Monday, February 23, 2009

You Read Pataki and Giuliani Were Working to Get the Mayor the GOP Line In True News First

You Read it in True News First

True News Reported 10 Days Ago that Pataki and Giuliani Were Working to Deliver the GOP Ballot Line to Bloomberg

Today's Daily News
True News 1St and Better
Several Media outlets have done stories about the mayor's quest for ballot lines in recent days. Only True News pointed out that the system of ballot access in New York has been corrupted.
From True News, February 13, 2009:
Even A Dead Party Has Power in NYC
The fight over who the big dog with the mayor is doesn't quite qualify as a civil war, for that you need troops. There are no elected Republican officials in Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens and only one in Brooklyn. This year the Republicans lost their only congressmember in the city when it was discovered he had two families. There is no GOP vote to deliver in the city. It is all about controlling the ballot line.
But A Powerful Last Card to Play
What the GOP has over the mayor is ballot access in the name of a Wilson-Pakula law that requires Bloomberg who registered as an independent (not Independent Party) when he was running for president to obtain the written permission of three of the city’s five Republican county leaders to run for re-election on the Republican ballot line. It's not only the four council candidates knocked off the ballot in the Staten Island special election who are victims of the Tammany Hall ballot access system. Designed over 100 years ago, it was created to give those in power total control of the City’s politics and government. Even the billionaire mayor is caught in Boss Tweed's 130 years old corrupt scheme of control. Today’s machine made of party leaders and elected officials, have perfected Tammany’s system to compensate for their loss of control over the ability to deliver votes.
Even Obama Cannot Change New York
Tammany's system prevents change. Even if the newspaper editorials and good government groups continue for the next 100 years to speak out against New York’s corrupt politicians $$$, dysfunctional government, lobbyists, increased taxes and services cut, these problems will never be solved until we end machine control of elections in New York and return democracy to its citizens. Change occurs when elected officials believe they can lose their elections. More on Tammany’s Control of the City’s Elections *** In Defense of Political Hardball in a Howard Beach Council Race - Knocking candidates off the ballot *** PolitickerNYGiuliani Lists Bloomberg's 'Virtues' for Queens G.O.P. Leader *** PolitickerNYA Republican Chair Waits for His Call About Bloomberg *** PolitickerNYManhattan G.O.P. Leader Gets the Call, Sees a 'Tough Sell' for Bloomberg.

City's pension system is collapsing under the weight of payments it makes to more than 10,000 retired cops - all under the age of 50 - NYP

After Reversal of Fortunes, City Takes a New Look at Wall Street New York City can no longer expect the financial sector to supply high percentages of compensation or generate as much local tax revenue - NYT

The City Wal-Mart Coming to Union Square? *** Archbishop Of Milwaukee Reportedly Chosen To Succeed Egan *** Milwaukee Archbishop Chosen to Succeed Egan *** Hundreds Rally Support For Queens Hospitals *** The Doorman vs. the Dolans From the Daily News *** Partitioned Apartments Are Risky, but Common in New York *** In Bronx, Little Houses That Evoke Puerto Rico *** Welcome to the Real Estate Decline *** 7 Days: Franken on Franken, Air America, "Senator Maddow" & More -Mark Green *** Before the recession hit Ridership up on subways, buses *** MTA IN LE$$-TRAFFIC JAM - To bridge and tunnel travelers slogging into the city - enjoy the open road! A traffic recession is triggering a precipitous drop at the MTA's crossings, costing the cash *** Five Shows Later, Broadway Musical Closes *** Majority of nonprofit theaters cutting back *** "Millionaire's" Tax, Times Three (NYC, NYS & US) *** English-only rise in HS graduation rates *** Don't kill vital G'wich Village bus link, riders rail *** PM Subway Ridership Fell in January *** MTA to cut weekend subway service - even if there is state bailout

Road to City Hall Why did it take 8 years to come up with this? SLICE BIZ RED TAPE: QUINN *** Will Bloomberg Dump the Schools Chancellor? *** Bloomberg Outlines Recession Plan In Weekly Radio Address *** Bloomberg's keeping some things quiet
From Atlantic Yards Report: What's missing from Mayor Mike Bloomberg's extensive campaign web site? *** MIKE MARCHES LEFT: HOW MAYOR LOST HIS PRINCIPLES *** Bloomberg used his weekly radio address to discuss his administration's plans to stimulate the city's economy *** The multiple financial scandals have cost New York pols campaign contributions *** PM Last-Minute Reprieve For Tabacco (Updated) *** Special Elections To Be Held Tomorrow In Queens, Staten Island *** PolitickerNYThe Shrinking Field on Staten Island.

Ken Raske, whose Greater New York Hospital Association has been bullying Gov. Paterson for proposing mild austerities in state Medicaid spending, is spurning an offer from state Health Commissioner Richard Daines to publicly debate the issue. - NYP Ed

Albany MEDICAID COPS BARE EYE-POPPING 'SCAMS' *** MTA IN LE$$-TRAFFIC JAM To bridge and tunnel travelers slogging into the city - enjoy the open road! A traffic recession is triggering a precipitous drop at the MTA's crossings, costing the cash *** POL PUSHES TAXPAYER 'GIFT CARDS' *** The Buffalo News writes that the millionaires tax now targets the "not-so rich." *** A waiver allows retirees to keep receiving benefits while taking new jobs in the public sector *** The DN opposes the Assembly Democrats' drug law reform bill ***PM Smith Unswayed (So Far) On Tax Hikes *** Cuomo wants Thain to give up bonus details *** Upstate projects get first dibs on stimulus mo... *** PolitickerNY- Smith Wants Senators to Have a Say in Stimulus Distribution .

Paterson GILLY GETTING THE WILLIES US SEN. Kirsten Gillibrand is nervously telling friends that Gov. Paterson's sharp drop in popularity may lead to her defeat in next year's all-but-certain Democratic primary *** Why Paterson's Sin Taxes Are Illogical *** NY-Gov: O'Byrne To Return As Unpaid Political Advisor To Governor Paterson - Gov appears to be counting on O’Byrne to help right the ship *** Conceding Errors, Paterson Vows to Regain Trust *** O'Byrne's rejection hurts Gov *** Jim Odato writes that the Comptroller sent a note to the governor and other officials after filing expenses for their expensive Inauguration hotel stay *** Will Paterson Run in 2010? *** David vs. health Goliath: Paterson takes on hospital lobby in $11 billion fight.
By David Paterson

There were 17 people who ran for president, and only one survived. People didn't vote for us just so that we would do the things that any of the other 16 candidates would do. - Robert Gibbs

President Obama THE 40% SOLUTION: FEDS EYE LARGE STAKE IN CITI *** Republican Governors Attack Obama's Stimulus; Some Will Refuse Aid... *** Obama Plans To Slash National Deficit By 2013 *** Obama Is Asked to Reappoint Ground Zero Health Official *** Obama Pushes Firmer Budget Rules *** The Gatekeeper: New Yorker Profiles Rahm Emanuel On The Job *** Hillary's First Controversy *** Obama's Stimulus Czar *** Federal Sleuth to Oversee Stimulus Plan *** Barack the Knife: Nothing is safe as Obama pledges to wield ax *** Governors, Obama to discuss stimulus plan *** 10 Ways to Trade Up
How Obama can fix the climate, raise billions for clean tech, and send you a fat check *** Talking taxes, calming markets on agenda this week *** The President's Warrior, Robert Gibbs *** Can Obama Actually Achieve Entitlement Reform? *** Obama's Stimulus: A Colossal Waste? - Robert Samuelson, Newsweek *** The President's FDR Moment - E.J. Dionne, Washington Post *** Obama's Approach is Hurting, Not Helping - New Hampshire Union Leader *** Obama Finds Democratic Resistance on Social Security - New York Times *** Obama's (Short-Run) Health Care Plan? - T. Cowen, Marginal Revolution *** Bibi & Obama: Two Communicators Clash? - M. Evans, Washington Times *** PM Obama Pledges to Slash Deficit

Congress Roland Burris Undermined by Governor, Chief of Staff, and White House *** Burris return puts senator to the test *** Toxic political money: Pols' sudden spirit of giving back *** 'Voluntary' taxes: Senator Reid's weird interview *** GOP Senator Bunning Says Justice Ginsburg Will Be Dead In Nine Months *** GOP ready to sink teeth into end of tax cuts *** Feingold, Dreier push for special elections *** Deficit Hawks' Attack on Entitlements - Robert Kuttner, Washington Post ***PM Schumer and Gillibrand Tell Obama, We'll take the $ they don't want! *** Rep. Anthony Weiner's speech features Queens ma who killed 2 priests Lisa Bongiorno.

Wall Street Mess What made Bernie Madoff perpetrate the greatest fraud in history? *** Trustee: Madoff never purchased securities for... *** A Friend of Madoff Speaks Out *** White House Would Gladly Tutor Rick Santelli *** U.S. Eyes Large Stake in Citi *** A Citi With More Government Slate's Today's Papers *** Monaco Is the New Switzerland: My Swiss bank got busted. Where do I hide my money now? *** HSBC CONSIDERS $20B CASH CALL FROM INVESTORS... *** As Doubts Grow, U.S. Will Judge Banks’ Stability *** Citi Talks With U.S. Over Ownership Stake *** S.E.C. Chief Pursues Reversal of Years of Lax Enforcement *** Paul Krugman: The econoclast - has become one of the highest-profile advocates of bank nationalization. *** Pfizer lowers amount of execs' severance payou... *** BofA, Citigroup shares sink further *** Opinion: How to Approach TARP 2.0 *** Searching for More Tools to Trim Costs *** Idle Rail Cars Frustrate Residents *** GM, Chrysler Advisers Consider $40 Billion Bankruptcy Loan *** Wall Street Watches Proposed Capital Gains Tax Changes With Bated Breath *** The Politics of Bank Nationalization *** Businesses tap social networking sites *** Co-op and condo fees going through the roof *** DN Editorial: Hire power.
An immigration crackdown written into the new stimulus law will damage New York's financial sector - and must be repealed immediately *** Eli: It was pleasure, not business, with swindler *** The Business Press and the Cult of Personality A misplaced emphasis on celebrity over substance got us into this mess *** The Wise and the Reckless On the housing plan and the “unscrupulous or irresponsible” *** Pay Wall Street Less? Hell, Yes *** Housing Crisis Moves Beyond Subprime Borrowers *** In a Recession, the Consumer Is Queen *** Will the Recession Doom the Last Sunday Blue Laws? *** Ten American Companies That Won't Cut Jobs *** Banking on the Brink - Paul Krugman, New York Times *** The Problem With 'Nationalization' - Gerald O'Driscoll, Wall Street Journal *** Rant Raises Profile of CNBC's Santelli - Phil Rosenthal, Chicago Tribune *** Govs. Granholm, Pawlenty, Rendell and Sanford - Fox News Sunday *** Govs. Crist and Jindal Debate the Stimulus Package - Meet the Press *** Interview with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger - This Week *** Sen. McConnell; Govs. Barbour and Patrick - State of the Union ***PM PAPER: Obama auto team drives imports; Task force has few new American cars... *** British jobs to be supported by American taxpayer in CITI buy... *** Stocks Slump on Corporate Woes; Indexes Fall by 3.4% *** Dow drops 250 pts., S&P tumbles 2% -- both at lowest levels in 12 years

National America's Top 15 Emptiest Cities: Recession Turns Boom Towns Into Ghost Towns *** Palin Does Damage Control.

"We need a global New Deal—a grand bargain between the countries and continents of this world—so that the world economy can not only recover, but so the banking system can be based on best principles." Gordon Brown, The British prime minister

International HILLARY PLEAS WITH COMMUNISTS TO KEEP BUYING TREASURY BONDS... *** Swiss party wants to punish USA for UBS bank probe... *** U.S. Unit Secretly in Pakistan Lends Ally Support *** U.A.E. to Help Dubai Ease Debt Load *** Eastern European Bailout Proposed *** Lugar Calls for a "Return to Realism" on Cuba *** Deal or No Deal: Did Clinton Really Lobby Serbs? *** Hillary didn't broker $1 million Serb goon deal *** Mugabe Turns 85 *** Netanyahu's plea for Israeli unity gov't rejected *** A Calculated Strategy for Afghanistan - Trudy Rubin, Philadelphia Inquirer *** Iran Inches Closer to the Bomb - Haaretz *** Can U.S. Find Right Answer for Afghanistan? - Dallas Morning News

The Media Mess The Media Tries to Make Nice or more nonsense from NY Magazine *** Philadelphia newspapers' owner files for bankruptcy... *** Philadelphia Newspapers Seeking Bankruptcy *** Philadelphia Publisher Files for Chapter 11 The owner of Philadelphia's two major daily newspapers filed for bankruptcy protection, capping a tumultuous experiment to bring local ownership to the city's dailies *** Al Sharpton is calling for the FCC to investigate News Corp over a cartoon published in the NY Post that he says is racist ***
Murdoch Takes a Hit
- from economy also *** Rev. Al Sharpton wants FCC to investigate New York Post's parent company, News Corp (DN) ***
What is in this week's Magazines *** Parties Do Battle on Google - Politico *** PM FINANCIAL TIMES says staff offered three-day working week...