The great plate debate

The great plate debate

There are 31 comments on the WHEC-TV Rochester, NY story from Nov 16, 2009, titled The great plate debate. In it, WHEC-TV Rochester, NY reports that:

Were you outraged about the possibility of having to pay $25 for a new license plate next year? If so, you were not alone.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WHEC-TV Rochester, NY.

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Victor survivor

Geneva, NY

#1 Nov 16, 2009
Erlier today it was called a tax at least now it is correctly stated as a fee. I like the retro look and would pay the fee, with change thats hard money. The governor seems to be spitting out binary shingles all over the map.
my advice keep it simple gov.;
ban overtime
request a 3% giveback on pensions and a 5% cut in wages for state employies.try boiled buffalo t****
for lunch
I Feel Sick

Rochester, NY

#2 Nov 16, 2009
How long will we be able to keep the smile on our faces? They will get us one way or the other. Next time, they will not give us any warning and it may be for more than $25.
Straight Shooter

Fairport, NY

#3 Nov 16, 2009
If we had the High-Speed rail, DiNolfo could've gone to Albany and back in a few hours - wouldn't delivering the signatures by UPS been cheaper?
Shut_your_friggi n_piehole

Newark, NY

#4 Nov 16, 2009
What a stupid idea to begin with, as a new yorker, I am sick of the New York State Government trying to figure out new ways to take my money. those new plates are ugly, I'm surprised Patterson didn't want to put his face on all the new plates. The Man loves himself.
raydog

Covina, CA

#5 Nov 16, 2009
Well there should be more than five comments about new plate it is not needed we the taxpayers already pay enough car ins. reg. and inspection.This so called gov.is not a leader but is playing a very good role as a FOOL!
Sue in Wayne County

Williamson, NY

#6 Nov 16, 2009
I Feel Sick wrote:
How long will we be able to keep the smile on our faces? They will get us one way or the other. Next time, they will not give us any warning and it may be for more than $25.
The guv is not exactly redeeming himself here. He does indeed plan to "get us one way or the other."

"The Governor said he would drop support if state lawmakers help him find other ways to come up with $129 million."
Bob from Rochester

Webster, NY

#7 Nov 16, 2009
The man is insane, I will be so glad when he is kicked out of Albany. He is running everyone out of the State of New York. Businesses can't afford to operate here, there are so many rules, regulations and taxes I see why they are leaving. He has raised the hunting and fishing licenses quite a bit, and was proposing raising the cost of a basic New York State Security Guards license from $80.00 to over $600.00. Lets not forget he was going to put extra taxes on soda, hair and nail saloons. Am I mistaking or is this the same genius that was going to impose a tax on farmers for their flatulating (farting) cows. Was this man ever drug tested before taking office? Where is all the money taken in from the lottery going? He is sucking the life out of us. It's time for everyone to stand up and say enough is enough. The government is supposed to work for us not against us.
cjk

Henrietta, NY

#8 Nov 16, 2009
I know the answer...... STOP paying for all the deadbeats living off the welfare system. There are jobs out there you just need to be willing to do them!
Ann

Rochester, NY

#9 Nov 16, 2009
So the new license plate wasn't for "safety reasons" after all. In his demand that lawmakers come up with another way to make $129 million, he is admitting that this was a frivolous attempt to grab money from us. I say lower some state wages.

Since: Aug 09

Medina, NY

#10 Nov 16, 2009
Dear Governor Patterson,

Could you please explain to me why state employees are enjoying benefits that private citizen employees were forced to give up over 30 years ago? i.e.: pensions, sick days, vacation, etc., and why you feel the need to continue to steel from our houses before cleaning up your own? I am fully aware that you did not create this mess but as Governor you are now responsible for making it right. If you want to know how to save the $139,000,000 that you would have gained by further burdening private citizens, simply walk out of your office and ask your receptionist what his/her benefits are, then go out into the private sector and compare.

If this doesn’t make sense to you, I suggest you prepare for the “Tea Party”

Since: Aug 09

Medina, NY

#11 Nov 16, 2009
cjk wrote:
I know the answer...... STOP paying for all the deadbeats living off the welfare system. There are jobs out there you just need to be willing to do them!
A clue, no.
fidel castro

Clockville, NY

#12 Nov 16, 2009
yeah maybe they should stop giving rochester money for their stupid plans like 430 condos down here in charlotte! and gardens to beautify the ghetto.
I TEAM ME

Rochester, NY

#13 Nov 16, 2009
legalize and tax marijuana!
massive industry waiting to be tapped.

did it with alcohol and tobacco and both those substances wayyyy worse than marijuana.

then change the stupid conservative politics that hinder further growth in our state and open a few casinos!
why should the indians be the only ones allowed to operate casinos in ny???

conservative politicians are f'n stupid!!!!!!!
Victor survivor

Geneva, NY

#14 Nov 17, 2009
cjk wrote:
I know the answer...... STOP paying for all the deadbeats living off the welfare system. There are jobs out there you just need to be willing to do them!
just because somebody IS ON WELFARE DOESN'T MAKE THEM A DEADBEAT
and you can't live off welfare' you can barley afford soap on welfare and alot of vets are on welfare so are women with cancer. lets rise above natzi scapegoating
josie

Spencerport, NY

#15 Nov 17, 2009
The governors' approval rating could hit 9% with a decision to snuff out a dumb idea to big with...whoopee! How about some decent management of NY?
Sue in Wayne County

Williamson, NY

#16 Nov 17, 2009
fidel castro wrote:
yeah maybe they should stop giving rochester money for their stupid plans like 430 condos down here in charlotte! and gardens to beautify the ghetto.
or giving out free money to welfare for big screens oops I mean school supplies.
Sue in Wayne County

Williamson, NY

#17 Nov 17, 2009
Victor survivor wrote:
I like the retro look and would pay the fee, with change thats hard money.
Yikes, I think its so ugly that I would pay twice that just to keep it off my car.
Salad

Falls Church, VA

#18 Nov 17, 2009
People with jobs and people who wanna work are leaving this state in droves. And people who don’t wanna work stay or move here and collect.

Welfare reform is needed and needed NOW.

Not to mention cut backs needed in state government. My overall pay and benefits has been in reverse for the past four years. I was laid-off for 5 weeks this year with two more to go (end of year plant is shut down for two weeks). Them douchebags in Albany act like children, locking doors and hiding keys so people can’t get in and work, or just refusing to vote, but STILL GET PAID! B*LLSH*T!!!!
goodbye

Spencerport, NY

#19 Nov 17, 2009
Welfare is needed...by some....NOT to be a lifestyle or a way of life for 5 generations. THOSE are the people who need to work.

CUT WELFARE.....stop having babies....
moveonrochester

Farmington, NY

#20 Nov 17, 2009
CapnJack1st wrote:
Dear Governor Patterson,
Could you please explain to me why state employees are enjoying benefits that private citizen employees were forced to give up over 30 years ago? i.e.: pensions, sick days, vacation, etc., and why you feel the need to continue to steel from our houses before cleaning up your own? I am fully aware that you did not create this mess but as Governor you are now responsible for making it right. If you want to know how to save the $139,000,000 that you would have gained by further burdening private citizens, simply walk out of your office and ask your receptionist what his/her benefits are, then go out into the private sector and compare.
If this doesn’t make sense to you, I suggest you prepare for the “Tea Party”
Ditto. I agree with you they have alot of explaining to do and alot of issues to address.

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