Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Lipstick on a Pig: 'Fair Share' Edition

So in all the fawning coverage of Skelos as he becomes a short-term Majority Leader, the facts don't get in the way of a good quote. John Durso, president of the Long Island Federation of Labor tells Newsday "Dean makes sure Long Island gets its fair share."
Well, not really.
If by that Durso really means "Dean makes sure Republican Districts gets its fair share" then yes, Skelos does that.
Now that the the 7th SD seat is held by Democrat Craig Johnson, "fair share" gets tossed out the window.
First, Skelos cut money that was earmarked for the district when Republican Mike Balboni was State Senator.
Then the school district in Craig Johnsons hometown gets a state aid cut while other districts get increases.
And then the Members Items list shows Skelos and the republicans getting millions for thier districts but Johnson was only given $300,000.
There is nothing "fair share" about Skelos. He is all about the politics.
Ask Westchester Democratic Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins who after defeating republican Nick Spano saw the Majority Republicans CUT school aid o her district.
Skelos' priorities are as follows:
1) Dean Skelos
2) Republican party
3) Dean Skelos


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