Comments by reader1
Posted on February 1 at 11:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)
RE: respect - I give what I get.
And, you may want to go back and review some of your past posts before you get on your high horse about respecting others.
Posted on January 31 at 4:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)
In this format, I am not that concerned about grammar, mine or anyone else's - or your opinion of my posts.
Posted on January 31 at 5:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)
daily - Work on your reading comprehension - I did not say any conservative policies created poverty. I said some policies were unhelpful.
RE: what is unhelpful regarding addressing poverty, and there is a clear difference between causing something and being unhelpful to the issue, are some conservative positions re: education. Education is one of the more effective means of improving one's lot in life. While there is a clearly a need for some reforms in our education system - conservatives often champion school vouchers. Notwithstanding some beneficial impact, school vouchers appear to most likely benefit students whose parents take a proactive approach to their education. So, students whose parents do not value or take such a proactive approach, may very well follow the same educational path, or more accurately dead end re: their education. Conservatives also tend to leave a lot of educational reforms to the states and sometimes that is not a good thing - that has to be some form of standard for all state educational systems.
And like I said, some of the major causes are unrelated to politics. You might want to pay attention to that argument as opposed to automatically rushing to the defense of perceived criticism of conservatism.
Posted on January 31 at 4:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The owners sure are throwing the police under the bus.
Posted on January 30 at 8:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)
RE: Denise Brucker - Cannot give her an overall grade re: public service, but, the praise given her for "goodwill generated working with department heads and city officials" - is somewhat undeserved. At times, she had a tendency to attempt to punish her enemies and reward her friends and pet causes. She also had an unprofessional habit of sighing and gasping during public meetings to show her disapproval of a speaker's opinions.
Posted on January 30 at 8:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)
"Better - quality clientele...?" Elitist much?
Posted on January 28 at 9:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)
rust belting not rush belting (sorry pre-coffee spelling)
Posted on January 28 at 3:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Actually the loss of a lot of jobs GE provided as well as other high paying jobs had more to do with poverty in this area than anything else.
Yes, there are some so called liberal policies that are unhelpful. There are also some conservative policies that fall into that category.
But, a lot of the causes are not related to politics. Two things that really ravaged Schenectady were rush belting and the influx of cocaine. Cannot think of two things that caused more problems. Family breakdown as well, but I think the three are all interrelated.
Posted on January 27 at 10:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Yes, Republicans have no responsibility whatsoever for inner city poverty in this country.
Everything one political party does is thoughtful and benevolent, everything done by the other is incompetent or malicious.
Incredible that people on the left and right have these beliefs.
Posted on January 19 at 5:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)
But the issue remains that the Center is struggling financially - and, in my opinion, that is part of a larger problem.
HHAC and several other non-profits operating on Hamilton Hill, and other poor communities, have identified critical needs and many have compelling missions - but, I think the these home grown, independent non-profits face an uphill financial and possibly insurmountable struggle. If all of them consolidated or were absorbed by a larger and financially stable non-profit, with a compatible mission, the energy exerted keeping them independently operational could be better spent on programming and support resources.