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Taxpayers Spoke Loud And Clear

November 14, 2013

To The Reader’s Forum: The failed County Home sale vote is a classic example as to why our county taxes are so high. Not one of the naysayers who voted no had an intelligent reason for doing so....

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madman

Nov-15-13 7:24 AM

Mr Borrello, you are correct in what SHOULD happen when we elect officials. As everyone knows, in the new "NORM" of politics, this is far from what does happen. And Seadog is dead right. As a legislator, can you honestly say those 3 that voted no acted in the best interest of the county? Answer would be NO. So until elections occur, the citizen has no way to fight back when their pockets are being picked by a few selfish elected officials. Very sad.

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CREDENCE

Nov-14-13 10:50 AM

Merits repeating: "The failed County Home sale vote is a classic example as to why our county taxes are so high. Not one of the naysayers who voted no had an intelligent reason for doing so. In fact some of the reasons for voting no were embarrassing even to read.

The cost to the taxpayers of Chautauqua County is $7,000 to $9,000 per day depending on the day. Not one Legislator could argue that the quality of care would decrease if the home were sold to a private provider..."

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mrinbetween

Nov-14-13 8:56 AM

It appears that this letter was written before election day. Why is it just getting published now?

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CREDENCE

Nov-14-13 7:59 AM

go to the below link and listen; (you may need a barf bag when you consider the last major election) www(dot)youtube(dot)com/watch?v=t4aKOhbbK9E

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CREDENCE

Nov-14-13 7:57 AM

Here's the court video: of course you have to fix this link ******* www(dot)youtube(dot)com/watch?v=t4aKOhbbK9E

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GeorgeB67

Nov-14-13 7:55 AM

As a point of information, New York State does not allow referendums that involve the sale of assets. There were many legislators that wanted the County Home to go to a public referendum but were told it was not legal.

I voted in favor of the sale. But I disagree that it should be a public referendum. The people elect legislators to look at issues in-depth with resources that are not so readily available to the general public. We are supposed to make informed decisions and do our best to represent our constituents and what is in the best interest of the county as a whole.

Putting every difficult decision to a public referendum is an act of cowardess and a dereliction of duty. It's also a disservice to those who have put their faith in their elected representatives to make informed decisions and be good stewards of the taxpayers' money.

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CREDENCE

Nov-14-13 7:53 AM

Hear, Hear..... Fellas; Bruce & Carter. I have the same knowledge about IGNORANT voters. Basically they haven't the first clue as to what they are voting on. How do you think we got the current admin. in DC? It was by IGNORANT voters or voter fraud. Three swing states suddenly started giving Romney ZERO votes in some districts. (impossible) Go on youtube and hear a programmer who has been solicited to "rig" results in Fl. before... I will post the link soon.

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CarterMk

Nov-14-13 7:04 AM

The general public doesn't typically own or understand how to run a business, only a select people do. I credit Mr Hoyer, Ms Cornell and whoever else who blocked it, I yearn for more info before it's a done deal. I've heard the horror stories of how some administrators are a bit lax in treatment of their patients, and because of this many are neglected, abused, etc. And stuff like this doesn't ever make it into the headlines either.

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