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Egg Harbor Township mayor priced
out of home by taxes

Press of Atlantic City, by Derek Harper

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Posted By:Bubbasuncle, 8/21/2013 9:50:49 PM

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough has a great house to sell you: his. "I can´t afford the taxes," McCullough explained. McCullough said he has been taxed out of his home by the local rates and by last year´s township-wide revaluation, which caused his property taxes to shoot up nearly 60 percent, to $31,056. "It´s more than what I can afford," McCullough said. (snip)His personal tax bill includes $20,016 for the township´s school district. This is about a third more than the $15,257 the district reported it spent per-pupil in the 2010-11 school year, the most recent figures

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This article gives a little more information. Exactly why we left NJ seven years ago. And it´s not just school taxes, in Camden County we had an extra sewer tax to supplement the city of Camden.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: phosphene, 8/21/2013 10:00:18 PM     (No. 9485186)

While vacationing in Texas from NJ, I struck up a conversation with a Houston resident and we got to talking about real estate values, property taxes and the like. "Houston´s pretty affordable" she explained, "but the property taxes can be pretty high." How high? I asked. "Oh, 2-3,000" she replied. I suppressed a laugh out of courtesy and told her that, in my NJ county, property taxes on average are between $12-15000. The look of shock on her face was memorable.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: realrep, 8/21/2013 10:11:41 PM     (No. 9485199)

I´m glad that I escaped from NJ 5 years ago.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/21/2013 10:17:44 PM     (No. 9485205)

Over 9 years since I escaped.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: FunOne, 8/21/2013 10:30:33 PM     (No. 9485224)

People make choices.

Some spend the money they earn on themselves and their family, and some choose to spend it feeding a gluttonous government.

Sorry, but New Jersey just isn´t worth the high taxes.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: monique, 8/22/2013 12:03:35 AM     (No. 9485283)


It is really sweet when the politicians get caught in their own taxes

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/22/2013 12:27:44 AM     (No. 9485301)

No one truly owns their home, especially when taxes can take it. What a burden on the elderly.

With so many in this country who do not own anything having kids in school, the burden is placed on homeowners. I would rather see a sales tax that everyone pays-legal, illegal and tourist.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Tom Kilbride, 8/22/2013 12:31:29 AM     (No. 9485303)

It costs $380,000 for a classroom of 25 students. So if the teacher is paid $150,000 a year, where does the other $230,000 go, chalk?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 8/22/2013 12:34:49 AM     (No. 9485304)

Even though I can´t help thinking the esteemed Mayor was an enabler in the rising tax rates, he should cur his losses and move on down to Florida. Oh, and resign. His loss.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Spidey, 8/22/2013 6:24:25 AM     (No. 9485410)

Teachers don´t get cheated by along shot but the real money is in the overhead of high paid,useless bureaucrats that never see a classroom.I´m totaly against the teacher´s unions but I don´t envy any of them facing the thugs in school the way they are now.

Way back in the mid 80´s,I had to pick my daughter up for a Drs. appt. and I was sitting in the office when a black kid came in,kicked out of his classroom. The person behind the desk told him to sit down and he said you can´t tell me what to do,you ain´t my muva.I can only imagine how much worse things are now.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: craige, 8/22/2013 1:08:03 PM     (No. 9486097)

It´s going to hit 100 degrees today, in Littlerock, Ca. Probably 130 in the sun.

Not so bad, considering annual property taxes are only around $1,200 (one hundred a month).

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Reply 11 - Posted by: FormerNYer, 8/22/2013 10:57:38 PM     (No. 9486932)

but but but the schools are sooooo good. s/

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