Monday, February 10, 2014

Bazzo Says: Items You Will Never Find On The Front Page



Bazzo Says:
BY ANTHONY J. BAZZO
OF YORKTOWN NEWS
TITLE:  Items You Will Never Find On The Front Page

Profile In Political Weenieism:

According to my sources:

All Town Board members, with the exception of Supervisor Michael Grace, have decided NOT to attend the public meeting scheduled for discussion about Convalescent Home on Jan. 24 at Town Hall. The Town Board scheduled the meeting earlier this month after residents informed the council that they wanted the Town Board to hear their reasons for not wanting the home in their neighborhood.

The reason Town Board members give for deciding not to attend is that they do not want to be seen as taking sides before the public hearing on the matter, which is scheduled for March 4.

As if the feelings of the council members are state secrets...

Who says they have to speak up at the meeting, anyway? Only a politician would feel the need to speak at a gathering of public opinion, the hubris of it all! Even though council members are paid by the taxpayers and they scheduled the meeting, they are saying to the concerned residents, "What you have to say is of no importance until we deem it so."

This convalescent home will become a reality. We must remember that it is not only bad people who succumb to substance abuse, but nice people, too. The sooner young people realize this, the sooner they will seek help for themselves and their friends.

This NIMBY-ism (NotInMyBackyard) is a crock. We are told by our parents from an early age that everyone deserves a second chance. What kind of example are we setting for young people when we act as though, if it too close to our community, that a second chance is bunk?

I am old enough to remember all the fear mongering when the Phoenix House wanted to locate to Stoney Street. Those fears were unfounded and those kids at Phoenix House have a 98 percent success rate. Adults deserve the same chance, not just kids.
 
Forty-four Percent OF People Still Stupid:
 
According to the latest CNN poll, 44% of the people still blame Bush for the state of the economy.  This in spite of being in the sixth year of the policies put in place by this administration.  While it is true that the economy began to tank while Bush was still President, remember it was the Democrat controlled Congress and Senate the last two years of his presidency that blocked any and all attempts to reform the housing market, ( Fanny-Mea and Freddy-Mac in particular) and their Democrat cronies that headed those institutions who enriched themselves by forcing lending institutions to continue to give loans to people who could not possibly pay them back. 
 
You will notice that the justice department only goes after the lending institutions but not the officials that made and enforced the policies these institutions had to adhere to.  You will also notice that polling right after the 2012 election found 55% blamed Bush for the economy.  So it is still trending down.  However the poll shows more people still blame Bush than the present administration, and they call Reagan the Teflon president.
 
CVS to stop selling cigarettes by October

CVS is trying to spin this as their idea. That all by themselves they thought of this as a good public gesture. A gesture that CVS estimates will cost them $2 billion a year. They are trying to convince you it was hypocritical to sell tobacco products. What you are not being told is that there are cities and towns all across the country where it is already illegal to sell tobacco products in stories with pharmacies. Last year, during the holidays, there was talk in Albany about passing legislation to ban the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies. The way I see it is that CVS basically had a gun put its head to make this announcement. If the other pharmacies do not "voluntarily" follow suit, watch Albany pass a law.

Check out these words from CVS Public Relations Director Mike DeAngelis, as reported in our sister paper, Mahopac News:

“Now more than ever, pharmacies are on the front line of healthcare, becoming more involved in chronic disease management to help patients with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. All of these conditions are made worse by smoking. Cigarettes have no place in a setting where healthcare is delivered.”

Dear Mr. DeAngelis:

• What type of “healthcare setting” offers up cookies, chips, candy, soda and beer?

• Does CVS actually think this move will prevent one person from smoking?

• Won’t the projected $2 billion loss prevent CVS from hiring new people, promoting employees and expanding? Expanding upon that, don’t more people working means more people with health insurance, which tends to mean healthier people, which is supposedly the point of this new policy in the first place?

• And about that heroin-in-a-pill you guys sell…well that was a low blow, but something that should be discussed at some point.

In short, nationally we will have the same amount of smokers, just fewer workers with health insurance and a smaller number of new CVS stores popping up, which means fewer construction jobs, etc, etc, etc. This is simple economics.

E-C-O-N-O-M-IC-S

So, what will the politicians in this mess-of-a-state do with this? Well, New York will lose the tax dollars on a portion of that $2 billion—tax dollars this state can ill afford to lose. Smokers will be forced to pay higher prices at their neighborhood delis, bodegas and gas stations. Or as history has proven, more and more smokers will find other ways—legal and not so legal—of getting their smokes. Bootlegging in New York because of the state's confiscatory tax policies is already a multi-billion dollar business.

This means less tax dollars for the state, a greater price-per-pack for those who usually buy cigarettes at CVS, and more action on the black market. Add this to the national affects and you have a real winning move. Will this ruin our economy? No, but it is a small example of how feel good policies and/or regulation tend have negative outcomes. (See liberalism in our inner cities from 1964 to present.)

Mark my words. This will only make things worse
 
 
Albany To Small Business: Drop Dead:
 
A few year back, the Legislature passed a law and the Governor signed it that allowed niche wineries and beer makers to more easily open businesses in New York.  This law has proven to more successful than imagined.  Go to any liquor store and you will find New York State wines of above average quality at reasonable prices. 
 
I remember when my family owned a liquor store in Shrub Oak (Lakeland Liquors) that you could get a gallon of California wine cheaper that a half-gallon of New York State wine.  Taxes and regulations were the difference.  So now that you have these small wineries on the threshold of success, there are lawmakers in Albany, after getting hundreds of thousands of dollars from the two biggest distributors of wines and spirits doing their bidding by trying to pass a law that would require these wineries to store their wines in New York for a minimum of 48 hours. 
 
Right now most of these small wineries are able to store their merchandise in New Jersey warehouses at a much cheaper price.  If this law passes, it has been reported that it will add two dollar to a bottle of wine.  This will force the nearly 200 small wineries to either lay off workers or go out of business all together.  So when you see those new commercials sponsored by the Governor touting that New York is open for business, tell him to go to hell if he signs this proposed law.  Also I would not vote for any legislator who votes for this.
 
WSJ Blames Conservatives for Amnesty's Demise:
 
This in spite of House Speaker John Boehner saying  "what good would it do to come up with immigration reform when you can't trust the sitting president to faithfully execute the law."  The Wall Street Journal accuses the Republicans of caving to the conservatives it their effort to join the "get rid of conservatives" front.  The WJS must spin immigration this way or else they would actually have to pay attention to what the House Speaker said.
 
Think about what Boehner said for a moment.  If a Republican President did not enforce the law that alone would be grounds for impeachment, because that is a direct violation of the presidential oath. Each President when they are sworn in, promise to defend and protect the United States and the Constitution and its laws. Yet as I listed in a recent column, we have a president who is willing to openly operate and behave outside of the oath.  I even sited the 1838 Supreme Court ruling that said a President could not pick and choose the laws to be enforced.
 
Right there at the State Of The Union Address, the President said if Congress does not do as he wishes, he will go it alone.  He stood there and told Congress "screw you" and the Democrats gave him a standing ovation.  Congress woman Shelia Jackson Brown even said "it is the duty of Congress to pass executive orders for the President to sign."   One would think, and rightly so, the Democrats would give Obama dictatorial powers if they were in charge.
 
This is not to give Boehner a pass.  As Speaker of the House, he allows the President to geld them.  Their fear of being called racist makes them no better than unicks.  Believe me, if it were a Republican President and Democrats controlled the house, members would be all over Sunday political t.v.  screaming dictator!  Impeachment!  Their leadership would not be the quisling Boehner is. This is what I say, what say you? 
 
SOURCES:
 
CNN Poll:
 
Wall Street Journal:
 
Boehner says no immigration deal until Obama enforces laws:
 


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