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Friday, October 9, 2015
Don't be fooled by Newsday's hidden agenda

In Sunday’s Newsday, the editorial board endorsed Tom Suozzi, the Democratic candidate for county executive. That wasn’t surprising, given that Newsday’s parent company, Cablevision, employed Suozzi after he was defeated by Ed Mangano, paying him hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past four years.

In addition, through various limited liability companies and subsidiaries, Cablevision has contributed more than $200,000 to the Suozzi campaign. So it was no wonder that Newsday editorialized about the good old days of Tom Suozzi in a full-page endorsement.

Let me tell you about the supposed good old days. Mangano inherited the largest deficit in Nassau County history. During Suozzi’s two terms, property taxes soared. Newsday even pointed out in its editorial that the first thing he did after being sworn in was raise property taxes. That was only the beginning.

Suozzi left office with a proposed 16.5 percent tax hike and a home energy tax looming over taxpayers. Upon taking office, Mangano repealed both.

Under Suozzi, our infrastructure began to suffer, and was ignored as it rapidly deteriorated. The Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant was antiquated and in much need of repairs before Hurricane Sandy. Now it’s in an even more fragile state. It has created a public health crisis, and the dumping of poorly treated and sometimes raw sewage into our bays is ruining the quality of life not just for the people who live in the surrounding areas — East Rockaway, Oceanside, Hewlett, Atlantic Beach, Merrick, Freeport, Bellmore, Seaford, Wantagh, Massapequa, Island Park, Long Beach, Lido Beach and Point Lookout — but for all of us.

Mangano has been desperately trying to work with the County Legislature to bond the $700 million needed to make the necessary fixes, almost all of which would be paid back by federal reimbursement through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. But the Democrats in the Legislature refuse to approve the full amount needed for the repairs.


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Me too Alfonse, me too!!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013 | Report this

“You can’t lead into a better tomorrow when your entire platform is ‘vote for me because of what I didn’t do’,” said President Clinton when describing Mangano’s campaign.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 | Report this

I believe Ed Mangano is still under investigation by the Nassau County District Attorney's Office for his payouts to contractors involved in the clean up of Hurricane Sandy.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 | Report this

Tom Suozzi had his 8 years and his record is really questionable. Remember when he ran for govenor? All of a sudden no Tom Suozzi - for a whole year he was gone. Also a flood of patronange jobs opened up for NY City democrats in Nassau so he could curry favor with NY City Democrats (the upstate Democrats don't like Tom Suozzi). I really hold that time against Tom. He really showed his true colors. He's just another politician looking for the next higher office. He does not care about Nassau.

Ed Mangano, I have never heard of any aspiration he has beyond being the CE for Nassau. Ed may not be an Einstein but then we don't need Einstein. We only need someone who is looking out after Nassau citizens and making common sense decisions based on their concern for Nassau - not based on their aspirations for higher office.

Friday, October 25, 2013 | Report this
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