People are irate over the Beeches-Turning Stone deal where the State Liquor Authority has given permission for the owner of the Beeches to reap untold amounts of dollars from the liquor concession at the casino while the owner's wife, Assemblywoman Destito, sits on a government panel that oversees State Liquor Authority legislation, formerly sat on a committee that oversaw the casino, and is still part of the same state government that now refuses to collect its taxes from the casino.
Mrs. Destito has remained in power for so long because the Republicans have put up fake candidates to run against her. The last one didn't campaign, didn't show up for one of his WIBX shows, and didn't know the issues when he did.
On another level, one of last bills that Mr. Boehlert pushed in Congress was to require mandatory mental health testing in schools. Now Mr. Arcuri is pushing the healthcare reform that will put all your private health records on federal computers. Both are unnecessary, unwaranted, and unconstitutional intrusions into people's privacy and their everyday lives.
The Republicans and Democrats have become different sides of the same coin. They've both enriched their friends at your expense, and used the government to accumulate more power over you, taking away your freedom.
A pox on both their houses.