New Watchdog Website Tracks Public Payroll, Pensions
Now, in addition to tracking who is spending our tax dollars where and on what [Project Sunlight], New Yorkers can keep tabs on who's on the public payroll.
A new Internet website dedicated to news and analysis about state and local government employment in New York has been unveiled by the Empire Center for New York State Policy.
The website, www.NYPublicPayrollWatch.org, will feature daily commentary on government workforce issues, news stories from around the state, and related links. Lise Bang-Jensen, senior policy analyst with the Empire Center, will provide the site's commentary.
E.J. McMahon, director of the Empire Center and senior fellow with the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, said the website "is part of our effort to shine a stronger spotlight on an area with important financial and managerial implications for every level of government in New York State."
"Personnel costs are a major element in New York's sky-high taxes, yet New Yorkers are often unaware of important developments on the government labor relations front," McMahon said.
"The goal of the Payroll Watch website is to inform the public by illuminating the issue."
To visit NY Public Payroll Watch, go to: www.NYPublicPayrollWatch.org.
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Our Memorial Day message, Waving One Flag, was posted before the release of former White House Press Secretary, Scott McClellan's book, What Happened?, further exposing the "culture of deception" that enshrouds the Bush administration.
That Bush, and those who ill-advised him -- among them, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, John Ashcroft, Condi Rice, and "The Architect" of deception himself, Karl Rove -- lied to the American public, and perpetuated the lies through a propaganda campaign that continues, even today, is not a shocking revelation.
We all knew it, and everyone with barely functioning neuro-pathways realizes that this White House had concocted and, even now, perpetuates, the biggest lies and cover-ups in America since, well, Watergate.
Only these lies have cost America hundreds of billions of dollars, thousands of young lives, and the loss of respect in the eyes of the entire free world.
"Disgruntled," Mr. President?
Yes, we are all disgruntled, and with every right to be.
For not only have you lied to us, time and time again, disgracing not only the office you hold, but the very honor of America, you, and your cohorts in crime, who now have to backpedal, yet again, to cover their tracks (and possibly avoid indictment), refuse to so much as admit that you have made mistakes -- on anything -- and to own up to those mistakes.
You should resign from office, Mr. President, effective immediately. And you should take that sneering war profiteer Dick Cheney with you.
Maybe FoxNews can find a spot for you both, right next to Karl Rove. Perhaps they can give you your own prime time slot. They can call it, The Liars Club!