The Emperor - William "Boss Hog" Steinhaus
The Dutchess County Legislature voted 18-7 tonight to override County Executive William Steinhaus’ veto of a law that requires licensing for electrical contractors. The vote overcame much political arm twisting by the man known to many as "Boss Hog", Bill Steinhaus.
Notoriously anti-union, paranoid and dictator-like, Steinhaus was shown what true democracy really is with the passing of this law despite his threats to those in his OWN party. Hudson Valley Labor report has a copy of a letter written by none other than Boss Hog himself to a pro-license legislator threatening retribution for going against party lines.
Steinhaus is the stereotypical old, crabby, back biting, controlling politician that the people have grown to dispise so much.
He is a direct example of what is wrong with our government today. I am sure that when news spreads of this threatening letter it will haunt author Bill Steinhaus for a long time to come. His punch drunk power trip is coming to an end.
It reminded me of when the wicked witch on the Wizard of Oz started melting and the munchkins all came out to see it. The whole crowd cheered!
Boss Hog learned the hard way today that the people are tired of the partisan politics he plays and they want action from their leaders, not game playing.
The winners here are the people of Dutchess County who will be guaranteed that the electricians they hire will be qualified, carry insurance, have all of their work inspected, safe legitimate businessmen who can be matched to every job they do.
Rip people off, no more license. Do unsafe things, no more license. Perfect!
Great job to the 18 who voted yes to protect the consumers! To the other 7 who voted no........ you sold out your people so Bill Steinhaus wouldn't punish you.....
........real leaders lead, worthless sheep follow!