Friday, December 26, 2008

When Good Government Groups go bad

From ChangeNYC.org:

While change has come to the executive branch in Washington, New York’s City and State governments are in free fall. We not only have permanent dysfunction in Albany (run by special interest lobbyists), now we have the City’s elected officials ignoring the vote and the will of the public, when they recently voted themselves an extra term in office. While not responsible for the failure of government the Good Government groups have been ineffectual in fixing its abuses. Sometime they have been too close with those in power. Before the U. S. Supreme Court overruled the lower courts to restore the Tammany style judicial convents, the Good Government groups were trying to work out a comprise by keeping the conventions and allowing candidates to go the petition route to run for Supreme Court. Since the highest court ruled to restore the party machine-controlled conventions, there has not been a peep out of the groups who say they fight for judicial reform.

Change Has Not Come to New York . . . Why?

2 comments:

Taxpayer said...

Not just the various Good Government groups, but all of us have become so dispirited by the persistent corruption throughout NY - city and state.

No matter how diligent any one of may be, it's still nearly impossible to even just keep aware of this ocean of criminality in government.

So, the Good Government groups and most of us adopt as our anthem:
Jimmy crack corn, and I don't care
Jimmy crack corn, and I don't care
Jimmy crack corn, and I don't care
My master's gone away

This ditty applies more than is first obvious. See: http://www.timmyabell.com/music/lyrics/fm/jimmy.htm

Anonymous said...

the Good Government groups have been ineffectual in fixing its abuses. Sometime they have been too close with those in power.


I feel so much better. I just thought it was the preservationists that were inept.