The Bloated Deep State

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Prof. Donald Henry, from the University of Tulsa, wrote the following response to J.T. Young’s op-ed piece published in the WSJ on March 27th and titled “The Bloated Deep State.” He agrees, the writer in on target in “tracing the dangers of an unaccountable, bloated bureaucracy to the balanced powers of the three branches of government designed by our Founders.” …

“Break up the game among Long Island political insiders.” *

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*Newsday – March 4, 2018. “A recent Newsday special report chronicles the rise of Gary Melius, the owner of Oheka Castle who sold the illusion of grandeur to outsiders while hosting a smoke-filled room of deal making that benefited Long Island’s political insiders. “Pathway to Power” is a story of outsized personalities exploiting us to achieve their outsized ambitions. It …

What They Make

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Reported by The Empire Center for Public Policy Inc. an independent, non-profit think tank.  County and Municipal Payrolls in New York State As of August 2017 Introduction: Local government is a labor-intensive business, and employee compensation is the single biggest element of most municipal budgets. The 2016-17 edition of What They Make, the Empire Center’s annual report on public payrolls, …

What is the Electoral College?

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With the recent election in mind, I found the Facebook video presentation listed below of interest. I suggest it be viewed to gain an understanding of the protocol in use today in the selection of electors duly bound to cast their respective votes for the presidential candidate who collected the most popular votes within their respective states. If no one …

Supplemental information to published column “So much for representative government!”

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Lost in transition.    From paragraph five: On the Legislative level, consider the following. Three bills were approved that would amend the state constitution (1) limits the amount of money the governor would spend in any given fiscal year (2) requires a two-thirds vote of the legislature in order to increase any state taxes or fees (3)denies pension rights or …

Send a message to Washington, D.C. – NY Taxpayers are not your ATM!

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Published with the permission of Senator Dean G. Skelos – Temporary President and Majority Coalition Leader ‘ (R,C,IP) In fact, politicians in Washington have enacted a series of recent initiatives that have increased the tax burden on New Yorkers by a staggering $151 billion – or $15 billion annually! For example: Obamacare alone includes tax increases that will cost New …