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  • in reply to: Short North Tax Abatements #1127466
    lazyfish
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    Anne, some social experiments work, i congratulate your and others heroic efforts to have quality public schools in the city, that said, there is a long way to go for the vast majority of the city schools…there are exceptions to the otherwise dismal rule.

    in reply to: Short North Tax Abatements #1127084
    lazyfish
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    rich kids go to private skool, sending your kids to CCS is a social experiment.

    in reply to: Short North Tax Abatements #1126995
    lazyfish
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    These parking lot deals are shady when we give them the land free, lend them the money interest free, forgo 300-400K in revenue yearly and in 30 years they own it outright. Still not clear who collects and keeps the revenue from the public parking spaces for 30 years…

    in reply to: 2016 Presidential Race #1126994
    lazyfish
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    “Vote blue no matter who” is fucking bullshit.

    or a clear understanding of the fundamental differences between the Parties. I like Sanders and the strong distinction he draws with the R’s, but Hillary will end up being whay better than Bill. I thought her time as Sec. of State, first lady and briefly the Senate were good and better than her husbands policy. Hillary will end up Clinton 2 without the dumbass sex scandal. Her history of caring about women and children and all that means in a modern capitalist state is more promising for the 75-90% of us who live outside of the highest tax bracket.

    in reply to: 2016 Presidential Race #1126851
    lazyfish
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    nice analysis Rus, it won’t just be a beauty contest; the likely 2-6% margin of victory in the popular vote will devolve into reasoned self interest as 5-15% of establishment/conservatives R’s defects, and any gains in first time voters by Trump will be off set by higher non-white participation for HRC. I believe that will be the end of Trump.

    Snarf, if I was a betting man I’d take Trump to win too, the odds are better, cause that’s a wager that in the end will not find a lot of action.

    in reply to: Short North Tax Abatements #1126848
    lazyfish
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    apparently one can rehab, update, renovate and deduct the cost of improvements from the new value for x years, i was also wrongly thinking abatements were for new builds only….not sure I object as much with district wide abatements for rehab, would even be cool if flippers used them to fix vacant/abandoned properties- that might be a nice low income subsidy for affordable housing.

    in reply to: Ward System for Columbus City Council – News & Updates #1126703
    lazyfish
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    How many council seats is too many? It would be nice if there were 14 or so seats, half ward based half at large…20 seems a little unmanagable.

    in reply to: 2016 Presidential Race #1126601
    lazyfish
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    you gotta work on your logic snarf….to support Hillary in the general might be the lesser of 2 evils and it is the only sane choice.

    in reply to: 2016 Presidential Race #1126529
    lazyfish
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    I have to admit, I’m curious what the conservatives on the board think of Trump sealing up the nomination. I feel they’ve been uncharacteristically silent since the news broke.

    I’m still not ruling out a party revolt at the Convention. Maybe Cruze or Kasich know something and they’re keeping their powder dry and their campaign money in the bank.

    Can the party revolt if he has the majority of delegates going in? Aren’t they required to vote for him on the first ballot? Could they break that rule if they wanted to?

    never underestimate the power of hatred towards the Clintons, 2nd only to the paranoid hatred of Obama, to unify the Party of Hatred. GOP: got old people / gonna oppose progress

    in reply to: Ward System for Columbus City Council – News & Updates #1126527
    lazyfish
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    corrupt people usually get exposed, whether they are removed from office is for the courts and voters, we get the leadership we deserve, it would be good if we had a mix of at large and district reps. 7 members on council is a bit too cozy

    in reply to: Columbus $15 Minimum Wage #1122401
    lazyfish
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    Whether you believe it’s justified or not, it is a fact of human nature that when the rich get too rich, for too long, the poor will inevitably rise up with pitchforks and torches and revolt over it. So, unless the rich want to hide on the moon, they’ll have to admit that there are just limits as to how rich the rest of the population will let them get before the guillotines come out.

    I would be interested to hear more about these “facts” the french and russian revolutions were more bourgeoise revolts at first about power sharing…history has few to no examples of the poor rising up and actually establishing a counterpoint to oligarchy, the rich do a better job of dividing the working class and maintaining their wealth and power.

    in reply to: White City:The new urban blight is rich people #1121989
    lazyfish
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    so why are tax abatements being given for new builds that sell for $400 K. The Burwell has abatements, assuming most of the new builds are getting them too….isn’t this welfare for the wealthy and a weird incentive to drive up the cost of living for the rest of us?

    in reply to: Columbus $15 Minimum Wage #1121987
    lazyfish
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    it was answered…”the profits should be equitably divided between workers, managers and investors.” change tax law to encourage investment in capital and labor, tax dividends and capital gains…

    in reply to: White City:The new urban blight is rich people #1121982
    lazyfish
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    because adequate housing is a right, and if wages are depressed and housing prices continue to rise then there is a disconnect and a problem, unless downwards mobility is your goal.

    in reply to: Columbus $15 Minimum Wage #1121981
    lazyfish
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    goods and services are produced by workers not investors, the profits should be equitably divided between workers, managers and investors. Changes in tax law got us into this mess, we should reform tax law to encourage investment in capital and people not dividends. Republican tax cuts benefit the wealthy and deprive local communities of valuable services.

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