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$350 checks are a political bribe

March 22, 2013

A bad idea has been resurrected in this year’s New York state budget, another example of the political games for which Albany is infamou....

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bjccd5

Mar-25-13 9:33 PM

be careful banned2, truth is about to become constitutional in regard to whom who call who or what.

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alumni

Mar-25-13 8:40 AM

How about they take less of my money in the first place and let me decide how to best utilize my own financial resources?

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bjccd5

Mar-24-13 12:01 PM

Isn't any incentive offered to a specific group while excluding others a political bribe? I, personally, fall w/in the identified group here and won't be returning my check. A definite step in efforts to boost a lagging economy.

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canoer

Mar-23-13 9:33 AM

Certainly sounds like a vote getter...Andy's spindoctors should have thought it thru a bit better. Also, got to agree that Mrs. Little should not have endorsed it w/o looking at the big picture. Giving back money to only families is certainly unfair to the rest of the taxpayers, who don't have one or more extra deductions. To give rebates to high end earners is a bit troubling as well. This is not fair to all other taxpayers. It would be better to return money to school districts and hospitals, if so much is floating around.

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ITprober

Mar-22-13 1:08 PM

I thought this was a left leaning newspaper, right? Peter, you are against a hand out to families? Wow, that's new!

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ITprober

Mar-22-13 1:07 PM

How about this idea? Stop buying up tens of thousands of acres of forest that noone will ever use. Or how about selling 75% of the land to businesses and people willing to work the land for profit, thereby creating a tax base to alleviate tax burdens across the Adirondack Compound? Hmmm? And yes it is a bribe from the King of NY.

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Afinehowdoyoudo

Mar-22-13 12:52 PM

or not giving it to just families? What about everyone with an income under a certain amount?

Also- how much is this NCCC "Inauguration" costing the college? No raises for 3 years for staff and they are spending thousands of dollars on a Coronation? Crazy

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AdkBuddy

Mar-22-13 11:14 AM

How about paying down some of that tens of billions of dollars of debt the state has? Noooo, that would make too much sense.

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