The recent review by the New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) of the state consolidation bill aimed at villages and special districts shows that the Albany politicians that voted for this are just as clueless as the Washington politicians that voted for an almost 2000-page health care bill that no one read.
These are the same Albany politicians that voted for the MTA payroll tax that is killing jobs across Long Island. These are the same Albany politicians that voted to raise taxes by a whopping $8 billion in just one year, sapping the life out of our economy. These are the same Albany politicians that want to cut $686 million in school aid in the middle of the school year without any sign of mandate relief. These are the same Albany politicians that voted to increase state spending by an astonishing $10 billion, killing private initiative and industry.
We the people sent a message on Nov. 3 to the local out-of-touch, tax and spend politicians. On Nov. 2, 2010, we the people need to vote out the clueless, out-of-touch, tax and spend Albany politicians that voted for all of the above.
Edward W. Powers
New Hyde Park