Forget raises and help retirees instead
The Buffalo Bills football team has a new stadium. The governor approved $660 million (over half a billion) for the project. The state legislature passed it.
Now those same politicians want a $32,000 pay raise. Thinking only of themselves, they have no idea retirees are deeply offended.
That raise is more than most seniors earn in a year, including Social Security. They seem to forget retirees spend their pensions here. They pay taxes here. They maintain their homes here stabilizing property values. It’s all done with their pensions.
In return a gracious Legislature gives them the highest tax burden in the nation. Is it any wonder retirees are leaving New York in large numbers? Is it any wonder we lost a U.S. House seat?
Unless we reverse this trend, our political influence in Washington will diminish.
That translates to fewer tax dollars returning to New York. In turn, the number of infrastructure projects for roads and water treatment will be reduced. Can’t you see what this exodus means, governor?
Instead of padding personal interests, help retirees. I’m certain you have half a billion dollars lying around somewhere.
GOP support for lies is bad lesson for kids
It is interesting that the Republican Party has two similar people:
One, Rep. Elise Stefanik, backs Donald Trump’s lies, the invasion of the Capitol and got rewarded for her deeds. The other, George Santos, is a young man who ran for Congress from Long Island who lied about his education and job experience. Yet no one in the Republican Party questioned anything.
What are we really teaching our youth of today?
Stolen Christmas angels had meaning
What is the world coming to?
I have lived on the corner of Hamilton and Hulett Streets for 30 years. I have lived on the Hill for 60 years.
Recently some low-life came onto my lawn and stole my two African American angel Christmas lawn ornaments.
What’s sad is there is no great dollar value to them, since I doubt they cost me $10 a piece when I bought them so many years ago.
They are missing their lights, they’re chipped, and I have repainted them many times.
It’s the sentimental value. I have put them on my lawn since my grandchildren were small. They have all grown up and have children of their own. They still look forward to seeing my Christmas angels each year in front of the house on the lawn lighted up.
So if you’re driving in the Hamilton Hill area and see two African American angels dressed in white with long gold horns, you will know how these people got them.
All I can say to the low-life who took them is, God forgive you and I hope no one treats your grandmother the way you treated this 80-year-old grandmother.
GOP still living in their world of denial
Here we are, two years after the worst attack on our Capitol in history by our own citizens, several Capitol police died in connection with the riot and over 150 security police were seriously injured, including four officers who died by suicide in the following days.
Last week, to remember those who died and were injured defending the Capitol that day, a ceremony was held on the steps.
Names were read and a two-minute moment of silence and remembrance was held. There was only one Republican there.
It can’t be defended by saying they were busy trying to get McCarthy elected Speaker. It was held in the morning, and many officials were there and able to vote later in the early afternoon.
It speaks volumes that Republicans are still living in a world of division that they try to deny.
The Capitol security men and women were protecting all elected officials that day. It’s truly an embarrassment and so unpatriotic that this mindset continues in the GOP.
And, after 15 ballots for Speaker, McCarthy thanks Donald Trump. Really?
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