Evanstaxpayersshrugged11-17-2022 (Blizzard of 2022!)

What is public corruption? In the Town of Evans it is not a rhetorical question.

Paul Wolf, the President of the New York Coalition for Open Government, sent out an email with a link to a YouTube Video and these comments: Below is a link to an interesting video. It is a bit long at 29 minutes but if you are snowed in this weekend or have the time, I encourage you to watch it. It is about how a college student developed an interesting way to monitor government officials compliance with the law. The same issue we struggle with as far as open government laws.

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If Evans had open government, we the residents would be paying much less in town taxes. How did $6,000 of taxpayer’s hard-earned money end up in the supervisor’s pocket? [ Read More! ]

Nytz Hosler W2s

As a town, we have accepted how town government is run as “business as usual” or “that’s how things have always been done”.

About the video: At the 1 minute mark, the author defines public corruption as: “The use of public office for private gain”.

Watch the video!

Raise your expectations!


TIP: If you are using Windows, you can watch the video and continue working! Just use the Windows split screen feature.

[ 1:57 Minute Video ]

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FAMOUS QUOTE

The liberties of people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.

– Patrick Henry

Leadership

Harold Geneen 100wLeadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.

Harold S. Geneen

DANGEROUS DECISIONS

Thomas SowellIt is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.

Thomas Sowell

THE GOAL OF MARXISM

Mark L LevinMarxism is not about free speech and debate, it is about domination, repression, indoctrination, conformity, and compliance.  

Mark L. Levin

GOVERNMENT’S VOICE

Karl MarxGovernment hears only its own voice … It knows it hears only its own voice and yet it deceives itself that it hears the people’s voice.

Karl Marx

POLITICAL POWER

Karl MarxPolitical power, properly so called, is merely the organised power of one class for oppressing another.

Karl Marx

GOOD INTENTIONS

Karl MarxThe road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Karl Marx

HONESTY vs HYPOCRISY

Vladimir Lenin 100wHonesty in politics is the result of strength; hypocrisy is the result of weakness.  

Vladimir Lenin

THE TRUTH

Vladimir Lenin 100wTruth is the most precious thing. That's why we should ration it.

Vladimir Lenin

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

Vladimir Lenin 100wWhy should freedom of speech and freedom of the press be allowed? Why should a government which is doing what it believes to right allow itself to be criticized? It would not allow opposition by lethal weapons. Ideas are much more fatal things than guns. Why should any man be allowed to buy a printing press and disseminate pernicious opinions calculated to embarrass the government?  

Vladimir Lenin

Random Quote

Politics and ethics belong to different worlds.

— Adam Michnik

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