Sunday, October 21, 2012

Albany's per diem scam

Since Mickey Kearns was just joking when he said he would fight corruption in Albany, I guess it will be up to me...

The NY Post did an article on the Per Diems that the New York State lawmakers give themselves. It was a real eye opener to me. They essentially get taxpayer funds to sleep in second homes (or claim to sleep in second homes) while in Albany. Many of them use our money to support their investments...

New York lawmakers who sleep over in their own Albany-area second homes rake in $165 a night if they claim they must stay over for official business.

Under the Legislature’s loose “per diem” reimbursement system — for which no receipts or other proof are required — Assembly members and state senators who own houses or condos near the Capitol collect the same payments as those who stay in hotels.

Governor Cuomo wants to end the per diem scam by getting rid of it in exchange for pay raises for the Albany criminals. He clearly is out of touch with the average citizen who is against both per diems AND pay raises (which they clearly don't deserve). Do these scum work for us or do we work for them?

With all we already know about these parasites, I find it funny that they are essentially on the honor system to request these per diems. I mean, what could possibly go wrong? Just a few examples...

-In one week alone, The Post found, Assemblywoman Vivian Cook (D-Queens) pocketed $2,197 for claiming she spent 12 consecutive nights on “legislative business.” The Assembly was in session three of those days and Cook was absent for all three.

-Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland Jr., who is under indictment, claimed multiple per diems on days he met with undercover FBI agents in Brooklyn and Manhattan to discuss bribes, records show.

I'm excited, since I know Mickey Kearns and Little Timmy Kennedy are going to stand up for us and demand that the per diems be eliminated. Yeah, that's going to happen. In the meantime, we will be doing some research and finding out how much Mickey and Timmy are claiming for themselves. What a scam!

(Read the full NY Post article here:) 

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