Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pols afraid to open up

From the Daily News:

In a stunning show of hypocrisy, two-thirds of the New York City lawmakers who voted to disclose how much they earn moonlighting now refuse to make the numbers public.

Dozens of Assembly and state Senate members who publicly approved revealing their outside income 14 weeks ago suddenly decided not to put their money where their votes were.

Asked by the Daily News to reveal their outside income, 63 of the 90 sitting members of the city delegation declined - including top legislative leaders. Only 27 city lawmakers agreed; 16 flat-out refused, and the rest ignored The News' request.

That means the public still does not know how much Senate President Malcolm Smith (D-Queens) makes with his title insurance company, Great Abstract Title Co., or how much Senate Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson (D-Brooklyn), Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) and other lawyer-legislators make from their legal practices.


Anonymous said...

WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

That is why Cuomo pledge is a joke, it is only a campaign gimmick to make him look like a reformer when he is the same old establishment

Anonymous said...

Vote for a non political hack. Cuomo is the worst thing the state can get. Remember HUD .

Anonymous said...

Hopefully, Toby will not open her legs.

Anonymous said...

Agreed - vote them out especially Sen gridlock = Shelly Sheldon the most power wielding, corrupt individual we have. Look at the World Trade Center project that his district represents - where is he on getting those projects completed already?