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Wish-list for 2004
1) The safe return of our soldiers fighting the Bush War
I'd have more but this is the most important and the rest are trivial in comparision.
Keeping tabs on Nassau County Legislator Peter J. Schmitt. The truth is here.
Wish-list for 2004
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Back on Nov 17th we went over the flip-flops, evasions and out-right lies Schmitt used before and during the campaign about the phantom tax increases by the Democrats. We mentioned a few places he repeated his false mantra and we just found another. In the October 29th South Bay News there was an amusing 4 page ad where Schmitt says the Democrats "...increased our taxes an unconscionable total of 57%."
Say one thing and do another.. that's the way Schmitt and the Gullotta Republicans work. Over the summer Dean Skelos and Pete Schmitt conspired to kill the Storm Water and Sewer Authority which would have saved the county $25million. Because Schmitt is more concerned with power than doing what is right for the county he sought to punch a hole in the county budget.
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"New York City has cut spending in an effort to reduce the city's deficit, they have not turned to tax increases on the residents to achieve financial stability." Pete Schmitt (Long Island Press)
From Sunday's Newsday LIFE section page G7:
In the December 4th Massapequa Post article on the tax bills we got this gem from Schmitt.
Schmitt's letter to Newsday is too cute by half. He starts with the premise that Newsday is wrong by pointing out his incredible lies. Then he changes his story. First it was Democrats RAISED taxes and now it's they "voted to" raise taxes. To add to the BS in the letter Schmitt throws out usless numbers:
During the election there was an ad placed in the October 29th Massapequa Post by Schmitt. He ends his ad on a curious note: "Re-elect PETER SCHMITT...Our Kind of Legislator."