PA gives taxpayer money to casino operators

ern

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I was just watching PCN, and in the debate they stated that the state has given the casinos two loans totaling 45-47 million dollars. They didn't have a payback date in the bills, and there was no mention of interest. The one house speaker stated something to the effect of - they may be made to repay the loans after the the other casinos come on line and are operational. As it stands, there is no timeframe for it be paid.

Interestingly, the property tax relief that was promised in 2002, may not even begin until 2011. There is also no guarantee that the property tax relief will be avilable then.

I believe the original argument for the gaming was that it would provide 600 million in tax relief. Politicians have got to be the lowest form of life on the planet, right below lawyer.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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we voted down the 1% earned income tax here so we get no tax relief
 

domelogic

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well no surprise to hear this. i said it once and will say it again we will not see any money from the casinos!! when will people learn that politicians only play games, they dont give two shits about anyone but their pockets and those who have given them money to be a politician

these casinos are bringing in almost 5 times what was predicted at this point. yeah i am sure they needed a loan from our money. great job rendell you ass, all he will ever do is suck you dry until you need his help

fez, where do you live cuz there is a high intelligence rate there. i tried talking to people where i live to get them to deny it but fell on deaf ears. remember when it looks to good to be true, it usually is and it is a mirage
 

Ballbuster1

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They wanted a 1.5% increase in Penn-Delco. We shot that down fast.
There's no way we will ever get property tax relief. All they may ever
do is reduce it slightly after they add a new tax or increase an existing
one. Then the school boards will bring the tax rates back up by applying
for those special "exemptions" that let them raise the rate over the actual
rate of inflation. It's all bullshit. We'll never get real tax relief.
 

Lil'GlubGlub

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I was talking to my cousin yesterday about taxes. He has a 3 acre property in Delaware and pays $800/yr for taxes.

I am starting to save up and may move dowen there sometime.
 

weakside

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Same thing happened here in California. Schwarzenegger made all these big promises about making Indian Casinos pay their fair share in taxes and as soon as he was elected and the casino made contributions to his future re-election all those promises magically went away.
 

TrybalRage

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Pfft. My fucking city just voted in the 1%, so now my local tax is 2.7%.

I think the state takes less. Fucks.
 

domelogic

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Pfft. My fucking city just voted in the 1%, so now my local tax is 2.7%.

I think the state takes less. Fucks.

your city would vote that in. its the more affluent areas that will shut it down. if you make a decent income and live in an area that has more lower income families, you will lose almost every time