Another Rally set for City Hall

3/4/2009 Update:

Somehow, less residents showed up for the second rally at city hall. Perhaps it was the weather. A cardboard cutout of Mayor Roberts covered with tar and feathers was on display.

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3/3/3009:

Attempt to “Force Change in Hoboken Government”

Citizens Groups Threaten Recall
A group of angry Hoboken citizens (aka Hoboken Revolt, Lower Hoboken Taxes, Hoboken Tax Reform Coalition, et. al.) is set to stage a rally in front of City Hall this Wednesday, March 4, 2009, starting at 6:30 PM.

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According to a press release:
“Dissatisfied with the lack of action taken by the mayor and city council to reduce the city’s property tax burden, they hope to force change through the public gathering. Called the Force Change Rally, hundreds are expected to gather in front of City Hall to express their anger at the 47% property tax hike recently slapped on citizens and just as important, the council’s inaction in reigning in spending.

They will be presenting a list of demands at the rally, imploring the council to take steps to drive a significant reduction in property taxes without compromising the safety and soundness of the city, and are looking into the recall process to oust elected officials who do not meet demands to reign in spending.

The rally also includes speakers representing a broad spectrum of citizens from across the city, both long-time residents and newcomers, who will share their thoughts on the burden brought on by the exorbitant tax increase, the lack of action to aid citizens and the general mismanagement of city dollars. Residents have seen the municipal portion of their tax levy go from $34M in fiscal year 2008 to $62M in 2009. Further outrage is directed at the improper granting of early retirement incentives to city employees that recently resulted in an additional $4.2M expense for the city.”

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172 Comments on "Another Rally set for City Hall"

truth1
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truth1

Want positive change? Learn issues and vote the responsible incumbents out ❗ Go Independent ❗

bradykp
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bradykp

[quote comment=”141094″][quote comment=”141083″]
so i’ll leave the burden with you for now to prove me wrong.[/quote]

Here’s a starting point, you can educate yourself:

outsidethebeltway.com/archives/income_and_voting_/%5B/quote%5D

awesome. i guess you thoroughly read the link you referenced too.

“UPDATE: Julian Sanchez points to a 2004 piece by Daniel Gross noting the interesting counter-factual that really rich people tend to vote Democrat.

The petit bourgeoisie millionaires were passionately for Bush: Those worth between $1 million and $10 million favored Bush by a 63-37 margin. But the haute millionaires, those worth more than $10 million, favored Kerry 59-41.”

so keep trying.

broken
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broken

[quote comment=”141077″]re 164: Just sounds like you are gonna be misreable

ENJOY ! :)[/quote]
I’d be just as miserable with the GOP in charge. At least now, we might be able to get some stem cell research, an end to the war, and a slowdown of the miserably failed drug war. But the economy is hosed for everyone, so in that respect I won’t be any more miserable than you. Good luck!

broken
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broken

[quote comment=”141083″]
so i’ll leave the burden with you for now to prove me wrong.[/quote]

Here’s a starting point, you can educate yourself:

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/archives/income_and_voting_/

bradykp
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bradykp

[quote comment=”141053″][quote comment=”141032″]
and you’re an ignoramus to imply that people that voted for obama didn’t pay their taxes.[/quote]

Really? Cite please. I know for sure the people he appointed didn’t pay. And the people that voted for him pay much less of a share than the people who opposed him. prove me wrong – go ahead.[/quote]

well – i don’t know how you know who voted for him, but let’s take who made donations to his inauguration committee. how many people do you know that pay more taxes than bill gates or george soros? how about warren buffet? how about all the hollywood types that voted for him? you do realize that there’s plenty of doctors and lawyers and bankers out there that vote democrat also right?

you know of 3 people he appointed that didn’t pay their taxes appropriately. i know of at least a dozen of my friends that are staunch republicans. don’t know for sure if they voted for mccain, but i do know for sure that come tax season, they use shady ass accountants that lie for them on their tax return.

stop pretending that all people with money are good hearted republicans that are sure to pay their taxes on time. just like there are asshole democrats, there are asshole republicans.

so i’ll leave the burden with you for now to prove me wrong.

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