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June 9, 2013

Several years ago I attempted to place some brochures for an outfitter that was starting up on Pine Creek in the Visitors Bureau in Williamspor....

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USABorn

Jun-09-13 4:08 AM

"It appears the Chamber is getting tax money to support tourism"

Mr. Hartman seems to think that these "tax" dollars are coming from taxpayers. Maybe before writing an LTE and making himself look foolish, he should read the various articles on this subject that have been in the paper recently.

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mikekerstetter

Jun-09-13 5:09 AM

USABorn-"Mr. Hartman seems to think that these "tax" dollars are coming from taxpayers."

Ummmm. Where WOULD tax money come from if not from tax payers?

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eriklatranyi

Jun-09-13 5:57 AM

Where does Planned Parenthood get most of its funding?

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USABorn

Jun-09-13 6:41 AM

mikekerstetter - 5:09 AM

"Ummmm. Where WOULD tax money come from if not from tax payers?"

Mike you know exactly where this "tax" money comes from, so don't be obtuse. Mr. Hartman on the other hand, makes one think the state is funding the tourist bureau with taxpayer dollars.

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CarlHiller

Jun-09-13 6:46 AM

A Chamber of Commerce is simply a union for business owners.

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mikekerstetter

Jun-09-13 7:06 AM

USABorn_"Mike you know exactly where this "tax" money comes from, so don't be obtuse. Mr. Hartman on the other hand, makes one think the state is funding the tourist bureau with taxpayer dollars."

Actually, no I don't know specifically what government agency is collecting the tax or who is paying the tax. So, instead of berating me, why don't you enlighten me instead of playing second grade games? But ultimately, if it's a 'tax', a taxpayer somewhere is paying it.

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slickthedryfly

Jun-09-13 8:11 AM

When they started to give money, did only Chamber Members get cash? Was this outfitter considered? Also, LLB got 10 grand, Original got zilch.

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USABorn

Jun-09-13 11:03 AM

mikekerstetter - 5:09 AM

"Ummmm. Where WOULD tax money come from if not from tax payers?"

In the case of these "taxes," perhaps "taxpayers" (as we knew them)is a misnomer.

Mirabito complaint tour features a big-government agenda May 12, 2013

Tax provides funding after state budget cuts June 2, 2013

FUELING TOURISM PROMOTION June 2, 2013

SHARING ROOM TAX REVENUE June 3, 2013

Visitors bureau reviewing policy regarding brochures June 3, 2013

Hotel tax: Big bucks are already under some watchful eyes June 9, 2013

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USABorn

Jun-09-13 5:16 PM

(as we know them)is a misnomer.

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nobud74

Jun-10-13 8:09 AM

Mr. Hartman, why shouldn't you pay for your advertising? They are providing a service. Everyone wants something for nothing. Advertising is a business expense. If your business can't afford it, perhaps it needs to be reconfigured. The point is that all those businesses in represented in that room see value in what the bureau does and are willing to contribute to expand their business. If you want to join in, that is great, if you don't want to pay, find another way.

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