Comments by FrankLowe
Posted on March 3 at 1:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Corporate blackmail is infintesimal compared to the blackmail of the taxpayes by the teachers unions. Government has no business sticking their noses further into education. There's already an unlimited source of funding for early education, it's called parents, and parents are the only ones who should be making decisions, and paying for their own child's education.
Posted on March 3 at 10 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I know it's wishful thinking, but I'd like to see raw numbers as to what each job supposedly "created" really costs the taxpayers. We'll never see real numbers because, just like in Obama's stimulus fiasco, the cost per "job" is staggering.
Ahmjrcpa1, I agree with your post, however I'm sure some locals benefited somewhat from this, but not nearly enough to offset the costs incurred by the taxpayer.
Posted on February 26 at 6:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)
In other words the weasal Scheiderman threatened Price Chopper with exhaustive and exorbitant litigation unless they made an extortion payment. Government, and the thugs that do it's bidding are repulsive. Price Chopper is a locally based company not only employing thousands in our in our area, but owned by the Golub family, who've done more for their community than miscreants like Scheiderman could ever even think about doing. The only thing Scheiderman knows is how to use the threat of force and violence against productive members of society.
Posted on February 26 at 2:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Stockadian, Exactly why is that we have senators, and CONGRESSmen?
Your arguments are hollow, and without substance, so you name call, you criticize grammar, you attempt(unsuccessfully) to talk down to those whose opinions you disagree with, and worst of all you ignore questions based on legitimate facts. There are many here, and elsewhere who I disagree with, but we engage in respectful intelligent dialoque, you should try it.
Posted on February 24 at 6:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Stockadian, I was going to build a fully functional Death Star at a cost of 30 fwillion dollars, but I decided against it, it felt great to cut 30 fwillion dollars in spending from my household budget. Applying Obamanomics to any rational economic equation doesn't add up.
Can you explain how Obama's "cuts" caused the national debt to increase by 6 trillion dollars during his first 4 years?
Posted on February 24 at 8:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Mike Long is and always has been a partisan hack, but his quote is right this time, “They should be protected, as we all are. We are for equal rights for all human beings. There is no need to create special classifications for individuals.” Creating special protections for groups is just another gift to the TLA, a rich,powerful lobbying force
Posted on February 23 at 7:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Dawg, why are you so against the free market? If you're jealous of those who have more than you, why not work a little harder, instead of trying to take what is not yours. Or, if your misguided views are set in stone, why do you stay here? You're free to take up residence in a country with "free" medical care, as opposed to trying to destroy our medical system which those of us who choose to produce are very happy with.
BTW, The MRI was first patented by Raymond Damadian, a physician at Downstate medical Center, US patent # 3,789,832, and in case you don't know, US stands for United States. As far as Xrays, you had to go back 118 yrs to find a medical breakthrough outside of the country?
As far as doctors salaries, a little research would tell you that Candadian doctors earn considerably less than American doctors, which of course leads to the sub standard medical care our neighbors to the north receive.
Last, if you're going to cut and paste nonsense from foreign writings, you might want to check your spelling.
Posted on February 23 at 3:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Carolynclayton, You assert that the medical care in Canada costs nothing. Tell me, exactly where do they find competant doctors, nurses, therapists, etc. that work for free. They must be terribly generous folks who are willing to give their time and experience for no compensation. And I guess the hospitals are built for free by philathropic contractors, the utilities donate the power, the medical equipment suppliers ask for nothing in return for their goods.
Furthermore, where did the MRI, and the replacement hip that you speak of come from? They came from the United states, as all modern medical advancements have, in pursuit of profit, by far a much better motivator than government dictate. Every backward country with "free" medical care would be in the dark ages without the free market advancements of private American industry.
Posted on February 23 at 10:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Albright, you missed two more reasons. Reason one, most are just too stupid to understand the concept that healthcare is a commodity, not a right, and reason two, the power mad dictators want to control every aspect of our lives.
Posted on February 23 at 10:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Typical example of government sticking their noses in where they don't belong and making a mess. If Schenectady wasn't a heavy handed authority that uses force of violence to dictate, there wouldn't be empty properties in the first place.
ToniJean, you need to spend some time in the real world. Perhaps you should try being a landlord, your opinions would change overnight. Section 8 in some cases requires the named lessee to work, but not the 10 others that move in after the lease is signed.
Many employers are willing to hire, however with the ever expanding welfare state handouts of unemployment compensation, food stamps, and SSI, people have no incentive to work. I'd really like to know if you've ever been self employed, or had meet payroll every week. Those with your opinions should try standing in the shoes of a business owner, I guarantee you wouldn't last a week.