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Higher fees for trash disposal?

Jacksonville, Fla.-- It's your money. Dozens of new fees proposed by Mayor John Peyton could take cash right out of your pocket.

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sweetness56 - 3/11/2010 10:01 PM
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I think we should get out in the streets and protest like they do overseas. We are alredy paying too much for storms fees and other stuff. Whose pockets are we really fattening? We poor people are barely making it from payday to payday. And the the city wandres why people burn electric heaters,JEA is outrageous with the high fees they are charging. Why not cut back on the High End Salaried workers in the city offices and Gov'tmnt workers payraises to help with the shortfall?

doug1 - 3/10/2010 1:01 PM
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don't raise taxes for property owners. this is a bad way to treat the people. we pay their salaries. why don't we VOTE to cut down on the PUCLIC EMPLOYEES salaries. including the mayor and on down. that should make a big difference in the budget gap. also stop public from driving county owned vehicles when they're not working.dragster1.

Blue Boy - 3/10/2010 10:16 AM
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They need to remember to add the money collected in the taxes that was passed in the 1970's for garbage collection that the voters approved. The Mayor some how changed that when he added the fees the first time. If you add that amount it means the gargage has already tripled.

kennethc - 3/10/2010 10:01 AM
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if you will remember lil jhon did not want to bid out the garbbage contracts at the landfill he just wanted to let waste management keep it lil jhon said we would save millions where are the millions paying illeagals to build our courthouse and a fee is not tax deductible this is the last straw buy the elite

Bubba - 3/10/2010 9:42 AM
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I think he , the Mayor, is learning well from Obama. They are one in the same just different colors. Same ignorance though. Screw the poor as best ya can.

stoneoldbr1 - 3/10/2010 9:17 AM
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Take the 20 million the little boy Mayor wants to upgrade Metro Park and the money for the fountain and use it in the budget. Let the little boy give his salary and the city council members give up half their pay. Problem solved.

Realchange - 3/10/2010 2:45 AM
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The problem is people can't afford it at the moment. Even if they did afford it the way the government currently spends the money next year they will have to raise taxes yet again. Jax has one the lowest rates for garbage tax it's true but you get hit with storm water tax etc, etc. When you factor these special taxes in you pay more. Don't forget the recently passes property tax increase. They keep cutting spending on so called Un-neccessary programs, but they want tax even more in a bad economy this is not very much in the intrest of the people. Maybe the voting class in Jacksonville should look into the charter and see what it takes to hold recall elections. When politicans no longer feel for the people and fail to truly represent the people. Said people should have the power to recall said individuals with a vote. Recall a few key politicans and this elitism attitude will go away. Wonder how many of them took pay cuts recently ? How many them are willing to live on what some people are making just to get by ? America is supposed be the land of opportunity where hard work and determination gets you the American Dream. It's more of a nightmare at present. This all reminds me of nobility and serfs. Rich refuse to tax themselves and the serfs keep putting new nobles in power who have more in commmon with the old nobles than the serfs. Said serfs expect relief. Surely the un educated serfs must be joking! Be glad your working to pay our taxes and support our servants! You could be in jail for homelessness! After all the constitution don't apply if we tax you out of your home!
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