Friday, February 28, 2020

Queens BP candidates rolling in taxpayer funded dough

NY Daily News

Taxpayers are footing a huge bill to help experienced politicians bids to win a largely ceremonial office.

Three current and former City Council members raked in a whopping total of $1,897,914 in “public matching funds” for their campaigns, the New York York City Campaign Finance Board announced Thursday.

Former Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley got $867,202; Councilman Costa Constantinides, $584,079; and Councilman Donovan Richards, $446,633. All are Dems running in the March 24 special election to succeed Melinda Katz, who resigned as borough president to become Queens district attorney.

They received $8 in taxpayer funding for every dollar they raised on their own. The candidates had to get at least 100 contributions from Queens residents and raise at least $44,614.


Anonymous said...

Note to politicians. being flanked on the podium by angry looking dudes in shades is never a good look. Was there not a single kind looking old lady or innocent child available for the photo?

Anonymous said...

Vote Quinn

Anonymous said...

You don't even need this make believe Boro President office, New Yorker's. Get real. Start circulating a petition, letters, phone calls, emails to your City Council forcing the end of this joke.

Anonymous said...


This trio of feckless hedgehogs are a collective waste of skin——depleting the earth of precious oxygen (out of too many 'OTHER' cradle-to-grave, government grandstanding, 'do nothing, know nothing,' DemonRat parasites to name in this missive)! After all, pigs that feed at the same public trough can't smell their own putrid STENCH!

ALAS, the FOISTED class warfare (and, CLASSISM) of the 1% has been successful——basically because the 99% refuse to do anything about it, and they prefer to chase the red herrings that the 1% provides (and, FOISTS), with a vengeful impunity that remains unprecedented, to date——and, the ever languishing public be eternally duped, bilked, scammed and damned!


Anonymous said...


My dearest possums, the Free Market does not exist in New York City, New York State, nationally AND the world-at-large! Anyone who has got anything is THERE because they can help the puppeteers and monstrously failed political scourges (NOT public servants) of New York City.

❝The self-righteous rule out the possibility that THEY are what has gone wrong.❞ ——Mason Cooley

❝The worst illiterate is political illiterate; he hears nothing, sees nothing, and takes no part in political life. He doesn't seem to know that the cost of living, the price of beans, of flour, of rent, of medicine all depends on political decisions. He even prides himself in his political ignorance, sticks out his chest and says he hates politics.

He doesn't know, the imbecile, that from his political non-participation comes the prostitute, the abandoned child, the robber, and worst of all, corrupt officials, the lackeys of exploitative multinational corporations.❞ ——Bertolt Brecht, February, 10, 1898 - August 14, 1956

❝A bureaucrat is the most despicable of men, though he is needed as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat who was not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an oppressor or a thief, a holder of little authority in which he delights, as a boy delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can trust such creatures?❞ ——Marcus Cicero

❝The masses have never thirsted after truth. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.❞ ——Gustave Le Bon (1841-1931)

❝The people will not revolt. They will not look up from their screens long enough to notice what’s happening❞ ——George Orwell (Big Brother character from Orwell's book, '1984')

❝The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.❞ ——Albert Einstein

❝The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face urge to rule it.❞ ——H. L. Mencken

❝To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist; that is all.❞ —―Oscar Wilde

❝The cost of sanity in this civilization, is a certain level of alienation.❞ —―Caitlin Johnstone

❝The system cannot be fixed by the system.❞ —―Tom Morello

❝Nobody in the world, nobody in history has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.❞ ——Assata Shakur

❝There's simply no polite way to tell people they've dedicated their lives to an illusion.❞ ——Daniel Dennett

❝No man will be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.❞ ——Denis Diderot, French philosopher

❝In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so that we will rally behind them. And, if they do not have a REAL enemy, then they will invent one in order to mobilize us.❞ ——Thich Nhat Hanh

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❝Sooner or later, the people in this country are going to realize the government does not give a fuck about them. The government doesn't care about you or your children or your rights or your welfare or your safety. It simply doesn't give a fuck about you.❞ ——George Carlin

Anonymous said...

How about the other candidates? Did any of them get matching funds?

ron s said...

Desperately trying to find the least objectionable choice. What an awful crew.

Anonymous said...

Jim Quinn for Borough President. He is the only one that supports keeping Rikers on Rikers. Crowley, the credit taker, and Donovan, the do nothing, are career Political hacks. They say what you want to hear, and the do nothing when you need them to work.

Anonymous said...

You make me dizzy, Miss Lizzy !

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