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Commentary: Response to Tarik Abdelazim

What Tarik Abdelazim and Democrats are offering as an alternative to Ellis Brothers in Binghamton is higher unemployment, higher taxes, and a distraction. Much like the Downtown Binghamton Roundabout, 0 long-term jobs created, 0 tax revenues generated, $336,000 taxpayer funds (with $3.3 million in taxpayer funding indirectly coming from Federal and State funding) which created more problems than it was supposed to resolve.



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What about those jobs you promised?

On June 16, 2015, we have sent out requests for comment to the key politicians responsible for the Griffiss International Airport drone testing site. Each of these politicians have promoted, lauded, and taken accolades for the drone test site. These questions are the least these politicians can provide given the accolades and re-election boosts they received for the news coverage they generated.


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Two tales of one American economy

Within the Obama Administration there are two distinct and apparently opposing views about the economy and middle class. Logic dictates that only one of these views is correct. Americans, especially the middle class, are not doing better in an appreciable way. While President Obama is accurate in a pinpoint view of the economy, Vice President Biden is far more accurate in the broad view of the middle class.


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The secret weakness of ISIS revealed

While it may feel good to say that the answer to ISIS and similar fanatical terrorist groups is just ignoring them, or trying to keep them preoccupied, it is hardly an effective plan. Perhaps if President Obama and his Administration could spend as much energy and focus on restricting the territorial growth of ISIS, and on encouraging real action against Boko Haram as opposed to hashtags slogans, then there could be time and opportunity to address the other factors they are promoting.


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What does the proposed increase in minimum wage really mean to New Yorkers?

A small portion of New Yorkers will be paid more. Some people will be without work as companies try to comply or leave the State. Most companies will endure, and the majority of New Yorkers will see no difference in their paychecks. A real fear will be how many companies will exit the least business friendly State once minimum wage increases, and as a result how many New Yorkers will leave to get jobs – at whatever pay scale – that are no longer available here.


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Theme for 2015 State of the Union Address is tax and spend

President Obama wants to use the State of the Union as an opportunity to double down on the mantra of the Democrat Party and tax more while spending more. The promise will once again be that the average American will prosper and jobs will be created from Government intervention. Yet, how many times can the President cry wolf before all ears turn deaf to his words?


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If the fry guy is worth $15/hour…

The simple logical conclusion of doubling the unemployment rate, for the 3.8 million Americans, or roughly 2.4% of working Americans, is negative. Doubling the wages of an extreme minority of Americans generally without skills or experience is not the answer. It is just a problem wrapped in an emotional feel-good today and ignore the problem sales slogan.


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