The time and location of this "Town Hall Meeting on Medicare and Medicaid" provides a friendly, controlled setting for Tonko to get some face/sound bite media coverage at prime news time this evening.
The purpose is NOT to inform or to provide the general public with an opportunity to directly interact with Tonko. Questions will be selectively screened.
Avila and residents therein are beneficiaries of taxpayer funded government benefits. The residents themselves, are not impacted by any proposed changes in medicare or medicaid because of their age. Nonetheless, this is a captive, docile audience of likely Democratic voters who will make a nice prop for Tonko and President Obama, as they seek the senior vote in the 2012 election.
Avila community is affiliated with the RC Diocese of Albany, which is very dependent on federal and state funding to sustain operations.
Our nation is more divided than ever. The divisions are not North and South but diverse, including ethnicity, race sex, age, religion, socioeconomic class political, legal and illegal immigration law abiding and lawless, and many more.
The politicians, media, schools and special interest groups have promoted these divisions.
America is beset by enemies foreign and domestic. We lack political leadership. The Constitution is being circumvented Our economy and monetary system are on the verge of collapse. Oil, the lifeblood of our economy and way of life, is becoming too costly, and soon will not be available at any price.
Unity, not diversity, is needed now, if we are to survive the challenges that are before us.
THE OBAMA MARATHON. A RECORD TO RUN ON OR TO RUN FROM?
President Obama has been on a non-stop political campaign for the past three years or more.
As President he, his family, his appointees, and financial backers have left a huge carbon footprint nationwide and worldwide.
As a recently announced candidate he and his entourage should foot the bills for all air travel, security and related expenses for his globe trotting campaign appearances fund raisers and photo ops.
All this constant travel is unnecessary because Obama has the mainstream media as his personal cheerleaders and pr campaign arm. They will be rewarded by huge infusions of cash for campaign ads in 2012.
Familiarity breeds contempt. Like a moth the President is drawn to the camera lights.
The Surfing Bird, by the Trashmen was a popular song years ago.
Now, the tune is enjoying renewed popularity among diverse groups including Jihadists, the Obama administration, George Soros Brazil, Paul Tonko, GE, New York State and local governments; and certain investors.
Note one word change in the lyrics. Substitute OIL for bird.
CONSERVATIVE ROW C
FOR MAYOR CITY OF ALBANY NY
November 5, 2013 Election
U S Navy Veteran
BS Geography, U Wisconsin
(Korean GI Bill)
MA Geography, U Minnesota
30 years as founder and president, Buckingham Pond/
Crestwood Neighborhood Assoc.
maintaining/improving neighborhood residential integrity and quality of life.
Leadership resulted in creation of Buckingham Pond
Park in 1993-94, as well as
many other open spaces.
for list of leadership results.
Neighborhood website: bpcnanews.blogspot.com/