Issue of the Week

In Nassau County, do you prefer a government with fewer services and lower taxes, or more services and higher taxes?

(30 votes)
Vote up!
32.97%
(61 votes)
Vote down!
67.03%
91 votes

Those who support higher taxes for more services don't mind paying for quality public schools, a well-run police force and well-maintained public parks. Those against feel they can't afford to live here, the tax burden is too high and government has too much inefficiency. Vote thumbs up if you'd support higher taxes and more services and thumbs down if you want to pay less to receive fewer services.

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Legislature

Should the New York State Independence Party lose its line on the ballot?

(74 votes)
Vote up!
39.78%
(112 votes)
Vote down!
60.22%
186 votes

Nassau County Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs has called on all politicians of both parties to reject the Independence Party and not accept its endorsement. When endorsed by the Independence Party, the candidate gets a line on the ballot that could be the difference in an election. A minor party receives a ballot line if its gubernatorial candidate garners at least 50,000 votes. Those who support the Independence Party say it has a legal right to be on the ballot if earned through the electoral process. Those against the Independence Party feel it doesn't support any political activity, and a substantial amount of the funds raised are used to enrich party insiders. Should the New York State Independence Party lose its line on the ballot?

Comments

Instead, maybe the

Instead, maybe the Independence Party could be developed into a real 3rd party. There are plenty of people who are socially liberal and fiscally conservative, who don't feel well represented by the Dem's or the Rep's. Having a real 3rd party would give voters a real 3rd choice, and might break up the gridlock in government.

Shakespeare

Representation

Agree with Shakespeare!

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