There was no surplus from Clinton. The Democrats used monies from the SS Trust Fund to falsify everything.
As for Bush lying about the WMDs in Iraq, the UN Inspectors verified there were such WMDs in Iraq but they'd been well-hidden.
I hope the Republicans take the Senate under their control. I'll sit back and enjoy the games. View Comment
I am very supportive of a rise in the minimum wage, at least $18 an hour. But there has to be a trade off - higher minimum wages, less welfare. Actually the elimination of welfare would be warranted by a higher, livable minimum wage. View Comment
DavidReich, sure, the FNA is concerned about the perceived beauty of Fleetwood, so let them plant flowers, but it still does not negate the filthy streets, broken sidewalks, potholed roads, structurally unsafe parking garage, and so many other things.
The "welcome" signs (which you say are at the exits at Broad Street and Columbus Avenue) should actually warn people entering the city of the horrible conditions existing here.
I'd like to see the FNA muster up the courage to go to City Hall and make demands of the Mayor. But then, he'll only politely listen and then give them his usual lip service - resulting in nothing being done.
And if you can jog your memory, you'll recall that the dereliction of Fleetwood (as well as all of Mount Vernon) has occurred only since the first day of the first term of Mayor Davis. View Comment
Lollie, you are the Josef Goebbels for the Obama Administration. You have been brainwashed by the lies of Obama, Pelosi, and the other oppressors of the people. Keep on doing your great job of spreading the Obamaganda - maybe he'll award you a Medal of Dishonor. View Comment
That's right, plant some flowers in the boxes, that will vastly improve the "beauty" of the neighborhood. NOT! I suggest you concentrate on the filthy streets, littered with trash by the slobs who walk through the area, or drive through and toss trash out of their car windows. View Comment
Yes, Cuomo (and his buddies in D.C.) directly caused the 2008 financial meltdown. The fact that none of those bankers who were responsible were sent to prison for their crimes, tells us a lot about the politicians who not only allowed the crimes, and encouraged the crimes, but condoned them afterward. View Comment
We all know the criminal Cuomo will win by a vast majority, because the people are just too ignorant to think independently. They'll elect him time and again (if there were no term limits), because they believe all of his lies. View Comment
Mayor Davis is arrogant and narcissistic. Those traits won't allow him to do the right thing, which would be to resign from his position with what little dignity he may have left, rather than continue "business as usual" and eventually be forced to resign in disgrace.
I hope he gets the max of six months in jail (unfortunately, that's the most he can get, under the plea deal he made with Preet Bharara), but he'll probably plead that he's an old man and should not have to spend any time in jail.
And his current term does not end in 2016; it ends at the end of 2015. He is already planning to run for re-election in November 2015. View Comment
Nita Lowey is the Nancy Pelosi of Westchester. She blames all the government's failures on the Republicans, but refuses to acknowledge that most of the failures have been caused by her own Democrats. In fact, the Republican-controlled House has passed better than 50% of the bills sent to them by the Democrat-controlled Senate, but Harry "The Mouse" Reid shelved them, under orders from Nancy Pelosi, just so they could blame the Reupblicans. Nita Lowey should get out, as she doesn't do any good for the people she's supposed to represent (unless we're referring to the one-percenters, and she's in that club herself). View Comment
This is one of the most useless projects ever. Do they really think that by planting a few pretty flowers in the boxes, it will beautify the city? The streets are the filthiest in the County, and they will continue to be the filthiest, until city codes and ordinances are enforced and the slobs are fined for tossing their trash into the streets. View Comment
Many of the houses in Mount Vernon are short sales; the owners are so desperate to leave this city, they'll take a loss just to get away. The article doesn't mention there are a few hundred houses in foreclosure, and many have been taken over by the city due to non-payment of the property taxes. View Comment
I suspect the "tipster" who alerted the police about Servino skimming the coins, is someone who wanted a piece of the action, and Servino refused to share. Or maybe Servino just refused to make a contribution to the Mayor's re-election campaign fund. View Comment
Servino's taxpayer-paid salary for this year is $62,315. That's about $1200 a week. PLUS at least another $10,000 in benefits (paid for by the overburdened Mt. Vernon taxpayers). Now he gets caught stealing at least $540, but we can be sure this was not his first time stealing. He may have stolen thousands over the years. I hope he isn't being paid while on suspension. The best penalty for this criminal would be to be fired and to lose all of his pension. View Comment
Jason, you are a typical liberal Democrat - you label people without knowing anything about them. You have labeled me a Conservative but I am not. You may be right about the conservative ideology dying off in a few years, but then there will be only one ideology, and people will not be capable of thinking for themselves, just as what happened in 1935 Germany. View Comment