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The city just bought it....they said that some movie studios have called with interest.

They should consolidate several schools into that building if the movie studio thing doesn't pan out.

There is already a bus station hub there. They could even eliminate school bus routes and just let kids take city buses to school to save even more money.

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I'm not sure if they're going to be able to revitalize east independence. Pretty much starting at Sardis Rd....it's fugged. We've all seen it decline the past 10 or 12 years.

As far as the "revitalization" Same thing they're doing in Charleston. Trendy white businesses open in a poor area, driving property taxes up, then the poor gullah community who's houses were grandfathered to them are forced to relocate because of the higher property taxes. Looks like the area's getting better, but really you've just displaced the poor. Out of sight, out of mind. Till you have to run an errand in North Charleston.

This is the same thing they're going to do there. It's not fixing people lives, it's just hiding the poor.

That said it's on us the individual to fix our own lives, it's more of a matter of having an opportunity provided.

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The Republicans are a party of fear mongering and their rallying cry is nationalism at its worst.

Gays, Illegals, Terrorists, and Taxing the Rich are evil and must be stopped at all costs....revolution baby.

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shhh.. I hear Dow Jones just hit the highest mark in 5 years. Socialism baby!

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They should consolidate several schools into that building if the movie studio thing doesn't pan out.

There is already a bus station hub there. They could even eliminate school bus routes and just let kids take city buses to school to save even more money.

I wish we could leverage the internet and move schools to am more of an online format.

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Same thing they're doing in Charleston. Trendy white businesses open in a poor area, driving property taxes up, then the poor gullah community who's houses were grandfathered to them are forced to relocate because of the higher property taxes. Looks like the area's getting better, but really you've just displaced the poor. Out of sight, out of mind. Till you have to run an errand in North Charleston.

This is the same thing they're going to do there. It's not fixing people lives, it's just hiding the poor.

So now the problem is more businesses opening and more property taxes to collect?

There are always going to be poor and hopefully programs that help support them. Not sure why collecting more money is a problem.

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There are always going to be poor and hopefully programs that help support them.

See, there is where the big difference is between what you believe and what I believe.

I believe that we should have programs to "assist" them....to help them get back on their feet.

You believe that we should have programs to "support them"....and that is exactly what we have. Programs that provide a complete means of support for their entire lives....and their kids' lives.

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Generational welfare is the problem. And thanks to Obama, any incentive to work was given the wink/nod.

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Generational welfare is the problem. And thanks to Obama, any incentive to work was given the wink/nod.

You don't know anything about the exemption do you?

It puts welfare control in the hands of the states that request it. I thought republicans liked states rights?

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Collecting more money isn't a problem. It's more of a matter of who you're collecting the money from. I'll give you an example. I used to work for the DMV in SC. In SC, if an individual lets their auto insurance lapse the state charges a $5 per diem fee, once the fee's total $200 then the state charges an additional $200 reinstatement fee not including what you have to pay to your insurance company to restart coverage. So now you're at 400 bucks you have to pay the government. What demographic of people is a law like this designed to take advantage of? The poor. Well earning individuals don't let their auto insurance lapse. I would have single mom's crying at my counter because they couldn't afford this in addition to feeding their kids, and paying their rent. They had to let their insurance lapse to keep treading water. There is no reason to have a law like that which fattens the governments pockets at the expense of the under privileged. So I sort of look at raising the property taxes on a low income family as a product of the same design. Most of us paycheck to paycheckers are one sickness or accident away from being completely fugged.

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