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Letters

Uproot the free money tree

Oct 22, 2020

To the editor:
With only weeks to go before Election Day Senator Jen Metzger seems to have discovered the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Even in this pandemic stricken economic environment where many businesses have been forced to close and tens of thousands of people have lost their jobs, Metzger has been handing out taxpayer money like never before!
As recently reported in the Sullivan County Democrat, Metzger has promised nearly one million in funding for projects including hiking trails, bathroom upgrades at a Town Park and restoration of an old church!
With a $14.5 billion deficit in New York and property taxes that are forcing people and businesses to leave the state in record numbers, now is definitely not the time to be recklessly funding non-essential projects.
Sullivan County has imposed an additional energy tax on our already struggling residents. Several of the Towns in the County have voted to override the State mandated tax cap.
The State has informed the local municipalities to plan for at least a 20% reduction in State funding that is necessary for essential infrastructure projects. With all of this in mind how can Metzger justify all of this funding going to unnecessary projects? She can't!
New York needs to elect business oriented candidates to our State Senate and Assembly if we ever want to end the wasteful spending like Metzger is very proud to be part of.
Mike Martucci is a successful businessman that will end the decades long give away of our hard earned tax dollars. Mike Martucci will ensure that essential services are appropriately funded and put and end to New York's free money tree. Mike Martucci is the only candidate with the business experience that knows New York cannot continue what Metzger has been a big part of, wasteful spending.
Vote for Mike Martucci for State Senate in the 42nd District.


Bill Frederick
Livingston Manor




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