Comments by fjcjr
Posted on July 27 at 6 p.m. (Suggest removal)
You argue that a madman like Holmes will not be deterred when he has decided to commit such a heinous act, and then you argue that the laws need to be changed to stop this type of crime. You can't reasonably argue both sides of this issue. People like Holmes have no respect for the law - existing ones or new ones, so while new gun laws may make it less convenient for him to get weapons, he will not be stopped. New gun laws will only have an effect on law abiding citizens, citizens that have constitutional right to bear arms.
Posted on April 1 at 3:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Of course, there's no connection between people's actions, and tax policy..... We need to impose more taxes of all sorts on people that live in NY. The best that will happen is that they will shop for clothes in a neighboring state, and the worst is that they will simply move. It's a good thing that hasn't happened in years past! Your Editorial Staff is clueless. Perhaps we need to impose a special "newspaper tax".
Posted on February 22 at 1:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)
This isn't surprising. While most police agencies seem to believe that they need not follow the same laws as mere mortals ( like speed limits, cell phones, and seat belts), until Newton's laws of motion are repealed, accidents will continue to occur.
Posted on August 11 at 8:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I recall the President asking all politicians to tone down the incendiary name calling in the wake of the Giffords shooting, but apparently that request does not apply to the Vice President or others on the left. I agree completley with the other comment, The Gazette's view of Washington and what needs to happen is very distorted. You cannot tax your way to prosperity.
Posted on August 9 at 3:45 p.m. (Suggest removal)
McCarthy is wrong that people don't care now - they do, and they want change. This is further evidence of his arrogance.
Posted on August 2 at 9:47 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Clearly our Board President and Eric Ely were lying when they said they had no knowledge of what Raucci was doing, as evidenced by all the emails. Raucci is in jail where he belongs, but what about the the other players? In the end, they can go on with their lives, and the Schenectady taxpayers will be left to pay for all of their misdeeds. I'm surprised that these two can't be charged with some crime.
Posted on June 16 at 3:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Do we need any further evidence that Gary McCarthy needs to go?
Posted on June 12 at 8:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The same is true of state tax on tobacco. The "official" word from the children in Albany is that the tax is necessary to get people to stop smoking. If that were true, why is tobacco the first place they look when they need more money? There is no one more addicted to nicotine than the NYS Legislature. God help them (and us) if people really stopped smoking.
Posted on April 3 at 11:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The editors' argument is only valid to the extent that people have no choice but to pay the state. This is true for clothes - when given an option, they will go to neighboring states to make purchases, and in the case of the milionaires tax, wealthier people will leave the state (they have). Think about it, when was the last time you heard someone say "I'm going to retire in a couple of years...I think I'll move to NY"? Heaping a greater tax burden on people with choices simply won't work! If this is to be the policy, NY State should have a going out business sale.
Posted on December 10 at 9:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)
“We should not revisit the failed policies of the past,”
This quote from Paul Tonko comes directly from the Democrat talking points. I think he and other Democrats should be more concerned with their failed policies of the present.