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Thursday, September 3, 2009

This Sums It Up

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver basically sums up the irrelevance of the rank and file members of the New York State Legislature. 

He is speaking about the legislature coming back to resolve the $2 billion+ budget shortfall for this year. 

“We are committed to working with the governor to try and address it as quickly as possible,” said Silver, a Manhattan Democrat...


“I just think that coming back should not be to attempt to reach a deal. Coming back should be when we have a deal,” he said.

That essentially says all the rank and file legislators do is ratify a deal that has already been cut.  

9 comments:

Dan Francis said...

Reduce the "perks and lu-lu's" and high rate for per diem while in office for doing nothing for starters -- that would show good faith on your part, Mr. Silver and for all others!

That might start to help impress us about your sincerity - right now, there is none.

Otherwise, shut up.

~ dmf

Anonymous said...

Must be talking about Dede and the rest of the irrelevant GOPers in the incredible shrinking minority in the NYS Assembly.

Dede should just stay home and continue to collect her state paycheck, and save us taxpayers the cost of her travel and per diem for days in Albany. She can't do anything for us there anyway.

And for goodness sake - don't send her to Washington. At least she can't do too much harm in Albany.

Dan Francis said...

Dede needs to 'fess up on this statement from her official NYS Assembly Member Homepage, and one she keeps dodging or misspeaking about -- just to clear the air - it's under the "About Dede" section:

"Dede is the Chief Operationg Officer for Seaway Capital Partners and Corporate Secretary for Wise Buys Stores."

I also note they even misspelled Operating).

Dede is COO of ...

Is she, or isn't she? The public deserves to know. And, please no weak excuses from the GOP, okay?

~ dmf

Anonymous said...

Wow....this is quite a stretch IV...Talk about making a story about nothing...Why cant he consult members via telephone? It is the 21st centurty afterall...

Anonymous said...

Silver reveals himself for the turd he is. And you folks want to talk about Dede? 10:55, sorry, but Silver really is telling us how much of a criminal he is and how much he is in control of our state government. And you are telling us how nothing else matters to you but the Republican/Democrat party line petty crap. Like too many Americans, you just lap it up. The party faithful throw you crumbs and you swallow all of it. Congrats, fool.

Anonymous said...

At least our local rep did something in Albany, she did something (re)productive.

Anonymous said...

That was the worst/corniest joke I have heard in a long time...please never attempt humor again.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I thought it was quite funny, are you the "joke police"??

Anonymous said...

I thought it was funny too.Sorry I think oh maybe not.

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