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Our biggest liability to Cape Coral

February 9, 2013

To the editor: Some will have you imagine the city is approaching economic failure, and that the employees are going rouge taking over the city....

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johngalt

Feb-09-13 9:05 AM

Most citizens innately realize that elections merely decide who gets to redistribute property tax dollars. And that structurally our form of local government benefits the city, and its constituent unions. The excessive ordinances & regulations reinforce the city’s position and maintain the status quo. One vote does not change the structure. The scheme is to incrementally raise taxes, in act more ordinances, and redistribute the swag. "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive... [T]hose who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." C.S. Lewis

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charlie66

Feb-09-13 11:06 AM

As long as we keep electing Conservatives we will continue to go backwards.Remember "we are running to reduce taxes" with all the conservatives we have elected we should have NO taxes yet we have some of the highest in the state!

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1sandy

Feb-09-13 1:03 PM

Paradise isn't cheap. BTW what were the amount of taxes did you pay up North?

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Lookinup

Feb-09-13 3:45 PM

Although I’d like to see a higher voter turnout, I doubt there is much that could be said here to change people’s minds. I just hope there are enough votes to finish cleaning the house of the remaining RAGs (Sullivan and Leetz). A low turnout could work in their favor.

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lightswitch

Feb-10-13 12:20 AM

Sandy that paradise schtick for a now tired marketing campaign for the city left the dock almost 20 years ago! Your comments so entertain me chuckle chuckle.

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lightswitch

Feb-10-13 11:05 PM

The letter states the population in Cape Coral is 155,000 people. True because the census figures concur.

100,000 voters maybe. Why would I say this? Because the average per household nationally is 2.5 and the demographic number for the Cape are 2.1 people. It seems more reasonable that 75,000 would be closer to the correct number of registered voters. Unless of course there are voters who do not live here at all and just take advantage of the Homestead Exemption owning multiple dwellings and reduced tax rate on one or more properties. It has come to my attention the state is beginning to check into this.

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KirstenThompson

Feb-14-13 8:17 PM

Lightswitch, per the Supervisor of Elections page, the number of registered voters during the 2011 Cape Coral primary was 92,995 so the 100,000 is pretty darn close.

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