Next generations will pay for Biden relief
President-elect Biden announces another $1.9 trillion relief plan with additional $1,400 checks going to most Americans.
More wasteful spending to the most of us who don’t need it. More debt to our children and grandchildren.
Barely mentioned in our print and television media.
This is not the right start for the new administration.
Article stuck to facts of Cuomo green plan
Mega kudos to Gazette reporter John Cropley on his Jan. 14 article “Cuomo lays out massive green energy plan in State of State.”
The report was especially good because it stuck to the facts instead of injecting subjective opinions.
As an independent consultant who has worked on electricity matters since 1966, I have been following our governor’s so-called green energy escapades ever since they were revealed to us taxpayers.
As Mr. Cropley said, “Cuomo made no mention of the green project reducing costs for consumers, nor did he say that costs wouldn’t rise as a result.”
This is nothing new. The expenditures for this stuff were not approved by the Legislature. A cost-benefit analysis of the totality to be spent was never done (or if it was it has been kept secret).
The amount to be spent is uncapped and has no sunset date or circuit breaker if the costs exceed expectations.
The NYPSC told the electric utilities that they would not be allowed to tell consumers what it costs via a line-item on power bills (the reason given being that it would be too confusing).
What they really meant was that it would be too irritating for taxpayers to know what an out-of-control government project really costs.
Too bad Stefanik couldn’t find courage
An Iraq war veteran stood alone facing a rioting mob of very angry white men.
Eugene Goodman, a Capitol police officer, did not draw his weapon. Instead he risked his own life leading the marauding crowd past an open Senate doorway and to a less occupied section of our Capitol.
Rep. Elise Stefanik grew up a woman of family wealth, white privilege and Ivy League education.
Since year one of Trump’s presidency, Rep. Stefanik has carried his water, coddled his evil and curried his favor.
As a dad, I’d feel humiliated if either of my daughters pledged to such a man their uncritical obeisance.
Even after this historic riot in our Capitol, Stefanik continues to fuel the election falsehoods that propel white supremacist evil.
She’s a cog in a machine that is destroying our democracy.
Eugene Goodman, an African-American, never experienced the benefits of white privilege or a Harvard education.
But he did what was courageous and right.
It’s a pity Rep. Stefanik can’t bring herself to do the same.
Rev. John A. Ekman
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