THINK “GULLIVER’S TRAVELS” WITH NYS AS GULLIVER AND ITS POLITICIANS AS THE LILLIPUTIANS….Monday, June 14, 2010
These small minded people are holding our great state back. We are chained to their incessant babblings and unceasingly repetitive actions. Will they close down government?? Won’t they??
The campaigns for Governor and the legislature have started much the same as the entire year in Albany, sneaky, boring, and with the same old cast of characters.
The promises are the same -made to be broken ; the ideas are the same -made to fail; and the beneficiaries will be the same- the 1% of the population that rakes in the cash while the rest of us- minus the privileged tax exempt “religious” groups- support the services we all need to survive.
Does anyone have to be reminded that the terrible imbalance between the “have a lot folks” (Wall St, and the super- rich) and the “pay a lot folks” (the working and middle class) is most acute in NYS and bodes ill for a financial recovery?
Don’t we all know that the politicians -almost without exception – chose to ignore this inconvenient fact because their campaigns are financed by the “have a lots”?
…and, don’t we know -as in the case of the huge middle class property tax burden- that the pols are pretending that they give a damn while doing absolutely nothing? SO FAR…
For years they have known that the property tax based on some imaginary real estate value (and imagined differently from area to area) would eventually break homeowners and make rentals unaffordable for workers and retirees and any family not living on inherited wealth or Wall Street winnings.
We are at that breaking point.
Still, the democratic nominee for governor -(from whom some folks expected something better.)-touts bogus school budget “caps”L –a Lilliputian solution- to a Brobdingnagian problem- and says he won’t raise taxes on the super- rich. L
The press reports he is playing games with the Working Families Party. Why?
The “minor” parties” have seemingly been reliable “yes” men for the major parties. It’s just more of the same old stuff.
The Republicans have nominated a “safe” and controllable politician with nothing memorable in his campaign briefcase…and the middle class has no political champion-thus far- Most certainly NOT the Tea baggers who have yet to speak coherently about anything. Rage is not a mission statement.
To rescue NYS, Wall St. must PAY BACK SOME of what it has looted from Main Street.
There is no other way for Albany to begin to redeem itself.
…not after twenty years of demolishing tax equity and favoring the moneyed class and corporations… the gang that brought us recession, misery, and environmental disasters…while continuing to reap huge financial rewards for their greed and malfeasance.
The good old Albany boys don’t speak the truth.
They want to campaign on business as usual-because they are the same good old boys, Democrats and Republicans- with the same old names on the marquee.
We have heard so much drivel from the old Albany boys.
“Hey we can’t up the tax on people earning a million per annum…that’s not a lot nowadays.”!!!???
Honest…I heard that from political “leaders” several times…while they stood idly by as property taxes escalated wildly on the middle and working class.
The politicians don’t even realize how stale they sound. They don’t realize that their rote responses are infuriating.
It’s bad enough they are taxing the middle class to death – and not taxing their billionaire campaign donors nearly enough- while delivering not much for the money-at least, guys, don’t effing bore us to death also.