Commentary: Are elected Democrats concerned about voters at all?

Reagan vs Government help

June 6, 2019 – There are a lot of reasons why the residents of New York are upset. High taxes, a Mayor (NYC) and Governor that are out of touch, an infrastructure that is crumbling, a Senator (Gillibrand) that lies to voters to their faces. There is more, much more, and thus a multi-year exodus leading the nation. You might think this would lead to a change of heart, and you would be wrong.

2018 election

In 2018, though a multitude of residents considered the governance of the State to be in corrupt hands, a virtual landslide of Democrat wins occurred. This gave Democrats a supermajority. All parts of the legislative and executive power in the State were under a single Party control. So the focus would be, according to some, an emphasis on the average working resident and improvements for all.

Before 2019, reality hit. Before the election year had ended State Senator Kevin Parker had already given away the punch-line. If there was still doubt, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand crushed it with her admission that collecting votes and donations were her only true goals.

Red Flag, taxes, and full term abortion

The single Party Government followed her lead. New law after law was announced and passed before a headline could be printed. Red Flag legislation doubled down on the attack on law abiding citizens. Taxes and fees – like a congestion tax – increased the burden. Illegal aliens were held above Gold Star families. Even the unborn were targeted, with the sentence of execution approved even at the moment of birth.

Which brings us to now, almost the end of the State legislative calendar. And there are still goodies to be had. Like providing a driver’s license to illegal aliens. An idea that according to a March 18th Siena poll some 61% of New York opposed. That includes 71% of Independents and 84% of Republicans (the few that haven’t moved out of the State yet). Even Democrats found this to be unappealing with 45% opposing the idea compared to just 4% more in support.

Public opinion overruled

Given the reality, that rewarding active criminals without remorse for their crime is NOT a given among all rank and file Democrats, you might have expected Bill A3675 not to be approved. Then again you might think that lowering taxes after driving out taxpayers cost the State $3.2 billion would be a smart idea. But why waste a supermajority over the desires of constituents that elected politicians are beholden to represent. The Bill is expected to pass, and put in a poison pill to guarantee passage in the Democrat controlled Senate.

There are plenty of justifications being made over this. It’s been done before. It will lower accidents. It will bring in desperately needed money to a State bleeding money on social programs (many of which benefit these same illegal aliens).

<blockquote>”The purpose of the bill is to provide a little more safety to the people of the state of New York by making sure that people who are on the road have a valid license and are driving according to the rules of the road.” – Assemblyman┬áBill Magnarelli, NY-129</blockquote>

Government knows best

Promises are the bread and butter of politicians. If the public merely capitulates to the wise and noble elected officials the world will be better. The answer to every problem is to push it to the next election. The Party out of power is the reason why everything is wrong. We’ve heard it all before – and watched it all fall apart.

But here is the real issue. IF politicians can blatantly disregard the will of the people that elected them, are they politicians? Are the public anything more than serfs? What’s the point of even going through the costly, time consuming process of elections or taking polls?

These are the questions that the media should be asking elected officials like Speaker Carl Heastie, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, and so many others. Then again, no matter the answer given haven we already told the answer?

About the Author

Michael Vass
Born in 1968, a political commentator for over a decade. Has traveled the U.S. and lived in Moscow and Tsblisi, A former stockbroker and 2014 Congressional candidate. Passionate about politics with emphasis on 1st and 2nd Amendments.

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