Mar 19, 2006

24th Congressional District is open

Les Roberts and Mike Arcuri are the two most likely next Representatives from the 24th district who ever wins the September 12th Primary. Rep. Boehlart called itquits this past Friday. Democrats really have a good chnace picking up this seat.

Mar 14, 2006

Democratic State Senators Fight State Debt

Just another sign that it is the Democratic party that can better manage tax payers dollars than the GOP (the credit card millionaires of public policy). For the last 12 years Republicans have operated 2/3rds of the state government which has lead to $49 billion budget deficit this coming fiscal year. This parallel to the National Republican party other State’s Republican can be seen in the amazing amount of debt in Republican controlled governments. On the other hand Democrats like Mark Warner in Virginia and Tom Suozi in Nassau County (not an endorsement, haven’t decided who I’m going to vote for NY Governor yet) show that they can quickly overcome decades of Republican mismanagement.

Bush’s 2001 tax cut that came along with a “Tax refund” on 2000 taxes which was simply a advance like any payday loan charged with interest. When will Americans realize that every day we live with public debt it means that working people have to pay taxes on interest and receive less government service, while the wealthiest of the planet profit without any effort or labor of their own? Let oversimplify this W’s Grandfather (Prescott Bush) was born into such extreme wealth that he could live off the interest of his wealth it benefits the whole Bush family and every generation of silver spooned trust fund baby that the longer the national debt running more than $8 trillion the more money they make. Though the uber-wealthy of America do not hold a majority of the debt and since they profit and have the most influence to American policy I’m willing to tag them with the most accountable.

Mar 2, 2006

Staten Island GOP State Senator hospitalized

State Senator Marchi has held his seat for nearly 50 years, even though it is a seat in the capital of liberalism New York City State Sen. Marchi is considered an institution in Staten Island and my prayers for a quick recovery for the State Senator are with him this lenten season.

Mar 1, 2006

Both Sweeney and Pataki having health problems

Both Rep. Sweeney and Gov. Pataki are spending tonight in a hospital. Sweeney is only in with a back problem and last week hospitalized for blood presure that was described as "not life threating" both the blood presure and back problem were already being treated with prescription drugs (thank goodness John doesn't have to depend on Medicare part D)

Pataki on the other hand was expected to leave the hospital over a week ago and has been under the knife in two different counties (Westchester and New York). Could there be a real shake up in the GOP governor's race? Could George resign due to health reasons? Mary Donahue probably would run if she is running as the incumbent governor and may have Stephen Minarik clear the way since he so disdains primaries (and probably disdains general elections as well).

Both politicians have appearence of leadership among; Sweeney led the Brooks Brother Riot in Florida as part the 2000 recount debacle; Pataki has presidential aspirations and cut-throat ambitions that attracted D'Amato's attention back in 1992 after taking out a GOP incumbent State Senator. With the loss and/or deterioration of either Sweeney or Pataki's capabilities draws the New York State GOP bench of talent to next to nothing.