Joe Vescovi

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Just curious. Is the town considering high efficient such as LED lights? If they can get lights that are more efficient why would Duke charge twice as much?

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jvescovi commented on Get ready for smaller districts

I lived in NYS a number of years. I had tax bills from both the county and the school district. If the county needed more money that bill went up. If the school district needed more money (teacher salaries, school buses, health insurance etc.) that bill went up. I am not sure if more dis…

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I think most people agree the national debt is too much. How many people know our military budget is as much as the next 5 countries put together? How can anyone say we need to increase it more. As for SS I agree we may have to increase the age but how about also doing away with the maxim…

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jvescovi commented on Calvary Road purchases Eaglenest

Just curious as what impact taking $2.1 million off the tax role will do to the tax rate.

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Just looked up Haywood county: 28.3% increase.

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jvescovi commented on Reform would boost state incomes

A little figuring to put this in perspective. I believe the $2400 comes for a family of 4 making approximately $55,000. That breaks down to $200 a month, $50 a week, $12.50 an individual per week.
With corporations already awash in profits, and workers salaries stagnant, who is to say…

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You brought up some interesting facts that I hadn't considered.
As I understand it, the cost of insurance has risen more from the profits the companies are making and not the reimbursements that the hospitals get for their services.
Why are we the only industrial country that has suc…

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What an excellent, factual and well thought out article. I would hope most Americans would support a slight tax increase if EVERYONE would benefit for having health insurance. i can't understand how people want to continue paying high premiums to support the high overhead that the "fo…