Short and sweet…

Dump Terry Bernardo

This is today’s editorial in Times Herald-Record:

    Politics has to go both ways

    Politics is a one-way street in Ulster County.

    When a well-connected political couple seeks a tax break for their business, they get it with no questions.

    When the county tries to take away that taxpayer subsidy because the business never hired all of the workers it planned to, it’s a political vendetta.

    There is no question that Skate Time 209, the business run by Terry Bernardo, the chairman of the county Legislature, and Len Bernardo, the chairman of the county Independence Party, who also ran for county executive, has hired nine workers, not the 37 that were part of the discussion at the time.

    The original decision to give the Bernardos a break on their taxes did not tie the dollars to the jobs, so the couple was on the verge of suing to keep their good deal from going away.

    The Ulster IDA backed down rather than to go court. In the future, it will make sure to ask the questions that did not get asked this time and to put all of the promises in writing.

    All of this leaves Terry Bernardo wondering “… who do I see to get my reputation back?”

    That’s easy. All she has to do is look in the mirror, then hire more workers or give up the tax break.

I’m not sure the Bernardos can claim credit for it, but here is a job for you: match the words above with the pictures below. There is no rush… as long as you do it before the November election.

Dump Terry Bernardo

– Jon Dogar-Marinesco

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5 Responses to Short and sweet…

  1. Anonymous says:

    In fairness to the Bernardos they received those benefits long before either was in politics or government service. And they are correct on the contract opinion too. BUT…..yes there is always a but…….
    But as far as the reputation….it’s alot more than just the IDA tax breaks that have formed our opinions. That ship set sail long before and is lost at sea.
    Cronyism, megalomania, power, and ego got the better of you both.
    You lived way too much on the Mel Brooks standard of “It’s good to be the king” and forgot your job is a public servant.
    Want your reputation back? I’d say start digging because it’s buried so deep it’ll take years to find it. And it will definitely be a little moldy, dirty, and torn even if you do find it.

  2. Anonymous says:

    She can look all she wants and ask whom ever she chooses – the “reputation” that she is referring to was merely a facade. So what she is really looking for is her sheep’s clothing. What she fails to realize is that the people have already seen the fangs of the wolf that she is.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Where’s all those gun friends now? Elmer?………..

  4. dukas says:

    The problem in our politics is the control freaks. On the left, Socialism always leads to tyranny, on the right, greed always leads to corruption. Both are power hungry diseases that destroy Republics. Our government was not created to control its’ people, nor was it created to serve political dynasties, be a charity clearing house, or to be involved with social engineering.

    Seeds of destruction, like anything else, have to be watered; don’t water them, they won’t grow, but don’t water liberty and freedom and they won’t grow either.
    Who is watering what?

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