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Tarbrake: Economic development key in district

December 30, 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a series of articles highlighting major issues facing area Chautauqua County legislative districts and the legislators who will preside over the....

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Dec-31-13 8:58 AM

Another legislator who has not bothered to read the report that we paid for. I am tired of repeating it...the CC is NOT LOSING MONEY. In fact it has a SURPLUS.

Now..I want this legislator to tell me directly..just how much money will be cut from MY tax bill if they sell the CC. Oh that is right...NOT ONE DIME.

Hmm...and wonder if he made any objections to the half a million we wasted on drilling the well.

How many jobs have been lost since Edwards became County Executive?

This legislator does not seem to know very much at all. Welfare to work..participation good when not for profit did it...went way down when a FOR PROFIT OUT OF STATE company ran it. Where was he?

More of the same.

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Dec-30-13 5:11 PM

Not saying that at all Phil, what I am saying is that there won't be one penny of tax savings when the facility is closed, not one, and the negative economic impact will be heavier than you think, and that most aren't thinking about it at all. Using your logic, we'll all be better off with everyone working making less money and spending less in the area. Yep, that'll work.

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Dec-30-13 1:35 PM

Using the Christopher logic we should consider putting everybody on the public payroll. Just imagine, we could have zero unemployment. Our graduating kids would not have to leave - they could all work for government. There would be unlimited cash flowing to local businesses. Our economic problems would be behind us except for one thing. Where would we get the money to pay for all those people on the public payroll?

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Dec-30-13 12:58 PM

It'll be almost laughable when the short sighted small business owners who support selling the County Home lose tens of thousands of dollars spent throughout the local community by all of those overpaid public employees who'll be losing their jobs, replaced by people making a lot less, and all of this without one dime of a reduction to their property taxes. However, the loss in sales tax revenue just MIGHT require a raise in those property taxes.

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Dec-30-13 11:18 AM

All of the remareks are true, but this is also part of the mix and that is that one-issue voters, voters lacking in facts and loaded with party-line dogma, will continue to elect the same do-nothings that led us to this point.

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Dec-30-13 10:11 AM

They all sing the same tune, They will do what they have in the past....NOTHING!!!!!!!

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Dec-30-13 9:30 AM

How about some real specifics on the wonderful job IDA has done. When are legislators going to tell the truth they know about the county will not retain the jobs for the people there, they will be lower paying jobs, more unemployment, more welfare, less service, no tax savings. Does any one remember that the Ct.Ex. wanted to use the money to pay off OTHER bills? And lets remember to thank the 2 managers that get paid a boat load of money but not the staff that work so hard every day with decreased coworkers and increased caseloads. You wonder why there is low moral.

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Dec-30-13 9:24 AM

Where did he get these ideas?

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Dec-30-13 7:43 AM

whackjob galore, clueless, loves his $9k a year for doing nothing

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Dec-30-13 7:12 AM

More garbage, a classic case of bloviation.

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