[rescue] Re: recycling

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Tue Sep 21 10:47:02 CDT 2004

> From: Joshua Boyd <jdboyd at jdboyd.net>
> Date: 2004/09/21 Tue PM 02:21:45 GMT
> To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Subject: Re: [rescue] Re: recycling
> On Tue, Sep 21, 2004 at 02:22:04PM +0000, Lionel Peterson wrote:

> > that they are NOT going to slowly turn into compost in a man-made
> > hillside somewhere in Pennsylvania... 
> And those of us in PA appreciate it.

There was one town near me (Langhorne/Bucks County) that was making A LOT of money off the trash business, to the point that their property taxes were way under market rates. Then, one day, the landfill filled-up!

You wouldn't believe the ruckus that ensued, when their property taxes were about to go up an unimaginable multiple in the next year or two... I think they were also stuck because they are only allowed to raise taxes by a certain percentage each year without voter approval, and you can't imagine how unlikely it was that voters would agree to raise their taxes an obscene amount - the only alternative was to drastically cut services, which also tee'd off the locals...

Fun (to watch, not to be a part of! ;^)

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