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Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Newspaper Article on Braddock, Pa.

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  • LongJohn Wayne
    Wow, Doc. The guvnuh must think youse is one o Dem rich folk. ... ____________________________________________________________________________________Yahoo!
    Message 1 of 15 , May 23 8:31 PM
      Wow, Doc.

      The guvnuh must think youse is one o' Dem 'rich' folk.

      --- "Dr. Joe Q" <doctor_jq@...> wrote:

      > HIGH!
      >
      > Real estate has three taxes on it, the
      > city/township/borough, county, and school district.
      > The highest is the school, somewhere around 3-4% of
      > assessed value. After 20+ years, you have paid for
      > the house again.
      >
      > Income has a local tax of 0.5 - 1.5% of the GROSS
      > plus
      > a few annoyance things like "just being alive" tax
      > which is about $5 per person in the house. Then
      > there
      > is the Pennsylvania income tax, about 3% of the
      > amount
      > you calculate based on some algorithm known only to
      > Gov. Ed Rendell ('Swindle' the governor of
      > Philadelphia). Sales tax varies a bit but 7% is a
      > good number. So you pay about 15% of your net worth
      > to live here in Pencil Vein Ya.
      >
      > Come on over!
      >
      > Dr. "Q"
      >
      >
      > --- LongJohn Wayne <daxthewarrior@...> wrote:
      >
      > > What are the income & property tax policies of the
      > > area?
      > >
      > > --- gklodzen@... wrote:
      > >
      > > >
      > > > In a message dated 5/16/2007 4:51:33 A.M.
      > Eastern
      > > > Daylight Time,
      > > > rmat@... writes:
      > > >
      > > > I moved out of the Ohio-Pennsylvania area in
      > 1971
      > > > and it is often
      > > > shocking to go back and see the deterioration
      > in
      > > > the cities, towns and
      > > > infrastructure. Even in the populated and
      > > > economically 'stable' areas
      > > > investment in building and maintaining roads,
      > > > sewers and utility
      > > > systems is minimal. It seems the people and the
      > > > politicians have
      > > > decided to put money into other areas and leave
      > > > repair and prevention
      > > > of major breakdowns as a burden for the future.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > This is so true of Renovo, PA, as well, where my
      > > > father once lived after
      > > > being born in the nearby mining town of Bitumen,
      > > PA.
      > > > A formerly prosperous
      > > > railroad town in Central PA, between
      > Williamsport
      > > > and Lock Haven, Renovo has also
      > > > seen better days. Bitumen is long gone, with
      > the
      > > > exception of a few houses,
      > > > the ruins of the three mine shafts,and a
      > > beautiful
      > > > Catholic church and
      > > > cemetery, lovingly maintained by descendents of
      > > the
      > > > Slovak families that lived
      > > > worshiped there so many years ago. Amazingly,
      > the
      > > > area geographically still
      > > > resembles that of Vinne, Slovakia, from which
      > my
      > > > grandparents emigrated in the late
      > > > 1890s. Little towns, nestled in the hills, a
      > > river
      > > > (in this case the
      > > > Susquehanna) nearby.
      > > >
      > > > Gene Klodzen
      >
      >
      >
      >
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