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Cuomo the chameleon has been doing more for himself than N.Y. While I applaud Gov. Cuomo’s recent attempt at some kind of campaign finance reform, I have to question both his sincerity and his timing. I hold the same sentiment for his attempts to crack down on political corruption in Albany. I believe that the million-dollar question to the governor is, what took you so long? While publicly railing against the evils of corporate and ...


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Fritzdawg
July 3, 2013
1:06 a.m.

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Robert H. Semp:
Did you lack oxygen at birth?
Did Santa bring you an extra chromosome for Christmas?

Who taught you such nonsense?
Were you home schooled by AM radio?

Phils2008
July 3, 2013
7:18 a.m.

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Robert all you really need to know about the idiocy of Washington, is that Dems are backed by people like Fritzdawg. I have yet to read the bill. Fritz never will since he simply goes along to get whatever he can get. You can be certain though that neither Shummer or his Puppy will read it, beyond the pork they stuff in it.

Phils2008
July 3, 2013
7:28 a.m.

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John, Cuomo's biggest problem aside from pandering to continue his own lifetime public dole gig, is that most of the crooks are in his party. The parties voters know and condone the crooks as long as they vote for their particular interest. Nothing else really matters. Imagine how many Democrats would be in jail if they did not control the main stream media. What support would Cuomo have then. He knows he cant put them in jail. Corruption, Anti-Americanism, anti-Catholicism, anti-traditionalism, and lack of ethics are mainstays of the party. He wont, and couldn't if he wanted to, change that.

roberttodt
July 3, 2013
7:37 a.m.

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Robert Semp is correct, there will be tax advantages of $3,000 for having a non US citizen (illegal with provisional status) in a full time position. Once again Schumer wants to grant dreams to non US citizens, while showing no concern about the nightmare the liberals are creating for all of us.

Bob

sammey
July 3, 2013
2:32 p.m.

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Until we have term limits our complaints about the idiots in office__FEDERAL,STATE & LOCAL__will be in vain_______They will just keep on voting for themselves & the money that keeps them there---their arrogance is sickening---$85m for Buffalo stadium---casino miney they can spend as they wish with NO accountability to anyone---Silver covering up for a deviate!!!!!

ronzo
July 3, 2013
3:31 p.m.

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There are term limits. They’re called elections. But most voters don’t want term limits. They vote for the same jerks every election, like that guy in Schenectady who’s in his 18th term in the state legislature – 36 yrs. That’s sick. If you can’t get it right after a couple of elections, you deserve what you get. Many voters are like brainless robots. Real term limits would need to be enacted through legislation by the legislators. And who are they? They’re that guy who’s been there for 36 years. Change the state Constitution? Who is involved in that? That same 18 term guy in Schenectady. So what’s the chance of him and his cronies wanting to cut themselves off from their free ride?

sammey
July 4, 2013
10:57 a.m.

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RONZO________RIGHT ON____"If you can’t get it right after a couple of elections, you deserve what you get. Many voters are like brainless robots."___ARE LIKE??___ARE!!!

bobsemp
July 4, 2013
7:43 p.m.

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Fritzdawg, I believe you need to go back to Craiglist's Rants and Raves where you were obviously schooled in literary genius and your poetic drivel is appreciated. Thanks to Phils2008 and Roberttodt for the support.

bobsemp
July 4, 2013
7:59 p.m.

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As reported in Christian Post, and to clarify the $3000 vs $5000 discrepancy above, I include Senator Cruz's statements ....

"If this bill were enacted, it would result in increasing illegal immigration, and it will not secure the borders. One of the most disturbing aspects of this bill is that it creates a federal tax penalty for companies hiring U.S. citizens or legal immigrants," he said.

Using a hypothetical business as an illustrative example for how the gang of eight's immigration bill and Obamacare will impact small businesses and their employees, Cruz noted that "if a company that has more than 50 employees hires a U.S. citizen or a legal immigrant and follows the rules, then that company, if they don't provide a government approved healthcare plan, pays a $5,000 tax penalty, effectively. It's a $3,000 penalty, but it's not deductible, so the impact to the company is roughly $5,000. And that's per employee."

"I gave a speech on the Senate floor talking about how this bill would impact a small business. Imagine Joe's Hamburger Shack – a small business with 100 employees, five different restaurants – and let's suppose the business is doing pretty well and they want to hire five new employees. If the gang of eight bill became law, and they decided to hire five new employees who were U.S. citizens or who were legal immigrants, the business would have to pay $5,000 a piece to the IRS each year – that's a $25,000 hit for hiring U.S. citizens. If instead, they hire people who are here illegally now who get legalized under the gang of eight bill, they pay zero."

ChuckD
July 5, 2013
12:51 a.m.

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Thanks for citing the source, bobsemp. Because of the complexity of this, the nay-saying Republicans think they can have a party with the facts.

So here's the obligatory rebuttal and factcheck for Sen. Cruz's predictably hysterical comments, from the Washington Post:

'Even so, Cruz is really creating a mountain out of a molehill. First of all, though there is a complicated formula for determining whether an employer is liable, every estimate we can find suggests the impact on employers is almost too minuscule to be noticed — only 0.2 percent (about 10,000 businesses out of 6 million) would be affected by the employee shared responsibility provision. That’s because it only affects companies that employ more than 50 people — and 96 percent of companies have less than 50 people.'

http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-c...

Phils2008
July 5, 2013
10:02 a.m.

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Hey ChuckD, thanks for the predictable rebuttal from a left wing paper. You had all the
"facts" on Obama care as well. Just turns out that "as predicted" they were all hogwash. There's always a huge delta between the "facts" given us by liberals and the
reality we're confronted with. Democrats will decide what the formula is when it becomes politically advantageous, so what you read now is worthless.

wmarincic
July 10, 2013
5:09 p.m.

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Under ObamaCare, companies with 50 or more employees must provide all low-wage workers with a sufficient health insurance policy. If the company fails to do so, it faces a $3,000 fine per worker that's not tax deductible, so that actual penalty could be as much as $5,000 per employee when you consider the tax consequences.

As Sen. Cruz pointed out yesterday, S.744 grants legal status and work permits to most of the 11 million illegal aliens currently living in the United States. But the bill also exempts them from ObamaCare, so if an American company with at least 50 employees has a job opening for a low-skilled worker, the company would actually benefit financially by hiring the amnestied illegal alien over a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident who also wants the job.

https://www.numbersusa.com/content/nusab...

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