Weekly Link Round Up

The weekly link roundup is a collection of links related to Newburgh, revitalization, urban planning and anything else that might inspire change or create dialogue. Photo by CV

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  • Is this opposition part of the group that clear cut trees on the hill for better river views knowing full well of Mr. Kaplan’s plans? I don’t recall too much opposition then. Nimby?
    -The article still does not address the “why” behind the high cost for public education. Instead, it alludes that a local district’s budget should be added under the State’s bank roll. So increasing state taxes will curtail the population exodus how?
    -$200k…”annnnnnd it’s gone.” So codes are equally assigned but enforcement is an “equitable” thing. Got it.
    -Hudson Valley job growth was only .7% overall, the labor pool has been shifting to Sullivan County. Riddle me this…how is that Orange County has underestimated its sales tax revenue two years running despite a stagnant job market? Remember, Newburgh planned its current budget on an “anticipated” sales tax increase.
    – A tight family nucleus circumvents many social and economic issues. Yet, the topic of parent absenteeism is seldom addressed in the “wealth disparity” narrative. Instead, the “experts” are suggesting more debt (see below)
    -This is the same fed reserve chief who on Thursday alluded to 0% rates and more quantitative easing (for which the fed res later talked back, just testing the waters imo). The net effect…the $ devalued and “stawks” went up. Didn’t you feel wealthier Newburgh? So while the “experts” are discussing what’s good for the peeps and the media feeds them political divide and conquer antics non-stop, bipartisan efforts are quietly working to hook ’em on another $6 trillion in liabilities. Here’s the liabilty…
    https://www.alec.org/press-release/unfunded-liabilities-in-state-pension-plans-significantly-threaten-taxpayers-in-nearly-every-state/. Here’s their solution…https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/397/text. Oh yeah, the “nearly $4 trillion in our accounts” is part of gov debt on the fed reserve’s (private banks btw) balance sheet. Indeed, they did in fact begin to “disperse” it last year via quantitative tightening and the “markets” began to tank. Can’t have that. So they reversed course. Global debt is now $246 trillion. Diminishing returns, socialize the losses, privatize the gains. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYdvxBxHX2U&list=RDRyfCTZB6Nrk&index=7
    -As per the youths cleaning up after those lacking self-control…Thanks and work safe.