Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Silver shuttles via sky

How do you get from New York City to Albany? For most state lawmakers, the fastest and cheapest way is either by train or by car. For the Democratic speaker of the Assembly, Sheldon Silver, the answer is a drive to La Guardia, a shuttle to Washington, D.C., an hour of waiting, a flight to Albany, and then a drive from the airport to the Statehouse.

Silver Racks Up Air Miles At Taxpayers' Expense

Mr. Silver is one of the few state lawmakers from New York City to commute to Albany by air. His itinerary is probably the most circuitous. The speaker frequently takes indirect flights to the capital, with a stopover in Washington that's 200 miles in the wrong direction.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sheldon Silver is disgusting. It's time to oust this corrupt pig and anybody associated with him.

Anonymous said...

The time was a few weeks ago, and he trounced his primary opponent(s).

Someone just needs to punch him in the dick.

Anonymous said...

A sampling of his reimbursement voucher forms from last year, which were provided by the state comptroller's office, show the speaker paying in the range of $500 to $760 for round-trip airfare, more than four times the price of traveling on Amtrak.

I pay 110.00 RT Saratoga Springs by bus and get to & from Albany in 3 hour average. Who does Silver think he is? Get rid of this crapper already - he is a mockery of the people he represents and throwback from the original corrupt backroom boys era of politics. Limit his transportation $$ cut off citizen funds above a reasonable level. Enough abuses from these pols already !!

Anonymous said...

Look at Shelly's district -- Battery Park City plus the LES. Fucking Tweed capital of the world. Battery Park elites bankroll him; the LES poor/immigrant population just nod their heads and do what they're told, if they even bother to vote. And the hipsters are too drunk/high to give a shit except where to catch their next VD.

Hooboo said...

what a dick!

Anonymous said...

Wow now thats green!! he should take amtrack like biden.The hipsters just think they have to vote Democratic

Anonymous said...

No one noticed... it's a FIRST CLASS ticket!

Anonymous said...

Probably a freebie upgrade since he's in the airline's uber-cool club

Anonymous said...

"Someone just needs to punch him in the dick."

ROTFLMAO