In light of the COUP that brought Republican's, maybe, back into power we thought it a good time to remind voters what they did when they were in charge. As the old saying says" a Leopard does not change it's spots."
Yes, there is a double standard in Albany. It is a fact if the Democratic controlled Assembly switched to Republican and it was unveiled that the Majority spent 100+ MILLION of taxpayer’s dollars to keep them in power - I can just predict how the situation would go, and I don’t need a crystal ball.
There would be a parade of Republican Assembly persons making statements, releasing press releases and doing TV and radio interviews demanding the Attorney General investigate the CLEAR ABUSE OF TAXPAYERS DOLLARS.
The Republican State Chair would be demanding the AG conduct an investigation and any Democratic Senator found to have used these “special privileges” repay the taxpayers. Yes the Republican Party all the way from the state level to the county level would be writing letters and decrying the abuse of power of the Democrats.
Well WAKE UP New York. The Republican Senate abused their power for years. Remember last year when they denied Senator Aubertine several home rule bills, just out of spite. The Republican Senate Minority now is attacking Senator Aubertine with crowdedly robo phone calls, mass emails and slick attack press releases which are outright lies.
We call for an investigation by the State Attorney General or the Albany DA into the Republican Senators use of taxpayer’s money for their political benefit. The time has come for the truth and we as taxpayers need answers. They should be forced to repay all this 100 MILLION back to the taxpayers of the state.
It is very clearly summoned up by this statement.
"This seemingly pathological blurring of the political and the governmental is very troubling, and—at best—improper," said Rich Azzopardi, a Johnson spokesman.