Thursday, January 21, 2010

56% Of Local Poor Live In Suburbs

Only 44% live in the city.

A new report shows nearly one out of every three people in the Rochester region is living below the poverty level.


SCATS ~~ And this is BEFORE Uncle Dave & Uncle John raise our taxes!


Anonymous said...

this link doesn't work

SCATS said...

To 12:12PM ~~ Thanks for the heads up. It should be OK now.

Anonymous said...

I know we are poor. My tax bill makes it so!

We need a tax cut for the old, the young, the rich and the poor.

Let me know when that goes into affect.

Anonymous said...

I know some of you can't accept this but at the same time poverty has increased the wealth accumulated at the top of the income chain has increased at a pretty high rate. Taxes on the wealthy have gone down.

We need a real change in the tax structure so that the middle class pays less and those making more money get higher taxes.

Anonymous said...

Flat tax. Get rid of exemptions and deductions. Fica at a rate of 7% no matter what you make. Get rid of not-o-profits in general.
For example think about the story in yesterday's paper about the fund raisers that kept 75 to 86% of the total donations. Cuomo is after them, 2 in Rochester area. Yet those donations were 100% tax exemption for anyone who does not take the standard deduction. And how about the millions of dollars worth of church property that is totally free of any tax.

SCATS said...

To 2:37PM ~~ Not only church property but school district property and college & university property. Then look at all of the tax breaks given to commercial properties, like the mall and strip plazas, sauce makers, etc.

Graehaven said...

Have to disagree Scats, I humbly submit. Churches are funded by AFTER TAX DOLLARS given freely by members. Taxing it again is double dipping and wrong. The members who attend and give have already been double dipped on a number of levels by the state, and locality.

Concentrating efforts on going after MORE money by penalizing worthy organizations (yes there are exceptions) is the wrong path. The right path is going after our tax and spend politicians and replacing them. Let's work there.

SCATS said...

To Graehaven ~~ As much as I'd like to agree with you, I must remind you that MY house (and yours) was also funded with after tax dollars. On top of the tax breaks, churches are very often politically active. For that reason alone, I think they should pay tax.