time when they would pay their workers off in coupons that were only good for the stores the rich owned and since the coupons could only be spent at the stores the rich owned they marked the prices way up so that the poor workers were left with noting.
A loaf of bread would be $10.

You might tell somebody else about how good the rich are and expect them to believe it, but don't tell me how good the rich are and expect me to believe it.
say whaaaa

Marysville, OH

#22 Jan 25, 2013
idiots wrote:
The rich have all of their money because they made it off of the backs of the poor. Everything they want, they want somebody else to pay for it so they can keep their money.
The rich long for the days when they controlled the company store; that is the time when they would pay their workers off in coupons that were only good for the stores the rich owned and since the coupons could only be spent at the stores the rich owned they marked the prices way up so that the poor workers were left with noting.
A loaf of bread would be $10.
You might tell somebody else about how good the rich are and expect them to believe it, but don't tell me how good the rich are and expect me to believe it.
You have got to be kidding, right? We're not in the 1800's or the dust bowl days - or in New York for that matter. What could that possibly have to do with anyone around here?
A fool and his money

Wapakoneta, OH

#23 Jan 25, 2013
Talk about being irresponsible and impractical. Just look at the frivolous design of the new elementary. How much money could have been saved by eliminating the useless high rise roofs of each of the sections? They add nothing to the capacity of the school. They also cause an enormous waste in heating. Warm air rises to the highest level. Who is getting warm in the top of each of those sections. Just look at the wasted materials and labor to increase the ceiling and roof for no other purpose than to appease the whims of those in charge.It is a poor wasteful design and shows the irresponsibility of those handling the money. DO NOT give thm any more of your money to so they can just "blow" as they see fit.

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