Debt Ceiling Debate - Hopkinton, RI

Discuss the national Debt Ceiling debate in Hopkinton, RI.

Should taxing the rich be part of the agreement to raise the debt ceiling?

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Lost in Hopkinton

Meriden, CT

#1 Jul 17, 2011
Might help, but will not solve the problem. Cut spending. They are going to spend Gov money to convert a Mill to affordable housing. Since there is a large inventory of empty homes, lets add more that we do not need. Reed and Whitehouse spend money that is not there, so your children can have the debt.

Since: Feb 10

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#2 Jul 19, 2011
ďYou cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. You cannot legislate the poor into
freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives
without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The
Government cannot give to anybody anything that the Government does not
first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they
do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and
when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody
else is going to get what they work for, that is surely the end of any
nation's future."

-Abraham Lincoln
Uncle Buck

Hope Valley, RI

#3 Jan 22, 2012
What I love is how the town steals your money. Yeah, steals. I pay my taxes every year, and get absolutely nothing. The street was not plowed or sanded. I have not seen a Hopkinton police cruiser in maybe six months. Correction, I have seen the State Police patrolling but no Hopkinton Police. I have seen a Hopkinton Cruiser parked at the Fire Station early in the morning hoping to catch people not stopping at Spring Street. The high beams being on is a dead give away that they are there. Even with the Cruiser setting there, I wonder if anyone is in it. They could be across the street at the bakery.

The Town Council increases the taxes every year. I have attended the financial meetings and itís unbelievable. If they can not pay for things, cut what you do spend. I have to. I donít get a raise every year. Don't put the burden of your incompetence on the backs of the home owner.

Sorry for the vent, but it just gets me wondering where does all that tax money go? Another winter and the street doesn't get plowed.

The good news there are maybe half the houses on the street in Forclosure, and have been for over two to three years. Something is going to hit the fan soon.
HELP4us

Westerly, RI

#4 Jan 28, 2012
TO UNCLE BUCK: IF YOU WANT EVEN MORE PROOF OF THE HOPKINTON POLICE DEPTS INACTIVITY COME ON OVER TO WEST ST IN ASHAWAY. A CERTAIN FAMILY ABOUT HALF WAY ON THE STREET HAS A NIGHTMARE SON AND HIS FRIENDS WHO DRIVE JACKED UP TRUCKS AND SUVS ,ALWAYS SPEEDING UP AND DOWN THE ROAD,ENDANGERING ANYONE IN THEIR WAY, BURNING OUT OF HIS DRIVEWAY,KNOWING FULL WELL ANOTHER VEHICLE OR PERSON COULD BE COMING OVER THE LITTLE HILL BEFORE HIS HOUSE..OH EXCUSE ME, NOT HIS HOUSE, HIS PARENTS HOUSE...YES THIS CHILD HAS PARENTS....PARENTS WHO ALLOW THEIR SON TO ENGAGE IN THIS DANGEROUS ACTIVITY..IF YOU KNEW, LIKE WE ON WEST ST DO, WHO THE PARENTS ARE, YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND WHY THE SON IS THIS WAY...MENTAL ATTITUDE "NOT MY LITTLE BOY"... POLICE INVOLVEMENT ????.... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...WE HAVE ALL BEEN CALLING FOR YEARS...YEARS....HMMMMM...AND RECENTLY OTHER NEIGHBORS AROUND THE CORNER ON ANOTHER STREET HAVE STATED THAT THEY ALSO HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH THE SAME BUNCH OF WIMPS ...POLICE INVOLVEMENT????..HAHAHAHAHAHA. .NONE !!!!!!!!!!
THEIR CHILDREN ALMOST KILLED BY THESE WIMPS AS THEY CROSSED THE STREET, YES , USING A CROSSWALK..SO AGAIN THE QUESTION BEGS AN ANSWER..WHY DO THE POLICE PARK AT THE ASHAWAY FIRE DEPT, CRANDALL FIELD PARKING LOT AND LUCKY HOUSE RESTAURANT WAITING FOR A TICKET PRODUCER WHEN IN FACT THE TAXPAYERS OF HOPKINTON ARE SHOUTING FOR HELP TO MAKE OUR STREETS FREE OF EXTREME SPEEDERS WHO SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO DRIVE AT ALL ??...WHEN, YES, WHEN IS IT EXACTLY THAT THIS POLICE DEPT WILL TAKE ACTION ON THIS... MATTER AFTER SO MANY COMPLAINTS???? WE HAVE OFFERED YOU OUR DRIVEWAYS SO THAT YOU MAY HIDE AND CATCH THESE GUYS, SO WHAT IS THE PROBLEM???....LOTS OF MONEY TO BE COLLECTED OFF THESE LAWBREAKERS , YES LOTS OF TICKETS!!!...ONLY ONE , YES ONE PROBLEM...A RUMOR ..A RUMOR THAT HAS BEEN CIRCULATING FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW...MANY ON THE FORCE ARE CHUMMY WITH THIS FAMILY...TRUE OR FALSE???...SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY EXPLANATION WHY THESE LIFE ENDANGERING MISFITS ARE STILL DRIVING IN ASHAWAY RI....PROVE THIS A LIE..P.S.
A WELCOME TO OUR NEW CHIEF OF POLICE!!!
Nobody cares

Westerly, RI

#5 Jul 17, 2012
Hopkinton voters need to make changes not complain in the media.........The council thinks this is just their town to do what they like and you approve when you vote them back in..............Check the lates canidates, good ole boys and those who have something to gain by being in office....................
Uncle Buck

Hope Valley, RI

#6 Jul 27, 2012
I heard that the Council was complaining on the turnout for the new bonds to cover the new town hall. I just got my tax bill. Another 3%+ increase. So, if the Bond was to pass for the New Town Hall, who do you think is going to pay for it? That would be another 3% on top of the this years 3%. As luck would have it the Bond got shot down.

Maybe in the future it would be better if the Town Council notified voters when these votes are required, instead of keeping it a secret.

I wonder where we are on taxes. I had heard Hopkinton was number 4 highest in the state a couple of years ago. Maybe we haver gotten to #2 or #1. I think it's cheaper to live in Providence.
Uncle Buck

Hope Valley, RI

#7 Aug 11, 2012
Further clarification:........
From what I understand 15 people showed up to vote.

I guess the Town Council got what it wished for, a low turn out, they just voted the opposite from what the town council wanted.

A small success for the people in Hopkinton. Have no fear the Town Council will come up with another scheme.

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