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Should Yonkers limit city officials to three terms instead of two? Two community writers had their say on today’s opinion page, with one making the case that officials should leave on schedule and another saying the term-length issue belongs on the ballot.
We finally have a city making progress and the timing happens to coincide with the implementation of term limits. Coincidence?”
— George Robinson
Always been a fan of term limits. [They] help prevent the creation of the war-chested, good-old-boy club. If you have an idea to make things better, run. If you win you have about a decade to get your idea across. If you can’t get it across, maybe it was a bad idea. Go home having tried.”
— John Taggart
A letter to the editor arguing that Olympic champions shouldn’t be taxed on their winnings found both support and opposition from readers this morning. “These young athletes have served their country as ambassadors of goodwill and have exemplified the true meaning of the American work ethic,” writes Martin Kessman of Suffern.
Whether you make money digging trenches or as an athlete, taxes should be paid, normally. This is not a normal situation. By the time an athlete wins a medal (or doesn’t), they have spent a fortune and worked countless hours for years without pay. If they could write all of this off, like a small business can, they would owe no taxes. So no, they shouldn’t be taxed!”
— Tony Francis
I am taxed on my lottery winnings. I am taxed on my hard work that does not get celebrated on a global stage. It is appropriate to tax athletic winnings and earnings as well. Why ever should we not? Moreover, paying taxes on winnings acknowledges the debt these athletes owe to the nation and its taxpayers who invested in them and supported them in their success. No one does it alone.”
— Alvin Funcoot
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