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City manager will work better than commissioners At long last, an initiative to change Saratoga’s form of government to city manager/council will be on the ballot in November. Thanks to Saratoga Citizen, a group of civic-minded Saratogians, voters will be able to vote for the form of government they want. A city council/manager form would mean Saratogians would no longer have to bow and scrape before the mayor and commissioners during public comment time at ...


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dan
September 30, 2012
12:51 a.m.

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I have some easy answers to Bob Bradley's questions. 1) No one (at least not the reasonable people) is blaming Mitt Romney for his financial status. It's how he got there... piling up the bodies of the working class to work his way to the top. Shamelessly taking advantage of legal loopholes, and shipping American jobs overseas. Profiting by making America worse off. These are not the actions of a man we'd want running the country. 2) Just about all capital gains are essentially free money given to primarily upper class Americans... aka those who don't need the extra money as much as others. People aren't angry at the law, which allows for the rich to pay less income tax than the middle class. Almost everyone, including a lot of the rich, agrees it should be changed. But Mitt doesn't. He wants the middle class to pay more, not people like him. 3) There are people who voluntarily pay more, including Mitt. Not because he felt he didn't pay enough, but rather because he's running for president and was embarrassed by how little he was actually paying. But then, he could get the money back (and probably will), after the election. See http://www.businessinsider.com/romney-ta... . 3) It doesn't really matter how much Obama paid, but since you bring it up- is it really fair that he paid over 20%? Almost 150% the rate of Mitt Romney's?

dmorgan
September 30, 2012
4:51 a.m.

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I agree with Peter Butryn that taxes should be lower, but many that don't pay are landlords collecting the rent and putting it in their pocket. It's a game, how long can I get away with this before the city catches me. Shame on the city for letting it go on so long.

wmarincic
September 30, 2012
9:10 a.m.

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Cynthia Swanson

It is obvious that you did "very little research" since you are wrong on almost everything. Before you post you might want to do more research. BTW MSNBC is not a research tool.

wmarincic
September 30, 2012
9:13 a.m.

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Lillian Stern

When is PBS going to give equal time attacking George Soros who has destroyed whole nations economies and what his role is in American politics? I can guarentee you that it will never happen as PBS is another liberal arm of Soros.

wmarincic
September 30, 2012
9:30 a.m.

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dan goodspeed you fail to mention that Romney has also given over 18% of his net income to charity year after year. Biden les than 1% Obama less than 14%. I would much rather have a POTUS that has built dozens of businesses and put thousands of people to work than a community organizer that is putting millions of people on food stamps.

Obama hired Jeff Inmelt as his jobs Czar who right after sent thousands of jobs to China. How many GE jobs have gone to China in the last year Dan? I will tell you GE cut 32,000 US jobs while building plants in Bejing China.

When I was growing up I was taught that success was a goal to strive for, not a negative like Obama portrays it. I'm so sick of the class warfare and the lies about Romney. We saw what Obama has done these last 3.5 years, he increased the debt more than Bush did in 8 years but he is still blaming Bush. Whos mess will Obama inherite if he is elected again?

wmarincic
September 30, 2012
2:41 p.m.

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dan goodspeed watch this video then tell me whos fault the financial mess is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=cMn...

Fritzdawg
September 30, 2012
7:27 p.m.

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wmarincic: I would suggest that it is YOU who need to do the research, as Cynthia Swanson is absolutely correct.
BTW: FOX, AM radio, and the nonsense on WND, and Free Republic are not research tools.
Nor is the rancid drivel spewed by Michael Savage.

That quote, was written by an unknown author for the periodical The Virginian in 1956. Commenting on Patrick Henry's famous "bequest" of Christianity in his will, and not by Henry himself.

wmarincic
September 30, 2012
7:48 p.m.

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As usual fritzdawg you liberals fail to read. I said almost everything now go sit by the tv and watch Brian Williams make up some more news.

Fritzdawg
September 30, 2012
8:03 p.m.

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wmarincic: So then me the the parts of her letter that are correct, or incorrect.
Especially given most of her letter was about that quote.

wmarincic
September 30, 2012
9:17 p.m.

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1st the seperation of church and state was a letter to Danury Baptists stating the protection of the church from the state and that there will be no government religion.

http://www.allabouthistory.org/separatio...

Also most signers of the Constitution were Christians.

http://www.jameswatkins.com/foundingfath...

smith
September 30, 2012
10:07 p.m.

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Dan has a point but what is its relevance to being president? Kennedy had money from bootlegging and that's the cash that got him to the White House.

smith
September 30, 2012
10:12 p.m.

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It's the elephant in the room Peter; you're not supposed to say that, but since you did, I will say I was looking at the houses offered by the city and cringed at the thought of paying $150 a week just for taxes. Who needs that noose around their neck?

Fritzdawg
September 30, 2012
11:16 p.m.

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wmarincic:
You cite AllAboutGOD.com, and some internet televangelist's blog as sources.

You're kidding right?

And you have the nerve to call Cynthia Swanson's sources biased.

Fact is, many(not all)of them were Christians, but they all agreed that religion has no place in government.

dan
October 1, 2012
2:34 a.m.

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Personally (and most people I know agree with me), I don't think donations to churches should count as tax-deductable charities. There really should be a separation of church and state. If you take those out, Romney's charitable donations fall to the single digits, far below Obama's. But that doesn't matter. This conversation has nothing to do with Obama. My only point was to clarify Bob Bradley's misconception of why Romney is so disliked and distrusted. If there are any questions on that matter, I can easily explain further. But I won't get sucked into unrelated Obama conversations. Everyone does know there are more candidates than Obama and Romney, correct? If you haven't already, I recommend going to http://www.isidewith.com/ to see which candidate you most agree with. And in response to smith- did bootlegging really hurt America's economy as much as closing down factories and sending thousands of jobs overseas? I don't necessarily agree with bootlegging, but prohibition was overturned for a reason.

wmarincic
October 1, 2012
9:51 p.m.

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Well Dan that is you, I donate to my church and we were feeding hundreds of people per month. That is the difference between liberals and conservatives, we are willing to give away to people less fortunate than us and yet they still vote for people like you.....

dan
October 1, 2012
11:25 p.m.

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To me, it's perfectly fine to give to your church, especially if you can directly see the good it's doing. I just don't think you should get a tax break for it. The catholic church has spent millions of its donations on defending molester priests, and millions bringing bibles to 3rd world countries when food would be a much better option. I'm also of the firm belief that religious organizations really shouldn't be getting tax breaks either, but that's just me. The Mormon church is especially known far more for its evangelicalism and missionaries than it's charitable work.

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