Staten Island Pol Gets Real Estate Taxes Frozen; Staten Islanders Attack Pol, Russians, Etc.
Are Advance commenters grateful? Fugeddaboutit! "I'm sure the bloodsuckers will take it all back tenfold next fiscal year," says BigMoe11. "WHAT ABOUT A REBATE FOR ALL THE MONEY THAT WAS TAKEN FROM OUR POCKETS SINCE 1992?" asks GIGIFALCONE. Some point out that they are paying more in taxes now than they were in 2000, and "We MUST remember this come election time!" Others recall with bitterness the community center Hyer-Spencer supported that would have benefited the hated Russians. Still others wish their opinions known on the assemblymember's appearance: "the facelift that sank a thousand ships," says one; "she looks like a melted barbie doll," says another.
These are not the most well-reasoned arguments in the world, but given how much our politicians like to tell us that they're moving heaven and earth on our behalf, and how little most of us push back, it's nice to see even some incoherent resistance.