Bloomberg Lobbies GOP Senators on Marriage Equality

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

As demonstrators approached the Grand Concourse, they were greeted by Carlos Archie, a supporter of same-sex marriage

Mayor Mike Bloomberg is the latest elected official to lobby Republicans in the New York State Senate to pass a bill to legalize gay marriage. Bloomberg said he told GOP senators who have been leaning against voting for same-sex marriage that, in the end, they will be on the wrong side of history if they do not change their minds and vote yes this session.

“The longer the Senate obstructs marriage equality, the higher the price they will pay, not only in the history books, but at the polls,” said Bloomberg.

The mayor, who was joined by New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn on Tuesday lobbying trip, also appeared to differ with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s strategy. Cuomo says he won’t introduce a bill until he knows he has the votes in the Senate. Bloomberg says an “up or down” vote would put senators on the record.

“The public has a right to know where their legislators stand,” said Bloomberg, who said private “pronouncements” or “off the record” commitments aren’t “appropriate”.

The billionaire mayor also promised to back any Republican senator who votes to approve gay marriage in future re-election campaigns, whether or not they agree on any other issue.


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Robert Stein from New York City

TOO CROOKED TO SUCCEED-Our Government—The United States of Hypocrisy

“Steal 5 Million—pay back 2.4 Million”—and we couldn’t STOP fraud in a 740 Million Dollar time sheet project where administrators falsify time sheets, allow no-shows to work and paid for by the taxpayer— as this could be the little fish in the big pond. Time Sheets are fudged by people—however the MQS and FOIA reports explain the lies and the mouth politics.

Is Susan B’s no-show work ethics an isolated case at CUNY? As tuition is hiked for what purpose? OUR TAX DOLLARS AT no show WORK…no wonder why honesty and transparency are feared and need to be silenced at SUNY/CUNY or Over and Understating of numbers and Diverted Grant Funds, Theft of Time, Spending and False reports is now in Supreme Court
You ever wonder why some non-profits grow at record pace and have unlimited funds while the backbone of this country (the small business owner) is struggling—the bottom line… is your money is their bottom line—and they know there is more available for themselves to pocket.
Small Business Owners know better—but they should open a non-profit if they want to guaranty hefty raises, relax at home while fudging numbers and time as sales decline—only on in government/non-profits can they increase the funding and these employees bottom line and allowed.


NO-SHOWS at RFCUNY/SUNY are just the start, recent TIME SHEET PADDING articles are a way of life on campus, and how easy it is for “taxpayer funded” employees to falsify time sheet, let alone reports are explained in FOIA numbers. We were told to OVERSTATE reports and numbers for billing as WE doubled up every client for a year—and when an issue it became “other services” by administration allowed the con to continue. Similar cases now in court have me questioning if this is systemic at RFCUNY/Government programs—FOIA reports explain it all. We start with two offices—our satellite showing 44.5 hours of clients counseled FOR THE YEAR, not a week…26 clients—for the year - for 2 full time supervisor/counselors that received just about a full year worth of weekly taxpayer funded paychecks (billing hours) = ¾ of an hour a week at roughly $800.00 and list as far as accomplishments and training 000 (NADA)—see FOIA Reports—sign me up, with those attempting to put a stop to this—terminated. Then to our office, once the best in the State as we said NO to the pyramid of numbers as campus politics took over, and we can also discuss our State recognized Veteran program reduced to 3 Veteran’s, and FOIA has again delayed answers to questions as to funding along with business voucher spending. Cost Cutting increased the office budget (staff of 4) from $332,000 to over $500,000
R. Stein

Jun. 09 2011 07:26 PM
Solomon Kleinsmith from Omaha, NE

here here

May. 17 2011 06:34 PM

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