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Too many greedy corporations trying to co-opt government George Will writes in his Jan. 24 column, “Don’t even think of protesting this government outrage,” about one corporation using eminent domain to take another corporation’s building. The problem with Will is he stops there and doesn’t explore why. A wise woman, Granny D, used to say, “If the government is acting stupid or crazy, follow the money.” An even more egregious case involves government taking private ...


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ronzo
January 30, 2013
8:01 a.m.

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Government too big for taxpayers’ good: George - if you don't want big government you should start in your backyard. March to your town hall and demand that they dissolve that government with the other 18 just like it and consolidate into ONE Saratoga County government. Then march to the 6 villages in Saratoga County and demand that they each dissolve into the county. Then march to your school district and demand that they merge with the other 11 school districts and consolidate into one Saratoga County school district. Then march to your local firehouse and demand that they merge with the 23 other fire districts plus the two city fire departments in the county and consolidate into one county fire department. Then march to your water authority and demand that they dissolve along with the other 103 in Saratoga County and let the county provide all water. So far that's 166 government entities in little rural Saratoga County. Then go to your sewer district and do the same thing, plus all the other tax districts that are so numerous. Then march to Albany and demand that the state mandate that each government entity in each county do the same thing that you demand of Saratoga County. When you're done speaking to deaf ears, you can complain all you want about the Federal Government because they are amateurs compared to New York.

albright1
January 30, 2013
8:13 a.m.

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John Edward Bigelow,

Well done, those are words to live by....

albright1
January 30, 2013
8:26 a.m.

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Peter Looker, why don't you get in your van(corporation)and burn gas (corporation) and drive on roads (paving by corporation) and go to Starbucks (corporation) and have some coffee (corporation). Then sit down in your chair (corporation) and type another letter on your computer (corporation) about the evil corporations.

catherine9966
January 30, 2013
1:11 p.m.

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Well said John Edward Bigelow! Treat others as you would like to be treated. Don't have to be a Christian to live by those words.

Fritzdawg
January 30, 2013
2:37 p.m.

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albright1:
The cognitive dissonance you display is nothing short of breathtaking.
Are you having a stroke?

albright1
January 30, 2013
3:09 p.m.

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Really Fritz, do you see conflicting beliefs? How so?

Fritzdawg
January 30, 2013
6:48 p.m.

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abright1:
Are you kidding?
"Peter Looker, why don't you get in your van(THAT HE PAID FOR)and burn gas (THAT HE PAID FOR) and drive on roads (THAT HE PAID FOR) and go to Starbucks (THAT ONLY EXISTS BECAUSE WE BUY THEIR STUFF) and have some coffee (THAT HE PAID FOR). Then sit down in your chair (THAT HE PAID FOR) and type another letter on your computer (THAT HE PAID FOR) about the evil corporations.

Corporations don't give us a single thing out of the goodness of their hearts, yet they expect us to give them tax breaks, welfare, and regulations that hurt us.
All of which WE, get to pay for.
Corporations couldn't exist without US, not the other way around.

Do you send them gifts, and thank you notes because they were so nice very enough to let us buy their stuff?

Corporations don't give a damn about you.
Never did, never will.

albright1
January 31, 2013
8:04 a.m.

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Well Fritz,

I guess some folks, yourself included, think that all corporations are made up of evil people who sit around all day thinking of ways to screw people. Others know better.

Fritzdawg
January 31, 2013
12:32 p.m.

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Care to name a few that aren't? BP? Walmart?

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