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Politically Incorrect Opinions on Anything and Everything!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Politics

Politically incorrect opionions on New York City Politics, New York State Politics and Politics in the United States of America.

$11 for a Pack of Smokes in NYC!

In an effort to close the budget deficit a pack of cancer sticks will now cost an average of $11 a pack in New York City. Yeah, I know, smoking is bad for you, causes cancer (hence the term cancer stick) and is no longer socially acceptable. However, $11 a pack is just insane. Granted I am a smoker but should it really cost me that much to kill myself? You have to love the New York City way. Tax people to death; increase the cost of service while cutting back on service. Granted there will be people who quit…

New York Budget Mess – Tax Baby Tax

The City and State of New York, in hopes of closing a $9.2 billion budget gap are proposing the following; 1. Tax alcohol – Don’t worry it will only cost about $.10 more for a beer. 2. Remember the Soda Tax? – $.01 and ounce of sugary soda or really $.12 a can. 3. The $10 pack of cigs? Although a pack of smokes now costs $10 in New York City, should this budget proposal pass a pack of cigarettes will cost $11. $3.75 in taxes on cigarettes will be the new national high. Note to self, stop smoking cigs…

NYC Charter Schools Equals Public School Elimination

A Charter Schools is simply a school of choice. Parents choose the Charter School that has a curriculum that they feel would be good for the child and the teachers and administration have more say than provided in traditional public school. I feel that educational options are always a good thing but in the City of New York, charter schools are being utilized as an attempt to take over the entire NYC public school system. NYC has been closing “failing schools” at an alarming rate. “Failing schools” are considered failing schools based upon nothing more than test scores and in…

Merit Pay for Teachers in New York City

For those of you not familiar with the term merit pay, it’s simply a way for teachers to receive financial incentive for students excelling in their educational studies. So what exactly is the issue? Don’t private and public companies alike provide financial incentives to their employees for a job well done? Providing financial incentives for a job well done works just fine in most cases, but would be a disaster and not fair for teachers in the New York City School system. So why is it that merit pay does not work and should not be implemented in the New…

Obamacare – It’s About Time

Obamacare is here and I can’t believe the gloom and doom being reported in the papers, news and on blogs all over the internet. Democrats have been threatened, have bricks thrown through their office windows and gas lines cut. The truth of the matter is Obamacare is not the end of the world. It’s a step in the right direction. The fact of the matter is the United States is the only industrialized nation not to provide health care to it’s citizens. As citizens of the United States of America our tax dollars are used for such things as public…

New York Soda Tax!

Once again New York State is proposing a New York soda tax, courtesy of the genius Governor Paterson and backed by Mayor Bloomberg. Of course the tax is meant to fight obesity.  A New York soda tax to fight obesity? Yes a New York soda tax! So how does New York State try to plug a looming $9 billion dollar deficit? “We can make a New York state soda tax and disguise it as a fight against obesity.” So what is the proposed New York soda tax? The proposed New York soda tax is a tax of $.01 per each…

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