Voted straight democrat
Voted straight democrat
Democrats doing damage gaining house seats and it looks like Obama won
Before I go to bed I'll leave you guys with this.
Today I was told if Romney wins 90% of local government employees in my county will be laid off. That's 900 jobs in my county alone. These cuts will be happening across the country. He plans on having parks, planning, inspections all privatized, and prefers the work done overseas.
That includes my job. This is the first time I can honestly say an election 100% effects me.
I'm so thankful Obama won, but Prop 34 is letting me down right now
Washington and Colorado leading the way!
-Can't handle Yawktoberfest bruh!-
Again sorry for commenting but I couldn't resist. I guess it's all for nothing now anyways.
I was going to delete that last comment but I saw that N.E. quoted me so it would be useless to delete. It's suffice to say that I just don't think government has the answers, the people and small businesses do. And I'll leave it at that, as opposed to writing some long, lengthy opinion.
I'm not saying we make everything look the same but we ensure that there is a uniform vision in the look of a borough or township.
Now without us imagine that any company can buy any plot of land and do as they please. You have a beautiful house in the middle of suburbia. A waste company buys the plot next to you and decides to make it a landfill. All the sudden your house has no value, you can't stop them from doing so, and there is no voice to oppose that company.
Us planners are that line that tell these companies where and where not to build. We make sure that there are no skyscrapers near airports. We preserve farms. And in my current Comprehensive Plan I'm writing in more stipulations that help small businesses start and thrive. I have the ability to create tax breaks for those small companies, and place harsher taxes on bigger companies.
On that note I can give a brief example of what I mean. In the borough I manage most the planning we have quite a few vacant, run down townhomes. I have created a section of the plan where if your a small business owner and you buy that building within a certain number of yards of the square, you don't pay property taxed for 10 years if you use that building for your business. If any national chain or big box store tries to buy into the townhome or and open lot within borough limits they have to pay an 'advertisement' tax (like charging McD for putting the golden arches along the road in a light up sign), that essentially doubles their property tax.
So basically without me imagine you live in an area the gets rid of the police force and hires private security to do everything.
Sorry for the length of the post...