Arcuri Announces $4.86 Million Hud Grants for City of Utica Housing

Oct 5, 2010 Full story: Utica Daily News 22

UTICA, October 5, 2010 a ' Today, U.S. Rep. Michael Arcuri announced today that the City of Utica has received five grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development totaling $4,861,496 to develop housing and economic opportunities, improve emergency homeless shelters, and expand the supply of decent housing to low- and very ...

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Homer

Syracuse, NY

#1 Oct 6, 2010
I wonder when people will realize that all this so called "grant" money is actually money that used to be the hard working people of this countries money. It's money that the government STOLE from the hard working people of this country only to RE-DISTRIBUTE it to people who are too lazy to go earn it themselves.
Come on now

Syracuse, NY

#2 Oct 6, 2010
How about Arcuri "announces" that the whole state and federal "grant" money program is a sham and it's the state and feds OVERTAXING the hard working people of this country and how about he "announces" that he is taking the lead role in doing away with the whole "grant" program and lowering the taxes on the hard working people of this great nation ???? How about that Mikey ? How about doing something RIGHT for us hard working Americans ??? Just another motivational tool to vote this SH!T BUM out of office !!!!!
Betcha

Utica, NY

#3 Oct 6, 2010
By hardworking Americans, you mean RICH hardly working Americans?
Colonel Klink

Ithaca, NY

#4 Oct 6, 2010
SGT Shultz says... ZEEEE Mooooney is for ROOOOFIE ROOOOOOFARO to wrobbb
Hardly working

Whitesboro, NY

#5 Oct 6, 2010
Betcha wrote:
By hardworking Americans, you mean RICH hardly working Americans?
No, I think the writer to whom you're addressing your comment said it right--HARDWORKING AMERICANS. The middle class, the working poor, the ones who go to work on a daily basis and aren't a burden to society because they're not fat and lazy sloughs.

Nor can you fault the so-called "RICH" if they're "hardly working" cuz they're not sucking on teats of the public dole.
BASEBALL BATS BEATINGS

Rockport, ME

#6 Oct 6, 2010
Carl Paladino would work as governor for free!

He'd do it for nothing.
If elected governor, multimillionaire Buffalo developer Carl Paladino said he would forgo the $179,000 salary if possible, and if that is impractical for legal reasons, he would turn it over to charity.
"If I had to take the salary, I'd donate it," Paladino said Tuesday night after a fundraiser at Casa Larga winery in Perinton. "When I say donate it, I mean the whole thing. I think there are a lot of worthy causes that could use the money."
Earlier in the day, Paladino greeted scores of supporters during the opening of a new campaign office in Brighton, telling them, "I'm not motivated by money. I'm not motivated by power. I have no ego to fulfill and I don't need praise or a pat on the back."
His spokesman, Michael Caputo, told the Democrat and Chronicle that the campaign was exploring ways for Paladino to dispense with the governor's salary. Caputo said it was unclear whether there are restrictions on a governor forgoing a salary or giving it to certain charities.
Many wealthy politicians work for no pay.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California gives his $206,500 salary back to the state. Meg Whitman, the former chief executive of eBay who is running for governor in California, also has promised not to take a salary. Former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine took $1. Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire mayor of New York City, also does the job for a buck.
"Maybe he'll take $1.50," Caputo said of Paladino in jest. "He's not a billionaire."
Paladino opened a campaign headquarters in a former bank in the Tops plaza on South Clinton Avenue adorned with bright orange trash bags that read "Helping Carl take out the trash."
He entered to applause from a large crowd and an endorsement from Monroe County Republican Chairman Bill Reilich, who had supported Rick Lazio until the Republican primary. Paladino won the primary in Monroe County with 79 percent of the vote.
Paladino warned that jobs would be lost if he's elected and follows through on a campaign pledge to cut $20 billion from Medicaid. The University of Rochester and its affiliated health providers are, combined, the largest employer in Rochester. The largest payer of health services in the state is Medicaid.
"It will affect some people, I'm sure," Paladino said. "It's going to affect some people who are unnecessary to running a good program. We're going to bring efficiency to the program, we're going to root out waste, fraud and abuse."
To cut down on Medicaid costs, Paladino plans on paying family members to take care of relatives who would otherwise be in nursing homes, saying it would save money.
Paladino continued to challenge his Democratic opponent, Andrew Cuomo, to a debate.
A Siena College poll on Tuesday found Paladino trailing Cuomo by 24 points, and Cuomo leading upstate by 2 percentage points.
Sixty-one percent of those surveyed by Siena said they found Paladino, whose recent controversies include an angry back-and-forth with a New York Post reporter, lacking the temperament to lead the state.
The poll of 636 likely voters was conducted Sunday and Monday. It has a margin of error of 3.9 percentage points.
Paladino said he's focused on winning the election and noted the discrepancy in polls immediately before the primary and that contest's result.
Cuomo has not opened a separate campaign office locally. His local activities are informally coordinated through the Monroe County Democratic Committee headquarters on University Avenue.
Fact

Montréal, Canada

#7 Oct 6, 2010
The next time you hear a candidate for public office or any elected official say they're going to create jobs or stimulate the local economy tell them that they're full of shit. Only private industry can create real productive jobs. The only way government creates jobs (government jobs) is through legal plunder. They confiscate more of your hard earned dollars and redistribute them to someone else. This includes grants and all "stimulus" schemes.
Fact

Montréal, Canada

#8 Oct 6, 2010
True. But only if the rich aren't business owners accepting government money in return for special political favors then they would be sucking on the teats of the public dole...corporate welfare.
Hardly working wrote:
<quoted text>
Nor can you fault the so-called "RICH" if they're "hardly working" cuz they're not sucking on teats of the public dole.
Think

Chicago, IL

#9 Oct 6, 2010
Our government has 535 people (or so) that are perfect examples of why some animals in the wild eat their young.
attitude

Clyde, NY

#10 Oct 6, 2010
Homer wrote:
I wonder when people will realize that all this so called "grant" money is actually money that used to be the hard working people of this countries money. It's money that the government STOLE from the hard working people of this country only to RE-DISTRIBUTE it to people who are too lazy to go earn it themselves.
Guaranteed votes from the "hard working" (joke) people in Cornhill.
Most of the other houses that were built a few years ago are trashed already.
Yankee

Cortland, NY

#11 Oct 6, 2010
Homer wrote:
I wonder when people will realize that all this so called "grant" money is actually money that used to be the hard working people of this countries money. It's money that the government STOLE from the hard working people of this country only to RE-DISTRIBUTE it to people who are too lazy to go earn it themselves.
In addition, we should scream protests at the top of our lungs when the politicians seeking reelection use grant money to hire people. HEY! It's a GRANT....meaning it's a one-time, good-time deal. It's NOT guaranteed for next year, or after that, so how will those new hires be paid?(I'll give a hint: it starts with a "T", and ends in "x" and is usually accompanied by "Increase")
attitude

Clyde, NY

#12 Oct 6, 2010
Hardly working wrote:
<quoted text>
No, I think the writer to whom you're addressing your comment said it right--HARDWORKING AMERICANS. The middle class, the working poor, the ones who go to work on a daily basis and aren't a burden to society because they're not fat and lazy sloughs.
Nor can you fault the so-called "RICH" if they're "hardly working" cuz they're not sucking on teats of the public dole.
I agree. If the "rich" are hardly working, they've earned it. All the politicians who believe that Obama bullshit about redestributing the wealth should be voted out of office. The way I see it, I have worked for everything I own and I don't feel I "Owe" anybody anything! I would rather send my money to a third world country where the people really need it, than to have to give my hard working money to lazy Americans that have computers, cell phones, big screen TV's, hi-def. cable, yet can't feed and clothe their children. Oh, and they can afford to smoke, drink and use drugs. The whole system is a joke.
observant

Sherborn, MA

#13 Oct 6, 2010
A low-incom household isn't for people who do won't. They're for people who make a low income. What it says is...hey, you have a job and wed rather fill our neighborhoods with homeowners than renter. The grants are used to convert old rundown homes or build a decent housing stock without adding to the purchase cost. You can not like that, but don't make up that its for some welfare queen.

“Take Action !!!”

Since: Jan 08

Indian Trail, NC

#14 Oct 7, 2010
So sorry to intrude...
BUT, aren't most taxes paid by the wealthy and the corporations ?
AND, aren't most of you... NOT THEM ?

So... grant money... is from THEM... to YOU !

And... you are against it ?

If you are RICH... be against it.
If you are a CORPORATION... be against it.
OTHERWISE... you make no sense.
Come on now

Syracuse, NY

#15 Oct 7, 2010
So UTLT you must be unemployed, because the last time I checked MY paycheck I noticed that about 28% was taken out for taxes, and I noticed that my fishing license is now 30 FU@CING dollars, it used to be like half that two years ago, and sales tax in Oneida County is like 9 % and the tax on a gallon of gas is about $1.75 and now we have to pay additional sales tax on clothing we buy and my property taxes and school taxes seem to go up every year and they are thousands of dollars, sooooooooooooooooooooo I don't know what BOX you are living under, but I think it's safe to say that for every dollar we EARN we probably take home 33 cents. SO who isn't making any sense now ????

“Take Action !!!”

Since: Jan 08

Indian Trail, NC

#16 Oct 7, 2010
YooHoo... "Come on now"
It isn't how MUCH you paid...
It is how much you paid relative to the whole bunch of us..

If you aren't making $200K or more.
If your house isn't worth more than $500K.
You small fry... just like me.

“Take Action !!!”

Since: Jan 08

Indian Trail, NC

#17 Oct 7, 2010
If you are making $100K.
If you are filing jointly.
If you have 3 dependents.
Your marginal tax rate is 25%
Your AVERAGE tax rate... is merely 6%

Yes... I'm only talking about federal.

Try this calculator out...
It will make you feel better... HONEST !

http://www.dinkytown.net/java/TaxMargin.html
Come on now

Syracuse, NY

#18 Oct 7, 2010
Here's a calculator for you UTLT, add up all the taxes you pay on your paycheck, at the gas pump, add up ALL the taxes you pay on EVERYTHING you purchase and then tell me what percentage of a dollar you actually put in your pocket, then get back to me.

“Take Action !!!”

Since: Jan 08

Indian Trail, NC

#19 Oct 7, 2010
Oh...'Come on now'...
Surely you noticed that you said... when I look at my paycheck...
That is implying... income tax.
Marginal rate... implies income tax.

THE POINT IS...
The Grants mentioned on this thread...
are mostly paid for by corporations and rich...
WE... Utica... aren't them.
GET IT ?
We ARE the poor !
We are the recipients of government pork.
NOT the funders of it !
Come on now

Syracuse, NY

#20 Oct 8, 2010
And what is the governments "cut" on the managing the money they STEAL from the rich ???? Hmmmmmmmm , never thought about that ? Let's see, hundreds of government workers getting a salary, THE BEST health insurance and pension plan (both of which are one of the biggest budget problems that all the states and local governments are wondering how they are going to pay for) all paid for by taxes that the middle class worker pays. Should we continue ?

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