Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Dear Readers:

I am sick and tired of politicians who run on a platform of job creation as if government can create a job that does not rely on tax dollars to exist. These same politicians are also the ones who stand in the way of actual private sector job creation in the name of fear. The worse culprits are Republicans who should know better, but once elected by running to the right, move to the left.

Former Governor George Pataki is a prime example. By the time he ran for his third term, there was not a spit of difference between him and his Democrat opponent. Assemblyman Robert J. Castelli (R, C – Goldens Bridge), and State Senator Greg Ball (R-District 4) are the latest. The issue is hydraulic fracturing, also known as “hydrofracking” or “fracking,” in New York State.

To "frack" a gas well, millions of gallons of water, sand, and chemicals, (yes, some are toxic), are pumped deep underground at high pressure. This fractures the rock that has trapped the natural gas and allows it to escape. Both these "pro-jobs" Republicans while saying they are open to the idea, are actually by their actions opposed. I believe this opposition is more politically motivated as their districts are more purple than red or blue.

As Republicans, they should be advocating this. Instead they play the fear card of what might happen. This is no different than the fear card played by our politicians in calling for the closure of Indian Point. While I agree that it would be unwise to use this procedure near our drinking water supplies, there is still enough places that do not affect our water that this can and should be done. However our phoney pro-job Republicans wish to delay this by advocating endless talk.

This comes down to a simple philosophy, "don't do something, just sit there and talk about it." This then looks to the ill-informed like action, as the media has educated us to believe talking equals action. The Southern Tier of New York desperately need these jobs. The State desperately needs the tax and fee monies this will generate. We desperately need the natural gas this will produce.

All activities attempted by man come with risks. As man is not perfect, that which they attempt can not be done risk free. The idea is to minimize the risks. This process has undergone many revisions to minimize that risk. Keeping it away from drinking water minimizes the risk. "Fracking, like nuclear power is safe that we are being led to believe. We need energy. We need jobs. Private sector jobs. "Fracking" achieves both. It is time both Castelli and Ball stop worrying about their future and start worrying about ours. This is my opinion, you may beg to differ.

Anthony J. Bazzo

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