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Solution to Food Stamps

Allow the food stamp credits to be used ONLY on foods that are not taxed. Like fruits, vegetables and necessary beverages like milk.

 

It will curb wasteful spending for unhealthy foods that simply lead to lower healthy quality and increased health care expenses which are likely subsidized by taxpayers also.

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Medicaid Refinement

Medicaid needs refinement! Perhaps pharmacies need to be given incentives in order to combat Medicaid fraud., I have worked at Walgreen's for a year and a half as a pharmacy technician. Over the course of that time, I had encountered many individuals with Medicaid who clearly should not qualify for this service. People with expensive blackberry phones, designer bags, yorkshire terriers also dressed in designer clothes. ...more »

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NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!

I believe a severe injustice has occurred. The new state taxes on cigarretes clearly is a tax designed to punish an addiction. Not only that it is TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION. So far people who do smoke have complied quietly with every tax that has come along. However this new tax is unjustifiable. All smokers would agree we are glad kids are discouraged from ever trying one cigarrette, but from someone who bought ...more »

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lottery winnings and public assistance

I suggest that anyone who has not received public assiatnce for at least 5 years should not be penalized on their lottery winnings. Go after the people who are abusing the system.

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Job Creation

Allow the reponsible Drilling of the Marcellus Shale Bed in upstate NY

By supporting this the state will create at least 50,000 jobs in the next two years, generate tax revenue from payroll taxes and energy company profits and application fees.

 

Check it out for yourself

 

http://geology.com/articles/marcellus-shale.shtml

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Food Stamps Overhauled

I suggest that people who receive Food Stamps from the state (or county) should be under the same guidelines as people who receive WIC. I have seen so many people wasting taxpayer money on purchasing candy, chips, soda, and other types of junk food with taxpayer money; it disgusts me. People who receive government assistance should be more responsible.

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trains

fix metro north better train without raising fair make lt gov ravich work when he ran mta better service let him meet with mta

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Walkability and Aging

We need sidewalks, crosswalks, bikelanes and safe routes to school! Instead of investing in massive freeways cutting up our cities we should promote WALKABLE, LIVEABLE neighborhoods. Communities for people of all ages, especially our rapidly aging population, where our necessities are within walking or biking distance to our homes. TROLLEY'S and BUSES NOT FREEWAYS and CUL-DE-SACS Find your communities walkability score, ...more »

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