DONATE THE DONATIONS


Make text smaller Make text larger




To the Editor: Concerning "Extend Term Limits For 2009" (editorial, Oct. 16),it would be theheight of arrogance for anyone, including Mayor Bloomberg, Comptroller Thompson, Public Advocate Gotbaum, Council Speaker Quinn, Council Finance Chairperson Weprin, along withother Council members and Borough Presidents, to claim that overturning term limits isnecessary because onlythey have the insight to run ourcity. With more than 8 million Big Apple residents,incumbentelected officials hardly have a monopoly on the knowledge or wisdomneeded to manageCity Hall. Most of the 36 term-limited City Council membersand other public officials havealready raised millions of dollars from the usual "Pay for Play" crowd to run for higher public office. Theyshould not be afforded the opportunity to use these funds under false pretenses toward a third term. Instead of continuing to use taxpayer funding for member-item, pork-barrel projects to their favorite community groups, the morally correct position would be to donate these campaign fundsto charity. This would provide an even playing field for almost 200New York City residentswho have already stepped forward and begun fundraisingin anticipation of running for open seats in 2009. Larry Penner Great Neck, New York Letters have been edited for clarity, style and brevity.


Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments



MUST READ NEWS

VIDEOS



* indicates required
Neighborhood Newsletters





MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED