Not that I like to go off topic
But true or false...
The money you speak of ...is always their correct?? In other words The federal govt issues money to the state. the state collects money from us in a variety of ways...btw you cig smokers add another $1.00 to your pack of cigs...all that money is coming to the state.Ohhh and you soda drinkers. Patterson wants another tax on that to bring money into the state.
This reminds me of the time you thought you had a zinger on Patterson when someone from your area screamed something at him about Schumann showing up for work in the midst of the state legislature debacle.... You said the whole crowd erupted in laughter, everyone was cheering for the guy who screamed it and mocking Patterson.... And nobody in the crowd even realized that Schumann is actually a Federal senator and had been showing up for work all along. Good zinger. You showed him.
Are we talking Federal dollars or State dollars here? You guys up there do realize that the NYS and Federal governments are two different entities, correct?
Now that money needs to be distributed and in fact it does. True most of it stays down your way and for valid reasons. There are more people who live there with multiple bridges and roads that take a heavy beating etc.
Don't forget more people paying more tax money... you left that part out.
So if downstate gets all its money for valid reasons, why are you guys begging for money in the first place? Why did you go off on your HUGE rant in another topic about how downstate is always stealing from upstate?
You come up my way, life is more relaxing.
If you insist.
But what does relaxation have to do with revenue distribution?
But non the less what your talking about is "Lobbying" not "Begging" because their is and always is a pool of money "designated" and "collected" for "Dispersement" across the "entire" state in this case...and in order to get your portion you have to "lobby". Thats what local politicans do...they "lobby" they dont "beg".
OK, so let me get this straight. Since there wasn't a pool of money and a political system set up specifically to aid Haiti, it's begging. However, if the continued requests from upstates to take money away from downstaters who have it for a valid reason happen so often, for so long, and so incessantly that it becomes institutionalized begging, it's no longer begging then, it becomes lobbying?
They dont have TV shows and commercials saying send money our way...they do it as part of our "Political" System.
You should see the billboard sign I see whenever I drive across the river in Albany. You know, the one from unshackleupstate that has a picture of a fat guy with a black eye and whines about being sucker-punched. Real political. But I'm sure you've got some srt of convoluted non-logic to justify that too.
Now show me other than this tragedy where the "designated", "collected" and "disbursements" of money by the Hatian govt that goes to the "entire" country and the people of haiti..show me that money....
I repeat: Since there wasn't a pool of money and a political system set up specifically to aid Haiti, it's begging. However, if the continued requests from upstates to take money away from downstaters who have it for a valid reason happen so often, for so long, and so incessantly that it becomes institutionalized begging, it's no longer begging then, it becomes lobbying?
Yet they do notthing but line the elite leaders pockets with it and let the people starve.
Well if that isn't the best reason yet you've offered to NOT donate money to Haiti, I'll eat my shoe.
So, did you print off your post about the Haiti relief effort being begging yet and show it to your beloved Gabe through whom you share some sort of special bond with Haiti because you're over 38? Lemme know what he says when you do.