There was a fascinating exchange going on over at MSV over the past couple of days.
A thread about the Occhipinti swearing-in turned into a debate on who deserves PILOTed housing.
The debate raged on between a 90K-earning resident of a taxpayer-subsidized dwelling at Marine View Plaza and disgusted Hoboken taxpayers.
Rather than retelling the discussion, I will be the magnanimous Macy's Santa sending you over to my competitor, Gimbels, for that item you can't buy here.
Only the Santa over there eats carrots sleeps in a bed of hay. So take a look.
But first, here's the passage that got my blood boiling:
I make 90K your are correct but not much overtime for me.
.... Does this put me above the the subsidized threshold, honestly I do not know but, I doubt it.
Wow. So a 90K income puts him below the "subsidized threshold"?
Thoughts of my long-term jobless friends, struggling middle-class friends... Hoboken lives hanging by a thread with their taxes subsidizing this man's 'bargain'...
What next, a soup kitchen for the even less fortunate 89K earners?