Taxpayers paid $100,000 for the first 1,300 feet of the water line to be installed on Woods Road, Highway Superintendent Roger Cleveland said.Tell me . . . since when do the Taxpayers get charged with the construction of a water line to serve private residences and developments? Why isn't this a gift of public monies and facilities to private entities . . . something that our State Constitution expressly forbids?
It looks like we are going to get an answer to that question . . .
The gifts of public monies by the State of New York for "economic development" purposes is finally being made an issue by some folks out in Buffalo. Listed among the defendants are the Governor, the Assembly, the Senate, Dean Skelos, Sheldon Silver, Advanced Micro Devices, IBM, Bass Pro Shops, and others placed on the public dole. (I can think of a few more I would add to their list). Jim Ostrowski, a Buffalo Attorney (and blogger!) has had enough and is spearheading this -- with a rally today:
"Please join us at noon today in Niagara Square (Buffalo) for an impromptu rally and press conference. Bring pitchforks.My pitchfork is ready!
Maybe this could be the spark that ignites a true tax revolt."