The guest speaker at the event, Congresswoman Tenney, spoke for more than the 2 hours planned for the event. A full range of topics were covered including: North Korea, healthcare, tax reform, bipartisanship, President Trumps obsession with Twitter, gun control, Puerto Rico aide, & more in a series of questions written and submitted by attendees at the event.
Thus, it must be asked, how is this not a denial of freedom? How have rank and file Democrats not been deceived and nullified? How is this the spirit of open and fair elections?
Voters deserve to know who is running, and who is not. But most of all they deserve to know why. They deserve to know the issues that are and will affect them.
There is no free lunch or policy without impact. Politics of the soundbite, the tried and true gimmick of politicians, is a powerful tool to ensure (re-)election and party loyalty. But, ultimately, long-term, the inescapable reality is that government doesn’t create jobs, it can’t legislate people out of poverty, and the louder the cheers the more the public should pay attention to the details.
Update – reports emerged that Jeffery Hyman has backed out of the bid to create a casino in Downtown Binghamton.
Which is most informative to voters? Which implies a bias? Which seems most likely to guide a low-information voter to a decision?
The race for the Binghamton NY, 1st District City Council seat will be between incumbent Jerry Motsavage (Dem) and Giovanni Scaringi (Republican)
“…Washinton [DC] is looking at these issues, paying attention to what is happening in New York, and understanding that not only are their consequences to the Southern Tier but consequences to the nation.” – Scott Kurkoski, Joint Landowners Coalition of NY
The full set of questions and answers with candidate for Governor Rob Astorino and running mate Sheriff Chris Moss in Binghamton, NY. Also exclusive video with Broome County Sheriff David Harder
“His [Gov. Cuomo] New York is very different than the real New York…But the economy in New York is not good. You know what it grew last year? … 0.7%, and Andrew Cuomo is taking victory laps for that?” – candidate Rob Astorino