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FY:"One must resist head-banging the desk every time something like this happens, because one's head would be very dented. The Galters rant about "unfair taxation" and "socialism", but boy howdy! does "socialism" ever look good when it benefits them." LIE LIE as FNMH would say.

The folks in the gated community PAY ALL the local tax rate. THey don't get a break. In addition, they pay 'fees' of thousands a year. They support tens of thousands of welfare weenies in subsidized housing like this article talks about.....

And everyone bit*ches about they are 'entitled' to do it too. The median income in those 'enclaves' is not much higher than in most of the NYC area, right?

You did read the article, right?


FY:"It's so fun to be a rugged individualist until the unexpected bills come due." are are off base on that. So they live in a gated community. Duh!....

You know, the first thing my parents did in 1948, when they could afford it, was move to the suburbs of NYC to 'escape' the dirt, hustle and bustle of NYC apartment living They bought a house in lilly white River Edge, a giant single family town of post WW2 service men and women....who wanted to raise families. There weren't any 'poor' folks in town. If you wanted to live there, you had to buy a house. $16,000 for a two bedroom cape cod type house with unfinished attic and basement on a 75 x 105 foot lot. They picked their neighborhood. It stayed that way the whole time I grew up there.


It was the 'community' the selected. I don't recall a single 'African American' in the entire school system I was there.



When they retired, they moved to a private mobile home park in FL. Gated at night to keep out the riff raff. The paid the town taxes AND they paid the park fees to maintain the pool, the roads, the trees, the community beach house on the ocean front....and yep, the parking on nearly all the streets to prevent 'day trippers' from crowding out the locals. So?


FY:"Personally, I'd be happy to send a big "screw you" back to these dopes. Why the hell should the city (read: everyone else) pay for their repairs to their "private" roads and facilities?"

They were talking about the WATER system and SEWER system and the sea wall.....and they are also residents of the town. They paid water and sewer taxes for their entire life......they paid road taxes FOR THE the town.

The rest of the town benefited from NOT HAVING to maintain their roads for decades.


If you agree that these folks shouldn't have to pay for the repair of other people's roads....we might have a deal...but of course, they'll be paying for those repairs, too, right?

you want your cake and want to eat it and then redistribute it yet one more time, it seems.

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