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Blogs are the opinions of the bloggers only, and do not necessarily represent every Democrat or the Monroe County Democrats However, the MCD sponsors this blog to express and share the many ideas within our party.

Not really useful Property Tax Reform...

Senator Scavello has introduced his property tax bill, which states it is "...for the imposition of a Statewide personal income tax; authorizing the imposition of a personal income tax or an earned income tax by a school district subject to voter approval; providing for school property tax exclusion; and making repeals." But reading the actual text of the bill*, IT IS REALLY A STATEWIDE ABILITY FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ELECT TO IMPOSE A LOCAL INCOME TAX to displace their property tax. This is NOT a statewide personal income tax bill. The state will collect the tax but it is up to the local school board to decide to do this and then put it up to a vote among the voters of the district. 

This just moves the local property tax to a local income tax within that school district. Won't that drive small businesses out of the district if the nearby districts don't do this? Business owners still have to pay property tax and pay a higher income tax.

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Linda Zak
Thanks for putting this in plain English...without all the deceptive and misleading phrasing that confuses us voters !
Friday, 27 April 2018 20:13
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White House just can’t stop lying

The latest lie blames the Democrats for the government shutdown. This is despite the fact that the Republicans couldn’t even get enough votes from their own party to reach 50%.

Mind you, this isn’t just a talking point. In a completely unprecedented and childish move that is 100% away from “Presidential,” the White House has stopped answering the phone, and people who call get a message blaming the Democrats. I am not making this up.
angry trump

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Talk about a s*#@-hole country

The reason I don’t want to limit emigration from s#&@-hole countries is because we are rapidly becoming one.

I’m shocked that anyone is shocked that Donald Trump called Haiti and other countries “s#@*holes.” The man has used language like this before, he’s said racist things before, he’s bragged about his sexual assaults, he’s called nazis good people — really, where have you all been?

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Has anyone received any interesting mail today from Stroudsburg’s incumbent school board members?

October 29

We did. There’s so much to say about this, but to keep it (relatively) short:

1) We are very proud to be endorsed by the PSEA because it demonstrates our commitment to strong public schools.  

2) We are the only independent candidates for school board. We have accepted no money from organizations or political parties.  

3) The incumbents prefer to use divisive scare tactics. We're not going to let fear, misinformation, or negative campaigning drive people to the polls.

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No Nazis... ever!

 by Linda Zak
Anyone who buys, sells, owns or shows any kind of Nazi swastika symbol or flag is un-American, and anti-Veteran.  I mention these two issues, because the people who admire the swastika claim to be 'true Americans'.  
Our soldiers fought, suffered and died by the tens of thousands, fighting to rid the world of the evil that symbol represented.   What horrible disrespect to our Veterans, to revere this hateful symbol.
Yet, the flag as recently as last year was displayed at our local fair. It is available upon request still at countless events.
Twelve million civilians of all religions were butchered by the Nazis, a number which includes 6 million Jews. Over 291,500 U.S. Soldiers died during WWII.
We have laws against obscenity; the swastika is an obscenity and I, even as a proponent of free speech, would have no problem with banning it.
Yesterday at the U.N., a resolution to " Condemn the Glorification of Nazism" was opposed by only three countries, and the United States was one of them. Ukraine and Palau were the others.  With the growing rise of Fascism all over the world, now is the time to do all we can to prevent history from repeating itself. 
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