Thursday, October 2, 2008
Show Me The Money! We've Been Saying That For A Year Now!
Nothing like an election year to bring more people out into the fray. The Industrial Development Agency free-money give away that has been going on FOR YEARS and right under the publics nose, has finally come to light. The dismal and embarrassing record of the Ulster IDA has been an active subject in the halls of labor for many, many moons now and FINALLY, the rest of the county has awoken from their slumber. Ours is not a political vendetta, our concern is based on more than just electioneering. Our concern is based on results. JOBS for people. REAL PEOPLE WHO NEED THEM BAD. Unfortunately, there have been none.
It is evident that "Hot air" - not solar, is the most renewable energy source in Ulster. That's what we get instead of results from the job creation "business". And that's just what it is, a business. Lance makes a great living, March makes her connections and the little people make squat. We have millionaires coming to the IDA board with their hands out and getting millions back for NOTHING.
And don't BS us and try to explain that it's not really money - that's a pure crock of crap. IT IS MONEY - AND A TON OF IT! People come to that board and they walk out with a monetary GAIN. And don't have to do a thing for it but show up to the meeting. It all comes from and out of the taxpayers pockets - YOU CAN SLICE IT ANYWAY YOU WANT - it's money.
The IDA and their board members - past and present - didn't give a crap about anything but gladhanding the parade of high class welfare recipients and it was to hell with REALLY creating ANY jobs. And ask for them to set some sort of standards for those jobs and our board - the ones who are charged with promoting the economic well being of Ulster residents scream that they can't do that or we will scare the the ones with their hands out and full of no promises - away.
They don't even check back later to see what happened. They just move on to the next one.
Don't believe it? Let's lay the record on the table - money spent vs jobs created - and it will hit you right between the eyes. You can start with the hundreds of construction jobs lost to our residents and move on from there. Are you listening Paul Kirby? What a Sunday Paper story that would be.
Posted by A Progressive Hudson Valley Union at 8:14 PM