An Open Letter to Cuomo, Schumer, Gillibrand, and the Rest

J Philip Faranda November 3, 2010

Governor-elect Cuomo, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, Representative Lowey, State Senator Oppenheimer, and Assemblywoman Galef: Congratulations on your election and re-elections today. I didn’t vote for any of you. With the exception of Mr. Cuomo, it was on your watch that I have watched this great republic brought to its knees. I voted for Jimmy McMillan for governor, Mr. Cuomo, because I found it necessary to lodge a protest vote. I voted to unseat every incumbent. As a matter of fact, the only sitting official I supported, Mayor Bill Hanauer of Ossining, I couldn’t vote for because I live 100 yards outside the village. 

But- you all got elected anyway. 

So here’s the deal. I am watching you. Every one of you. And I have an idea of what needs to be done to improve the quality of life of New Yorkers. I want to know what you are going to do to solve the foreclosure crisis. I want to know what you are going to do to help people not lose their homes to foreclosure. I want to know what you are going to do to help people in red tape hell trying to modify their mortgage or do a short sale and are getting hammered by the banks you voted to bail out. 

If the answer is not satisfactory, and you’ll just do what you need to do to get re elected, I’ll remember. And I won’t be so quiet in 2012. 

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