Western New York's own Bill Stachowski and his fellow Senate Democrats have just hired a “Director of Upstate Relations,” and tapped a controversial ally of ex-Erie County Democrat Chairman Steve Pigeon to fill the post.
David Pfaff now works as the $70,000-a-year “director of upstate relations” for Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr., a Democrat. The new position reports directly to Espada, the Bronx-based Senator that Stachowski helped install as Senate leader this summer.
This position is in addition to the directors of all of the other Senate Democrat's directors of the Senate’s upstate offices, including offices in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse. They are controlled by the president of the Senate, Malcolm Smith, who hails from Queens. But since neither Smith nor Espada recognize the authority of the other, they both need to create these offices across the state.
What's sickening is that the state is facing a $4 billion deficit, but the Senate majority leader does not want to go without his own director of upstate relations.
All of the people from Upstate who have put people like Stachowski and Antoine Thompson, who may be the dumbest person on the planet, in office are getting exactly what they deserve. Unfortunately, those of of us who know better are also paying the price.
We're said it before, and we'll it again - if you vote for a Dem at the state level, you are voting to send all of the power and money to New York City. Get your collective heads out of your asses people, this is not about parties, it's about Upstate getting our fair share and ending the tyranny bestowed upon us by New York City Dems.
Once again, watch idiot Senator Kevin Parker give his take on how invaluable Upstate is. If you think he's in the minority with his thinking, you're dead wrong.