Comments by ronzo
Posted on November 24 at 7:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)
daily: my point is that the people of Niskayuna pay extra taxes to have a Mayberry RFD police department that is not equipped to handle a situation like this and must call in outside support. Who pays for that? But they refuse to consider a county-wide police agency that could dispatch a specially trained team to anywhere in the county when a life threatening situation arises. And how much do all the Mayberry RFD police agencies in the county cost everyone? Especially in this case where those who's taxes support the agency that has the expertise does the work for others outside their jurisdiction. Mutual aid is great. But what's the actual expense to everyone?
Posted on November 23 at 6:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)
So I'd like to know why a Schenectady City police team dealt with this situation outside their jurisdiction? Why not the Niskayuna police? Or the Sheriff?
Posted on November 21 at 7:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Mandate marriage: or, ban divorce. Then maybe people would think seriously about it. But really, government should not be in the marriage business. Marriage is between two people and no government should dictate who and how people choose to commit their life to another person. For those associated with a religion, those beliefs should dictate how in that faith, people believe what is right for them. For those with no religious belief, it is totally between those two people with no outside influence.
Posted on November 18 at 10:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)
A typical scheme to keep the taxes high. He should be developing ways to eliminate costs by merging his town along with the other towns and villages, into the county. Instead, he’s dreaming up ways to add more cost to a place of only 30,000 people. Are seven separate governments, each with its own bloated departments, plus a total duplication of all that in the county government, in a county of only 155,000 people really necessary to serve the people? Obviously the people don’t mind the high cost of local government because if they did, they’d do something about it. I’ll bet that the number of people who show up for the Wednesday meeting proves exactly that they support their high taxes. The irony is that so many of these people are outwardly critical of bloated government - except theirs.
Posted on November 10 at 8:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)
cheeseburger: I didn't BLAME anything on Fox News. I happened to see a story about the subject that George wrote about that was presented by Fox News, and only on Fox News. No where else. If I saw it on CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, NBC, or any other traditional media source, I would have also so stated. When and where did President Obama outwardly blame President Bush for our country's economy? Isn't it the traditional media and left wing blabbers who beat up on President G.W. Bush all the time? I believe this president, as most presidents currently in office are above criticising their predecessor's actions until they leave office.
Posted on November 10 at 7:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)
wmarincic: I do not doubt that it is possible that some politicians strive to increase party membership via immigration reform. All parties try to increase membership via various agendas. What I am asking is how does George know that incorporating undocumented immigrants will cost billions of dollars? From where did he get this information (other than Fox News)? I have not seen nor heard from any other source anything about his dollar number. I’m just wondering if this is just HIS made up number, or if it is actually true. Walmart, the fast food industry and other low pay service job employers contribute more to Federal spending on social services than might a mere 6 million (actually it’s more like 11 million) newly legalized undocumented immigrants.
Posted on November 9 at 4:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)
George: Where will the jobs be for these new citizens? I'm guessing they would be the ones these people are currently working. Like mowing your lawn and cleaning your house. What were YOU thinking would be their jobs? What are you guessing would be the reason why billions of dollars are needed to integrate them into our system? They're here now and integrated in our society. How much more cost can there be other than cost to them when they pay more income taxes. They're already paying sales taxes.
Posted on October 30 at 7:46 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Here's the hypocrisy. They arrest bookies for running numbers and taking bets, but it's OK for the State to do the same thing? At least the bookies put their "earnings" back into the economy. What will the State use their "profit" for? Feed, clothe and house the people who can't control their gambling habit that the State encourages them to abuse causing them to blow their pay and Social Security checks.
Posted on October 19 at 9:20 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Ed: And if you've ever visited the Saratoga Racino, you'd observe a bunch of blue hair people, all with angry looks on their faces, pumping their Social Security checks into the slot machines. If they call that fun, I can only imagine what their excitement might be to plop down their entire SS check on a poker table, then go home and complain that they have to eat dog food, after they've applied for government assistance that the taxpayers are stuck paying for the results of their "fun".
Posted on October 11 at 7:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)
roberttodt: Your key statement is: "my insurance provided by my employer". Lucky you to have health insurance provided to you by someone else who is paying for some or all of it. The ACA is designed to help people who do not have your priviledge or luck.
Phils2008: As I stated, the new health plan will provide a larger network of providers (including our current providers) that we care very much about retaining. And who exactly is paying the difference in cost for my next year plan? Who pays for your health plan? I'm sorry that our new one will ruin yours. Over the years, those who have health care handed to them by large and small employers "ruined" my ability to get the same as what you get for what you pay. If you don't like what you have, like us, you might want to buy a new one at the New York Exchange that's designed to help people like you and me.