I must say, I'm a little bit confused about comments that Niagara County Legislator Dennis Virtuoso is making about economic development efforts in the county. Over the past year, the NC Leg has often talked about their marketing efforts and the successes that they have enjoyed through those marketing efforts.
But not Virtuoso. He takes every opportunity he can to bash the county's economic development efforts.
Here's where it gets a little confusing. Virtuoso is a Niagara County Legislator. One would think that Virtuoso would tout the successes of the county. By repeatedly saying that the county has failed, Dennis, you have failed. You see, you've been in the Leg for 20 years. Now you can point to the Majority caucus doing this and that, but as the senior member of the Leg, you wear both the successes and the failures.
That is unless you have rendered yourself politically impotent as a member of the minority. I know, we've heard it before, you can't do what you want because you're not in the majority. But there is nothing to stop you from bringing legislation that would enhance our economic development efforts. You are, after all, part of the same team, aren't you? Aren't all 19 legislators interested in moving forward with the best interests of the county at heart?
Let's hope so. We all enjoy the politics of Niagara County. If we didn't I wouldn't be writing this blog and you wouldn't be reading it. But really, does the politics of this area stink so bad that we want the other side to fail, and in doing so, want this county to suffer? God help us all if that's where we're headed.