Cartman

Cartman 1 year, 6 months ago on Battle over Phoebe North stalling growth

High medical costs, not lack of Phoebe expansion, is what is hindering growth.

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Cartman 1 year, 6 months ago on City considers nonprofit PILOT funding

Sorry, we'll just have to disagree. I just favor cutting spending rather than inventing new revenue sources. They always seem to expand as time goes on.

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Cartman 1 year, 6 months ago on City considers nonprofit PILOT funding

My point simply was that while you're going after Phoebe, don't catch the Salvation Army, Goodwill, the Mission on Monroe St, the Food Bank, Lord's Pantry, American Legion, VFW, Moose Lodge, Liberty House, Boys Club, etc. in the same net.

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Cartman 1 year, 6 months ago on Deerfield-Windsor graduates 58 seniors

Congrats! Now go make something of yourselves. Be producers and not just consumers. Our nation needs you now. Work hard and make good families. Put your trust in God, he won't let you down. Be persistent. Don't look for entitlements. Work for what you get. Expect great things and then accomplish them.

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Cartman 1 year, 6 months ago on Majesty of Albany Theatre endures

$1.2m spent so far on a building that doesn't yet have a purpose. Did I read it wrong?

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Cartman 1 year, 6 months ago on City considers nonprofit PILOT funding

The largest and successful NPOs are not typical. Phoebe is a money-making machine disguised as a public hospital. However the public has no control over it. Its strong-arm revenue-generating model stirs this type of taxation discussion. There are a lot of "non-profit" churches in the news that take taxpayer money and apply it to real estate mismanagement on a colossal scale. When it collapses, they come back for more public funds.

But don't let your sentiment to punish those organizations spill over to hobble the worthwhile non-profits who are struggling. There are a ton of churches, veterans organizations, food banks, missionary, homes for battered, etc. that barely make it as it is. Don't let the brush with which you intend to paint Phoebe be too broad.

Step back and look at the forest. Any new tax will ultimately expand. A new tax on any of us is a new tax collectively on all of us.

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Cartman 1 year, 6 months ago on Bright of the Day - May 19, 2013

Ditto what Sister said. Go get 'em! You need to enter your adult working life with enthusiasm and drive to accomplish. Decide for yourself that you will be a producer and not a consumer. Raise a family and do it right. Respect others, especially your family and your elders. Get your heart right with the Lord. It will serve you well.

And don't go read the squawk of the day today, it will drop your IQ a couple of points.

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Cartman 1 year, 6 months ago on Squawk of the Day - May 19, 2013

Good grief! Who chooses these provocative squawks that are so relevant to the pressing issues of the day?

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