Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:49 pm Post subject: Election Day is Near We Need Representatives Not Politicians
From Aug 07, 2012 to Aug 13, 2012 (included)
|Itís election time again and we have an assortment of candidates and incumbents running for office on Staten Island.
Some qualified, some not.
Some I am sure being pushed by those in power in their political party, others looking for the opportunity to wrest the seat from their opponentís control.
We have lifers who seem to pop up every time a position becomes available and newcomers trying to make an inroad into the political game.
Some many candidates so little time.
One question is where have these people been for the last 10 years and why are they only becoming involved now?
But the most important question is; what are they really going to do for Staten Island.
For a moment forget political party affiliation.
For years Staten Islanders have given and gotten very little back.
We have an infrastructure built for 100,000 with a population of 450,000.
We spend billions rebuilding other countries and can't get a dime for Staten Island.
We spend hundreds of billions on a war in which thousands of our sons and daughters have died and ignore or mistreat our veterans when they come home.
We are the only borough without a city hospital.
We have a senior citizen population that is growing exponentially, who have to worry every day about how they are going to survive.
Gas is nearly $4.00 a gallon, oil companies make record profits and we continue to be held hostage by our "allies" in the Middle East.
Lobbyists continue to get rich and we have no money for education.
Pharmaceutical companies continue to prosper and we continue to poison our children with preservatives in our vaccines.
We defend other countries but can't even secure our borders.
Of course one person will not change all of these things but at least we need someone who is going to try.
The person running on Staten Island should at least represent their constituents.
They should all be required to leave their rubber stamps at home as they should represent the people first and not their parties.
If a Republican should win we need someone who will work with our Democratic Senators for the benefit of Staten Island.
We also need someone who will work with all of our local elected officials and address our local problems.
We don't need campaign promises as candidates always seem to develop selective memories when elected.
We need someone who will use the internet to ask their constituents what they need and want and not just as a tool to raise money.
We need someone who will work for our seniors and students throughout their term and not just during the campaign.
We need someone who will fight to take back our borough, city and state from the Authorities that have been bleeding us dry since the days of Robert Moses
We need someone who will be reactive to the problems of Staten Island that have been ignored for years.
We need someone who will be proactive to the problems we will face in the future.
We don't need someone who will be inactive as has been the case with many of our elected officials in the past.
We don't need a POLITICIAN we need a "REPRESENTATIVE"
Hopefully we will find a few over the next few months.