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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:45 pm    Post subject: JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT THINGS COULDN'T GET WORSE
From Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:00 am to Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:59 am (included)
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Just when you think things couldn't get worse......they do.

What is going on in Albany is an outright embarrassment.

Our Legislature in New York looks more like something out of MTV's the "Real World" or Monday Night Raw than a governing body.

We have a cast of characters that are only out for themselves and what's worse is we pay their salaries.

Can you imagine any of these people holding a real job?

You know like the rest of us;

Up early

Commuting every day at our own expense.

Working at least 9 to 5 with many of us working 50 weeks a year or holding second jobs to make ends meet.

Actually having to deliver on our responsibilities.

I can only speak for myself but if I told my boss that I decided I wasn't going to come in because I couldn't get along with my co-workers my next stop would be the unemployment line.

Republicans or Democrats, Liberals or Conservatives it doesn't matter, they were elected to represent the people of New York and the bottom line is they are not doing their job.

And while the newspapers are happy because they finally found a story other than the Astor trial (does anyone really care?) other things are happening that will have an effect on us all.

Very quietly the Federal government is relaxing its caps on salaries for firms receiving bailouts from the government.

And it is just a matter of time when they do the same with bonuses?

Oh but all is well because they are going to appoint a "Pay Czar" to keep an eye on things.

When in doubt appoint a "Czar"

You cannot make this stuff up.

And back at Ground Zero they entire rebuilding plan is about to fall apart because the Governor spends more time on damage control than actually governing.

The PA, the MTA and all of the other Authorities continue to be exempt from governmental rules but are the first ones with their hands out for taxpayer money when they run out of cash.

And God forbid anyone requires that these agencies funded with taxpayer money be made to make their books public.

We all know they would never lie!

But I digress.

The bottom line is that we have set the bar so low when it comes to holding government responsible that we have created this mess.

The background of many of our elected officials at all levels would make the Cincinnati Bengals blush.

We need to raise the bar.

We need those in government for the right reasons to step up and take the lead.

We need them to agree to a political pre nup.

We need them to put the people before their party.

Most of all we need them to be representatives not politicians.

And the New York State Senate would be a good place to start.
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