Tax Cap Meeting at Yamouth High School's Luxurious Auditoriu

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Tax Cap Meeting at Yamouth High School's Luxurious Auditoriu

I'm early 60's, and tax policy here is encouraging us to leave. We pay high taxes, use little services, and are good for the local economy. But we are like cash cows for the moreons (Government? Bring more on!).Whether we have it or not is not the issue. At some breaking point, we will just refuse to endure the punishment. The tradeoff equation computes a different answer than it used to.

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Tax Cap Meeting at Yamouth High School's Luxurious Auditoriu

Did anyone here attend? Comments? Observations?

Melvin Udall
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I spoke briefly with someone who did; he said there were 200-300 in attendance, and that it was good.I heard part of Phil Harriman's speech on the radio; it was filled with facts on budget shenanigans that should light fires under all kinds of souls.

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quote:Originally posted by Melvin Udall:
[b]I spoke briefly with someone who did; he said there were 200-300 in attendance, and that it was good.I heard part of Phil Harriman's speech on the radio; it was filled with facts on budget shenanigans that should light fires under all kinds of souls.[/b]

Good to hear. Thanks.Maybe there's hope...

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[i]On the lighter side, I think it was Jeff Weinstein that read this gem...[/i]
GovernmentiumInvestigators at a major research institution have discovered the heaviest element known to science. This startling new discovery has been tentatively named Governmentium (Gv) but kept top secret for 50 years. This new element has no protons or electrons, thus having an atomic number of 0. It does, however, have 1 neutron, 125 deputy neutrons, 75 supervisory neutrons, and 111 team leader neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by a force called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. Since it has no electrons, Governmentium is inert. However, it can be detected as it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. According to the discoverers, (Lott-Warner Laboratories) a minute amount of Governmentium causes one reaction to take over four days to complete when it would normally take less than a second. Governmentium (Gv) has a normal half-life of approximately three years; it does not decay but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the deputy neutrons, supervisory neutrons, and team leader neutrons exchange places. In fact, a Governmentium sample's mass will actually increase over time, since, with each reorganization, some of the morons inevitably become neutrons forming new isodopes. This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to speculate that Governmentium (Gv) is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as the "Critical Morass."End of report
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quote:Originally posted by billPhillips:
[b]Good to hear. Thanks.Maybe there's hope...[/b]

I was there. The palatial auditorium seats 500. There might have been 50-100 empty seats and many, like myself, were standing. ;)

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Speaking of luxurious. How many cities and towns are there in Maine where the most expensive building in town is a government building?

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quote:Originally posted by Doug Thomas:
[b]Speaking of luxurious. How many cities and towns are there in Maine where the most expensive building in town is a government building?[/b]

Athens... Greece? Ooops! Not Maine. Aw hell, sell another bond... we'll buy it! :D

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Went to the meeting and can confirm the attendance. Would guess the average age of the crowd at 50+, but these are the people who vote. Speakers were preaching to the choir. It gives one the feeling that Palesky is going to pass by a large majority. The MMA and the Teacher's Union have an uphill fight and the Pols in Augusta aren't helping.

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quote:Originally posted by pmcon:
[b]Went to the meeting and can confirm the attendance. Would guess the average age of the crowd at 50+, but these are the people who vote. Speakers were preaching to the choir. It gives one the feeling that Palesky is going to pass by a large majority. The MMA and the Teacher's Union have an uphill fight and the Pols in Augusta aren't helping.[/b]

Here is an interesting idea. I didn't notice the age of the crowd but now that you mention it, you are right. Perhaps the state is divided into two groups, those with kids in the bloated government school system who want others to fund their kids education, and those without kids in the system who foot the bills and whose kids are leaving the state after discovering there is no real work here.If this is the case, demographics make real change inevitable as those with kids will eventually become a small minority while those paying the bills will balk at palatial schools not unlike one of Saddams palaces. ;)

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Giving a tax break to the under 40 crowd won't keep them here if there are still no jobs. I have plenty of friends that have moved away after graduation because they couldn't find decent work around here. I think that the pols are going to be suprised by the results of this referendum. Most folks I've been talking to are in favor of it. I think the biggest challenge may be in the courts, though.. It should be ruled ok, but you never know..

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Tax breaks should not be targeted to enhance social policy. Taxes should simply be lowered, and government reduced, at all levels.

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