Welcome

Thank you for visiting the website of the Cumberland Head Taxpayers Association (CHTA). The CHTA, Inc. was formed in March 2012, and is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting the fundamental principles and practices of good government through the participation and support of taxpayers.

We Promote

• The practice of sound fiscal spending and taxation by our local governments

• Cost-effective and efficient operations

• Transparency and accountability of our elected officials.

We Seek

To keep a watchful eye on Local, County and State governments including Education and Special District issues in an effort to see the most economical use of your tax dollars.

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A Good Read

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016

Debbie found another interesting article for those of us who care about how much it costs us to live our lives.  Taxes are not the only way Government keeps picking our pockets.  Take a few moments to consider the following:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/440010/inflation-government-subsidies-health-care-housing-education

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Join our conversation with Devi Momot

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016

Happy Labor Day CHTA friends & members,

Summer is almost over, school will be starting in a few days, Town and County budget season is upon us, elections season is in full swing and soon the leaves will be turning.

And that means it’s time for CHTA meetings to begin after, what we hope was, a wonderful summer.

This month we have invited Devi Momot to meet with us.  Devi is the Republican endorsed candidate for Clinton County legislator in district #4, which is our district.  Colin Read resigned his position as our representative, preferring to run for Mayor.  So district #4 has an open seat (Sara Rowden is filling in for Read until the year is over).

The September meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 21st, at 7:00 PM at the Cumberland Head Fire Station.  This is not our usual meeting time but we changed the day in order to accommodate Ms. Momot’s schedule.

This will be an informal meeting, a time to meet Ms. Momot, to hear her ideas about serving on the County legislature and to ask her whatever questions you like.  It’s not a debate but a chance to talk with her about your concerns and hear hers.  So please join us and bring a neighbor or friend.  As always, everyone is welcome.  You need not be a member or live on CH to come and join the conversation.

In October we would like to invite the winner of the Democrat Primary for Clinton County legislature to join us for the same type of meeting.  That Primary race will be on September 13th.

Please take the time to come, to personally meet your candidates and chat with them.  It might be one of your only opportunities to do so.

See you on the 21st.

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Happy about Taxes!

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016

When voting this year, please think about what the policies of the candidate you prefer might do to us tax payers.

Just think how much will be taken out of your paycheck if ever fewer citizens pay Federal Income Tax:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/04/13/45-americans-pay-no-federal-income-tax/

While the tax burden seems destined to increase:

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/04/13/president-hillary-clinton-promises-raise-taxes-trillion-dollars/

Just a reminder about how your vote can impact your pay check.

 

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Theft?

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016

Does anyone really think there is a material difference between Theft and Taxes?

Well, one can just sum up the stupid difference with “One is legal and one is not!!!”

That’s why we keep working at the CHTA.

Debbie found this example of the conundrum that makes for interesting reading:

http://www.newsmax.com/BetsyMcCaughey/family-leave-compensation-cuomo/2016/04/13/id/723643/

 

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Morality of Money

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016

We do live in interesting times.

Modern “Morality” is coming of age, and the rumination that Debbie discovered this morning is a great guide for the direction it is taking toward ultimate maturity:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/433887/tax-fairness-high-income-moral-fiscal

If you are moved to agree or disagree with the article above linked, I have two books for you:

Envy: A Theory of Social Behavior by Helmut Schoeck

And

Ressentiment by Max Scheler

The arguments in the linked article are much more meaningful when you have the clarity of the above books to shine on them.

If you read the linked article, and care nothing about the arguments contained therein, forget about those books, and turn your attention back to the food channel , or in the case you eschew post shower moisturizers and frilly undergarments and have a hankering for beer, peanuts, pork rinds or potato chips you can go back to ESPN.

Have a nice life.

Oh! By the Way! The Food Channel should have some great recipes for potato chips!!!!…… oooops….. Sorry,,,, I checked…. Forget about the Food Channel.

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