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June 10th, 2003, 06:21 PM
I for one, don't want anyone from the Bflo-Nia-Partnership on the control board. In the 90's when there was as upswing in the national economy, they did nothing to bring or retain any companies in this area. I view it as a " good ole boy" network. Especially the so called leaders. Look what they , along with their puppet Joel, did in the Sabres fiasco. That was truly sickening to see. I find it comical that Joel was ready to dump 20 million of Taxpayer money into helping his millionaire friend, Hamister, acquire the Sabres. That was a slap in the face. The Partnership is happy with their companies receiving taxpayer funded, tax breaks, but get vindictive when things don't go their way. ie, the County resident funded city police takeover. As a suburban resident, I don't want to fund the policing of the city. That is the reason I moved out.
June 10th, 2003, 09:22 PM
The partnership, exactly what do they do other than be a large chamber of commerce?
Why do they compete with insurance agents for items of health insurance? Isn't that odd they compete against another business in the area. Do these people get a sum of tax money given to them?
If I were an insurance agent don't use my tax money to supliment thier business.
Now in general, who decides how much they are paid at the partnership? Which group decids his worth? Shouldn't his worth be calculated by the results he produces, not his efforts? If you were a producction manager that produces just about nothing but put in 60 hours a week, they would still boot you seeing the end results is nothing produced.
Now if the Partnership recieves no tax money or funding in any way, then we have no right to say anything about them. The people that would pay for thier services are the ones that decid what they are worth. But if they are not producing any see-able results then no more money in anyway should go to the group.
June 11th, 2003, 05:20 PM
It is NOT the Partnership's responsibility to create jobs. The Partnership advocates for its members and in doing so, lobbies for a better business climate BECAUSE it's good for its members.
The Partnership is a private organization and is run by a board of directors which is comprised of 55 or so of the region's top employers. This is how decisions get made.
If people don't like the climate, they should blame their elected officials, not the Partnership because the Partnership does not have to answer to the public, only its members.
As for insurance, the Partnership makes health insurance available to small employers like me who couldn't get group insurance elsewhere.
Last, people who blame the Partnership for the lack of job creation are morons...yes MORONS. Answer these questions:
1) Did the Partnership raise taxes to the highest level in the nation?
2) Did the Partnership negotiate generous public employee contracts.
3) Did the Partnership create the Taylor Law, Wicks Law and everything else in Albany that is killing us here?
Nope. So the people who deserve blame for all of this are the voters who keep sending the same morons back to office. Fix the climate and the jobs will come. Thankfully, at least the Partnership is fighting the good fight.
June 11th, 2003, 07:30 PM
The partnership is at a dis-advantage with the enviroment they are in. They are battling a uphill battle with chains on thier legs trying to create more jobs in the area.
I certianly hope they have some input on the control board seeing they represent businesses in the area.
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