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Letter: Agree with court on NYSUT lawsuit

Under the current law, if I vote

Under the current law, if I vote "yes" on a tax levy proposal that exceeds the arbitrarily established cap, my vote is worth only two-thirds that of a "no" voter. In other words, when it comes to the tax cap, 41 percent beats 59 percent. How is this possible? In what other public vote does the minority prevail over the majority? (Jan. 13, 2013) Photo Credit: Istock

I applaud the decision by a lower-level state court to dismiss an amended lawsuit by teachers unions seeking to overturn the state's property tax cap ["Judge tosses tax cap suit," News, March 24].

By magnifying local control of school finances, we would be faced once again with mega-increases in school taxes. If there are any objections to such increases, we are threatened with austerity budgets.

In Nassau and Suffolk counties, we pay among the highest taxes in the United States. Now, Newsday indicates that Nassau and Suffolk are faced with an epidemic of "zombie houses," where people through foreclosure lose their homes or simply walk away from the excessive burden, including high school taxes.

At what point do we say, enough is enough?

Charles Zeiss, West Islip

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