Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The state of New York

Recent stories in the news make me think New York state is on the brink of total collapse.

-This soda tax was a poorly concocted money grab. It really reeks of desperation. The average person doesn't want our government telling us what we should consume, much less trying to charge us more for things like soda. The politicians' claims that it is to promote a healthy lifestyle is laughable. What do most of them know about healthy lives anyway? Not much, if you read some of the stories about them.

Soda Tax Proposal Appears Likely to Fizzle

-New York wants to make it illegal to buy cigarettes online in an effort to "protect the children." They don't care about children. They are children. Again, it's another desperate attempt to collect more taxes or as they like to call it "revenue". These quick scams are so ill concieved, I'm embarrassed for the so called leaders of our state. They remind me of a bunch of 6th and 7th graders on a school student council.

-The state leaders are trying to tax soft drinks and close parks. They keep on saying the situation is very bad. Then, you hear that they found it in their hearts to increase their staff size and give themselves raises. Will the ordinary person show up and vote against incumbents this year? I don't understand how people can see articles like this and still keep voting for the same clowns (Hoyt, Stachowski, Volker, Thompson) etc. in.

-According to a recent Siena College poll, 61% of state residents are embarrassed to call themselves New Yorkers. 75% say they will vote for anyone but incumbents.

It really seems as though the state is about to hit rock bottom. I'm very curious to see how things are going to play out. It's funny how the state representatives keep trying to reach deeper into our pockets with these ridiculous money grabs. It's sad that residents don't think highly enough of themselves to vote them out. I could write a whole blog on the continued soap opera that is the state of New York.

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