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Matt Doheny opposes entitlement abuses The spreading of the entitlement mentality in America is like a cancer. If unchecked, it will have a terminal effect on our financial and moral stability. George Will’s Oct. 28 column in the Gazette reveals how pervasive the abuse of disability claims has become, and the underlying decay of moral values. I had the opportunity to discuss this with Matt Doheny during “Meet the Candidates” at Perth Bible Church. He ...


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wmarincic
November 3, 2012
5:30 a.m.

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Graham Higgins

The most honest comment I have ever read from a democrat in this paper. Thank you.

newyorker65
November 3, 2012
6:37 a.m.

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Graham Higgins... that is so not true! President Obama wanted to visit NYC, but Mayor Bloomberg asked him not to, so he only went to New Jersey! Also, after doing a little research, I found that Suffolk County, where Lindenhurst is located, and where your sister lives, was under mandatory evacuation. I'm sorry that your sister did not heed the warnings to get out before the hurricane hit and had to be rescued, thus creating a potentially dangerous situation to herself and her rescuers. My family also lives in NYC and although they live in Zone B and were not mandated to evacuate, they were smart and got out anyway.

tonijean613
November 3, 2012
9:35 a.m.

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Roger Johnson does not mention Corporate Welfare and the BILLIONS in free money that our tax dollars go to PROFITABLE corporations. Whis is where the bulk of waste in our tax dollars is going. He chooses to attack the low hanging fruit, the poor, disabled, the elderly for being given basic human needs. He does not acknowledge that the people he is probably referring to most employers wont even consider giving these people an opportunity to work- because of the color of their skin primarily. If Mr Johnson personally knows of someone who has some how managed to qualify for disability which requires a medical doctor completing and submitting medical records) then Mr Johnson should report that person and name them here. But frankly Mr Johnson is probably making a blanket assumption bec he chooses to stereotype classes of people- as though he really knows anything about the real lives of those trapped in poverty or struggling with a mental or physical disability. He probably doesnt even recognize that many of our returning soldiers are now homeless and mentally disabled. These people may look like able bodied and of sound mind to Mr Johnson, but I can assure you...I have yet to meet any person (mostly conservative in their views) who are willing to hire any of these people. I ask Mr Johnson, where are the employers willing to hire a homeless person or PTSD soldier or a minority with a felony record for a minor non violent drug offense? And how do you suppose the poor without cars or adequate public transportation would even be able to get a job where they are most likely open in the nicer suburbs? Mr. Johnson. I hope you and others who like to blame those trapped in a cycle of poverty, show us the job openings in these impoverished communities that they are qualified for and employers willing to hire them - at a living wage - I might add. I also invite you to look at the Green Party solution of a a Green New Deal- which would create an EMPLOYMENT LINE, not an UNemployment line.
Such an agency would be converted to giving every single person who wants a job with dignity - would be handed one- and the GOVERNMENT/Your taxes would go to pay for them to work for those employers willing to hire them.

gina99
November 3, 2012
12:43 p.m.

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Anyone that thinks Taxin Tonko is a great Congressman should not endorse anyone else. Tonko acts as if he is representing the Upper East Side. He never saw a tax or fee he didn't want to hike. He supports cutting $700 billion from Medicare from our seniors. He endorsed every Democrat on the ballot whether qualified or not like horrible Mayor McCarthy. Hopefully more will realize Taxin Tonko is the problem never the solution.

janesjoys
November 3, 2012
1:36 p.m.

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Thank you tonijean613 - I have just one thing to add - who created so many of the desperate needy when their jobs were sent overseas and our soldiers were sent into combat with the "Army you have, not the one you want". I wonder what the Republicans will do with the additional uneducted, uninsured and unemployed Americans that they create when they abolish Obamacare, illegalize contraception with a personhood amendment, privatize education and return to the same policies of the last Republican administration that cost millions of jobs, deicmated peoples savings, and crashed the value of their homes. What will they do????????? I guess we will find out if Romney/Ryan win this very important election.

wmarincic
November 4, 2012
3:56 p.m.

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janesjoys and tonijean you both have no clue. I have worked with the uneducated the disabled and the single mothers, I also have a son and daughter active duty Army. What's your point besides liberal lies and talking points. Let's be absolutely clear. Do to human nature, if you took all of the money from rich people, bankers and corporations and made every person over the age of 18 equal financially with the same money, house and car it would take less than 5 years for everything to be exactly the same as it was before. You are always going to have those smart people that take risks and become rich and you are still going to have the lazy people that will throw it all away. See that is what Obama and people like you don't realize.

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