I try not to get political, but I just sent the following comments to both my State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and to my State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer through their web sites. I did not even have to make any changes to it for either, but what I was said in my comments, that I refused to vote for either of them in the last election, is true. While you may not agree with the contents of my comments, I believe the frustration with Albany and our nation's politicians is commonly shared by many of us.
Here is goes:
I'd like to go on record that I support Governor Cuomo's proposed budget and would like to see it approved as is.
I am in favor of cutting state spending, even if it means lose of jobs by state workers. The state government and all its agencies is a bloated bureaucratic mess. We should not be in the business of keeping state employees employed when we know we can cut 10% of their roles without really affecting services.
I am in favor of cutting school budgets, even if it means Scarsdale gets nothing. Scarsdale deserves nothing. It is one of the richest school districts in the state. State support for education should be directed to poor-performing school districts that need it.
Jim Russell, the Conservative candidate running against incumbent Nita Lowey, the Ultra Liberal in New York's 18th Congressional District, holdsa Press Conference at the site of the Old GM Auto Plant in Sleepy Hollow on Labor Day, September 9th, 2010.