U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Happy Easter!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Closed Thread Start New Thread
 
Unread 05-14-2009, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
1,620 posts, read 1,493,605 times
Reputation: 470
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikesuicide View Post
All politicans do is spend money. republicans spend it on military programs and democrats spend it on welfare.
True but Republicans save more than they spend.

 
Unread 05-14-2009, 04:32 PM
Status: "It's a setup" (set 25 days ago)
 
27,056 posts, read 30,546,181 times
Reputation: 5400
Quote:
Originally Posted by jazzy jeff 11 View Post
True but Republicans save more than they spend.
They do?
 
Unread 05-14-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
1,576 posts, read 3,315,487 times
Reputation: 289
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canerican View Post
When is the last time NY bought an Abrams tanks, or an F-22?

In our state both the Democrats and Republicans blow money. In the state Senate we have some really great fiscally disciplined Republicans. However in the Erie County legislature, it is a free for all. And Chris Collins is the worst. If we could find a good moderate Democrat, I would support him over Chris Collins.
How is Chris Collins the worst!? He's one of the few that have actually done something and are actively involved. Please, elaborate yourself...?
 
Unread 05-15-2009, 07:35 AM
 
1,513 posts, read 1,887,632 times
Reputation: 414
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buffalonian4life View Post
How is Chris Collins the worst!? He's one of the few that have actually done something and are actively involved. Please, elaborate yourself...?
He's been fiscally unrestrained. He's spending too much money in the wrong places. Expanding family service, and other welfare programs (I am not opposed to helping families, but the term "family services" in Erie County usually means welfare). He has raised taxes, despite promises.

And our roads still are more awful than some small backwoods towns in Virginia with total tax rates less than have of ours.

In all honesty, if you were considering moving to Buffalo, the first thing you would notice besides the buildings, are the roads. The roads in every part of the county are just horrible, and not getting much better.

In other states they having a competitive bidding process for road contracts. We don't we just let unionized city workers do it at double the cost and half the speed and efficiency.
 
Unread 05-15-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
1,576 posts, read 3,315,487 times
Reputation: 289
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canerican View Post
He's been fiscally unrestrained. He's spending too much money in the wrong places. Expanding family service, and other welfare programs (I am not opposed to helping families, but the term "family services" in Erie County usually means welfare). He has raised taxes, despite promises.

And our roads still are more awful than some small backwoods towns in Virginia with total tax rates less than have of ours.

In all honesty, if you were considering moving to Buffalo, the first thing you would notice besides the buildings, are the roads. The roads in every part of the county are just horrible, and not getting much better.

In other states they having a competitive bidding process for road contracts. We don't we just let unionized city workers do it at double the cost and half the speed and efficiency.
Where do you get those statistics from anyway!? Aside from the road problems, the other things you mentioned about good ol' Chris are over-exaggerated.
 
Unread 05-15-2009, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
450 posts, read 925,775 times
Reputation: 292
This thread is too funny! I just moved out of NYS (Buffalo specifically), and while I'll always love the Sabres, Bills, and Bandits, I couldn't be happier living where I am now. The cost of living is 4% higher, I'm making the same salary as I was living in NYS but guess what? I have MORE money to spend because I'M NOT BEING TAXED TO DEATH!!!

Somehow, this thread became about corrupt politicians...NEWSFLASH **** They're all Corrupt!!
 
Unread 05-15-2009, 06:12 PM
 
1,513 posts, read 1,887,632 times
Reputation: 414
Quote:
Originally Posted by hockeygirl4 View Post
Somehow, this thread became about corrupt politicians...NEWSFLASH **** They're all Corrupt!!
You've got a great Senator there though. John Ensign is a great guy. I've had the opportunity to meet him twice and he just a great guy. If you talk to enough politicians, you get a knack for which are doing stuff that is wrong, and Ensign is a guy who just does it because he loves his state. I even really like Gov. Gibbons, though I have never met him. He is a reason that your taxes are so low, and he is full of good ideas.

Unfortunately, with the exceptions of Chris Lee and Kristen Gillibrand, good New York state Republicans are tough to come by.
 
Unread 05-15-2009, 09:06 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
1,576 posts, read 3,315,487 times
Reputation: 289
Quote:
Originally Posted by hockeygirl4 View Post
Somehow, this thread became about corrupt politicians...NEWSFLASH **** They're all Corrupt!!
Most are indeed corrupt. However, having Chris Collins as Erie County Executive is a huge step in bringing back order in Buffalo politics. There is hope.
 
Unread 05-15-2009, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
866 posts, read 609,810 times
Reputation: 338
when I left it was time to change ....

Every time I go back I get so home sick for it.

Last time was for my grandmothers funeral a few years ago in the winter.

It was funny watching peoples eye bug out when they were in autos with windows up tight and I was driving with arm hanging out as it snowed ...

and me with North Carolina plates on my truck
 
Unread 05-20-2009, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Mount Morris, Webster
51 posts, read 96,753 times
Reputation: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buffalonian4life View Post
Once we secede from NYS and become our own Upstate New York...
I've been hearing about this since I was young (let's just say it's been a few years), what's changed that makes this a possibility now?

Not that I don't agree with it, even though I thought it was a crack-pot idea back in the day...
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Closed Thread



Over $74,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:57 PM.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top