Saturday, March 18, 2006

IN NEW YORK IT IS NOT REPUBLICAN VS. DEMOCRAT BUT BIG GOVERNMENT VS. LIMITED GOVERNMENT

DEAR READERS:

I AM GOING TO RESPOND IN THIS BLOG TO THE COMMENTS MADE BY "IMAGINARY COUSIN" IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF MY LAST BLOG. AS WRONG AS THEY ARE, HIS AGRUMENTS ARE WELL WRITTEN AND REFLECT THE BIG GOVERNMENT MENTALITY THAT BOTH PARTIES IN ALBANY IN THIS ELECTION YEAR REFLECT. IT IS YOUR HUMBLE WRITERS JOB AND THE MISSION OF THIS MANIFESTO TO ARTICULATE THE LIMITED GOVERNMENT SIDE THAT THIS STATE AND THIS COUNTRIES CONSTITUTIONS ARE BASED.
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IF MY "HANDS OFF" GOVERNMENT IDEAS SCARE YOU THEN WHAT THE FOUNDERS OF THIS COUNTRY BELIEVED MUST MAKE YOU WANT TO SLIT YOUR WRISTS. I AM NOT A BELIEVER IN THE ROBIN HOOD MENTALITY THAT YOU TAKE FROM THE RICH AND GIVE TO THE POOR. YOU DECRY THE HIGH COST OF HOUSING, YET YOU WOULD DRIVE UP THAT COST BY REVISITING AD-NAUSIEUM, ITEMS THAT AFTER A YEAR AND A HALF HAVE BEEN DECIDED. AS WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT SAFETY ISSUES REGARDING THIS HOUSING, CALLING DO-OVERS DOES NOT MAKE SENCE UNLESS YOU WISH TO BLOCK THIS FROM HAPPENING AND WILL USE ANY MEANS AT YOUR DISPOSAL AND TRY TO DRESS IT UP AS PUBLIC GOOD. THERE WILL BE ENOUGH DELAYS AND DISCUSIONS AHEAD AS TRAFFIC AND ENVIORMENTAL AFFECTS ARE NOW TO BE DISCUSSED. THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT THE OPPOSITION IS OPPOSED TO THE PROFIT THAT A FOR PROFIT PRIVATE ENTITY IS GOING TO MAKE AND THEY WISH TO CREATE CLASS ENVY OVER IT. THE DEVELOPER IS NOT A ROBER BARRON AND MAKING A PROFIT IS NOT A CRIME. IT IS NOT UP TO GOVERNMENT TO DECIDE HOW MUCH PROFIT IS TOO MUCH. THE BUSINESS AND THE TOWN ARE WORKING TOGETHER, AND THE ISSUE OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING HAS BEEN SETTLED. IT IS TIME TO MOVE ON.
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YOU TAKE ISSUE WITH MY "LOCAL APPROACH"....THE LATE FORMER HOUSE LEADER TIP O'NIEL WAS CORRECT IN SAYING "ALL POLITICS IS LOCAL". THE FACT IS THE GOINGS ON IN ALBANY THAT THIS MANIFESTO DISCUSSES DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH WASHINGTON. TO TRY TOP EXPAND THE ISSUE AS YOU WOULD LIKE, ONLY REINFORCES THE "YOU CAN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT" MENTALITY THAT CREATES THE APATHY THAT EFFECTS MANY VOTERS. WHAT I DISCUSS ARE THINGS THAT READERS AND VOTERS CAN AFFECT NOW, SHOULD THEY CHOOSE TO, AND I WILL NOT ADD TO THAT HELPLESS ATTITUDE. AS IT IS IN THE BIG GOVERNMENT INTEREST TO CREATE THE ILLUSION OF HELPLESSNESS, YOUR APPROACH ONLY PLAYS INTO THAT. THE FOLLOWING ARE FACTS:

GEAOGE BUSH AND THE REPUBLICANS IN WASHINGTON ARE NOT RESPOSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING OUTRAGEOUS TAXES, FEES AND SURCHARGES:

ON YOUR CELL PHONE BILL, YOUR TELEPHONE BILL, YOUR CABLE BILL, YOUR ELECTRIC BILL.

THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR A BOTTLE OF LIQUORE OR WINE. THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR A PACK OF CIGGARETTES. THE PRICE FOR YOU TIRES FOR YOUR CAR. THE PRICE YOU PAY TO REGISTER AND OWN YOUR CAR.

WHEN YOU BUY OR SELL YOUR HOUSE.

WHAT YOU PAY FOR MEDICAID (N.Y. PAYS TWICE AS MUCH AS THE NEXT TWO STATES COMBINED, THOSE STATES ARE CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS) AS AN ASIDE, THE N.Y.TIMES CATALOUGED 18 BILLION DOLLARS IN MEDICAID WASTE AND FRAUD THAT ALSO DRIVES UP THE COST OF THIS PROGRAM.

WHAT YOU PAY FOR GAS AND HEATING OIL AND NATURAL GAS.

WHAT YOU PAY FOR INSURANCE (CAR OR HEALTH OR HOME)

SCHOOL AND PROPERTY TAXES

ALL THE ABOVE ARE THE DIRECT ACTS OF OUR REPRESENTATIVES IN ALBANY TO KEEEP AN OVERLY BLOATED GOVERNMENT AFLOAT AND TO JUSTIFY THEIR EXISTANCE, AND REPAY THE SPECIAL INTERESTS THAT KEEP THEM IN OFFICE.

NONE OF THE ABOVE ARE GEORGE BUSHES' FAULT AS MUCH AS YOU WISH THEM TO BE. THESE ARE STRICTLY STATE AND LOCAL ISSUES PERPUTRATED BY OUR REPRENTATIVES IN ALBANY.

AND NOW THEY WANT YOU TO PAY MORE FOR GOODS AND SERVICES BY TRYING TO MAKE MANDITORY THAT COMAPNIES THAT EMPLOY MORE THAT 100 PEOPLE PAY HIGHER WAGES AND HEALTH INSURANCE. THEY USE BIG BOX STORES AS AN EXAMPLE, HOWEVER THEY EMPLOY THOUSANDS. WE ARE TALKING HUNDREDS NOW.
FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN I WAS INVOLVED IN THE RED PARROT CLUB IN THE EIGHTIES WE HAD 103 EMPLOYEES. WE WOULD HAVE FIRED FOUR OR FIVE PEOPLE THAN PAY THE EXTRA SURCHARGES. THIS IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THIS LAW TAKES EFFECT. IT WILL HURT THOSE WHO THEY WISH IT TO HELP. IT WILL MEAN LESS JOBS FOR THOSE WHO NEED THEM AND HIGHER COSTS FOR THE CONSUMER. THE BASIC ECONOMICS OF THIS IS INESCAPABLE. I JUST LOVE WHEN THOSE WHO HAVE
SECURE JOBS ARE WILLING TO RISK THE EMPLOYMENT OF THOSE WHO DON'T JUST TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES. PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER HAD THE RESPONSIBILTY OF RUNNING A BUSINESS, TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING AND GOD FORBID EVEN A PROFIT, TELLING THOSE WHO DO, HOW TO DO IT. YOU SIR ARE WRONG WHEN YOU SAY THERE IS NO RIGHT TO DO BUSINESS. ONE OF THE FOUNDING PRICIPALS OF THIS STATE AND COUNTRY IS THE RIGHT TO EXIST AND GO ABOUT AND DO OUR BUSINESS WITHOUT THE UNDO INTERFERENCE OF GOVERNMENT. THE PERSUIT OF HAPPINESS OUR FOUNDERS BELIEVED HAPPENED WHEN GOVERNMENT IS LIMITED. THE MENTALITY OF BIG GOVERNMENT IS TO PUNISH THAT SUCCESS AND REDISRIBUTE WEALTH. IT IS NOT THE RESONSIBILTY OF THE CONSUMER OR PRIVATE BUSINESS TO ADRESS THE ISSUE OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE CREATED THEIR OWN OBSTICALS TO THAT PERSIUT OF HAPPINESS. WE AS A SOCIETY HAVE ALREADY DECIDED TO TAKE OUT TAXES TO PROVIDE THOSE SAFETY NETS. UNTIL YOU SHOW HOW SHIFTING THE RESOPSIBILTIY TO BUSINESS OR THE CONSUMER WILL LOWER THOSE TAXES WE ALREADY PAY, I SAY TO HELL WITH IT. I DO NOT BELIEVE WE SHOULD PAY TWICE FOR THAT WHICH WE ALREADY PAY FOR. THE BOTTOM LINE ON THIS ISSUE IS THAT AS THE UNIONS ARE MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS TO OUR REPRENTATIVES IN ALBANY, THOSE SAID REPRENTATIVES ARE TRYING TO DO WHAT THE UNIONS CAN'T.
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YOU STATE THAT WAL-MART HAS CHANGED IN THE LAST TWENTY YEARS, WELL SO HAS THE MISSION OF UNIONS. FROM THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY, TO THE CARMAKERS TO THE DISTRUCTION OF THE STEEL INDUSTRY, TO MOST OTHER MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR. FROM THE TAXES KEEPING OPEN UNPRODUCTIVE HOSPITALS, TO THE RECENT CONTRACT WHERE THE N.Y.C. POLICE ATE THEIR OWN YOUNG, TO LAST DECEMBERS TRANSIT STRIKE ON THE PUBLIC SIDE.
UNIONS SIR, HAVE DONE MORE HARM THAN GOOD AND DRIVEN UP THE COST OF GOODS AND SERVICES AND OUR TAXES. THE UNIONS OF TODAY ARE NOT YOUR PARENTS UNIONS, AND YOUR FAILURE TO SEE THAT IS YOUR BLINDSPOT.

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FINALLY AS FOR SENATOR CLINTON, I WILL SAY SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT HER.
SENATOR CLINTON IS A GOOD DEMOCRAT.

SHE IS HOWEVER, A LOUSY SENATOR FOR N.Y. AS SHE HAS PUT HER AND/OR HER PARTY INTERESTS OVER OUR INTERESTS. FROM HER VOTES ON TAXES TO HOMELAND SECURITY SHE HAS TOWED THE PARTY LINE. TO HER RACIAL PROFILING OF THE PORTS DEAL(YOU SEE IT IS ALRIGHT TOPROFILE TO ADVANCE YOUR POLITICAL AGENDA BUT NOT ALRIGHT TO PROFILE FOR NATIONAL SECURITY),
TO CONJURING UP IMAGES OF A FACISIT STATES IN REGARDS TO ILEAGAL IMIGRATION. TO PLAYING THE GENDER CARD BY SAYING THAT REPUBLICANS ARE PICKING ON HER BECAUSE SHE IS A WOMAN. SHE HAS NEVER MISSED AN OPPORTUINTY TO PANDER. SHE IS TRULY A BIG GOVERNMENT ADVOCATE. I CANNOT AND WILL NOT SUPPORT HER AND ANYTIME I CAN POINT OUT HER HIPOCRICY I WILL.
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THIS BLOG IS MY SOAPBOX FROM WHICH I WILL SPEAK OUT. THE NICE THING ABOUT THIS SOAPBOX IS THAT THERE IS ROOM FOR OTHERS TO STAND ON IT AND SPEAK OUT, UNEDITED, IN THE COMMENTS SECTION, I RESERVE MY RIGHT TO RESPOND TO THOSE COMMENTS, HOWEVER I WILL NEVER EDIT THEM OR DELETE THEM. THE FREE AND OPEN EXCHANGE OF IDEAS IS THE FIRST GOAL OF THIS BLOG. I WELCOME THE COMMENTS OF "IMAGINARY COUSIN", OTHER READERS, AND ANY OF THE ELECTED OFFICAILS TO USE THE COMMENTS SECTION TO SPEAK OUT AT ANY LENGHT ON ANY TOPIC YOU MAY WISH TO OPINE, IN AN UNEDITED FASHION. THIS BLOG HAS 400 PLUS READERS AT YOU DISPOSAL, WISHING TO HEAR WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY. YOU MAY BE AYNONOMOUS OR NOT. BETTER THAN ANY LOCAL NEWS OUTLET, THIS BLOG ALLOWS YOU TO REACH VOTERS AGAIN WITH OUT EDITING OR DELETION. IT IS MY WISH THAT YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT.

BAZZO 03/18/06

3 comments:

Atomfan said...

So we finally agree. It's not Democrats vs Republicans, It's haves vs have nots

ImaginaryCousin said...

Andy, as always, well said. I hope you continue ot know that I respect you for your well thought out comments, even though you are completely wrong about most things. As for whether or not I would slit my wrists based ont eh ideas of the founding fathers, I would tell you to read a little more about them, and not what is in the grammer school textbooks. The founding fathers only wanted hands off government when they were british citizens. Once they realized how costly it is to run a country, they put regulations on all sorts of businesses. Also, the Robi Hood comments are beneath you. You are far more intelligent than name calling from children's books. You once told me you do not cite to examples of extremity, but only facts. Please refrain from the Robin Hood comments, since these are exactly what you claimed not to do.

I do not decry the high cost of housing. Housing is expensive. Builders and trademen in teh construction field deserve to make a fair wage for their work, which is included int eh cost of housing. I don't know why you don't get that business cost money to run. You need to buy gas and insurance, but if thats all you did, you cab company would go out of business. There are other costs of business that you must engage. Part of the business model is getting the right permits, which entail dealing with local government.

On the local politics, I agree that local politics are important, but national politics can not be ignored. The people's disgust with teh national picture will discourage involvement at the
local level.

Unions of today are far more important than my parent's unions. The Unions are today must dfeal with the collapse of american business due to short sighted profiteers. If only the US auto industry realized that people would want to buy cars that last long and get good gas milage in the 1980s when Honda, Toyota and Nissan did. Maybe Ford and GM would not have made cars with a 7 year life expectancy and 18 mpg. Now the unions have to deal with the fact that profiteering business men made terrible decisions that are causing huge problems for our economy and are costing me tax dollars because the pension and healthcare system for our hardest workers are goign under. I will not abandon people who put 40 years into makign our coutnry great, so I will pick up the tab when the busienss guys fucked up. Also, since I now know that airline, auto, insurance and many other business execs have only their personal interests in mind and not the long term good of the country or the economy, I feel the need to prevent these asshole from fucking my children's lives as bad as mine, so I need ot regulate them. I need to check their books and give them guidelines. The free market let them ruin our coutnry's auto industry and air industry and insurance industry. I won;t let them do it again, so I will get in teir face. You see I love this country and want it to last. I know that takes work and sacrifice. I don;t believe the country exists to make us rch, I believe we exist to make our country better. I am a patriot and a lover of freedom, not like many conservatives who care only abotu their pocket and not what happens to this nation is 20 years.

As for Senator Clinton, I am as angry with her as the next democrat for running for president when she stands no chance at winning, but then again, she is deflecting attention from the actual nominee, so I guess it has a good thing for us all in the end. As for her assistance to New Yorkers, so has been linked to the creation of over 50,000 non farm job in upstate. She introduced and got passed three bills bringing massive federal money into downtown NY investment following 9/11. She has voted against the unamended Patriot Act, which supports the views of the majority of NYers.

Her votes on homeland security are second to none. She is a real american. One who ralizes that the destruction of freedom in not security. Security is the protection of life and liberty, not just the first part. I feel safer with a Clinton in charge of my security than a bush.

As for the ports deal, come on, you support giving the security of our nation's ports to foreign governemtn. This was NOT a foreign corporation. It was the government of UAB. UAB is a semi-socialist nation where the governmetn owns that corporation. I'm sorry, but I can;t see putting our ports in the hands of a foreign government. Also, it was not so much the issue, but how it was hidden. Typical republican, get the money to our friends udner the table. Dems may tax you, but the tax money is out in the open. bush just takes it and gives it to his friends. If anyone is a robin hood, its bush, oh wait, he takes from teh rich to give to the rich. Also, before we get into racial profiling, lets talk about the local issue of local police racial profiling before you condemn a national official for it.

I agree with Atomfan, it is not dems v. rupukes, it is haves v. have nots. Its just that bushie likes to take more from the have nots and give to his friends, the haves.

Mr. Peek said...

Andy,
Where is the awareness of these issues? Peolple need to know what is going on in their communities. By the time the information reaches a level of interest(TV) it is usually watered down and too late to do anything positive