YONKERS, NY — October 22, 2017 — While we disagree with the bulk of the Board’s findings, Mr. McLaughlin has now lost any credibility by immediately lying about the finding. His press release stating the Mike Khader is guilty or convicted of anything is false and defamatory, and a complaint to the Bar Association will be forthcoming.
Regarding the Board’s actual findings, we strongly disagree with Liam McLaughlin’s complaint that he is not responsible for tax hikes that he voted for, simply because other people voted for them as well. The undisputed fact is that Liam McLaughlin voted for tax hikes, and as an elected official he is responsible for his votes and actions. If Mr. McLaughlin needs to grow a spine and take responsibility for his actions, otherwise he should resign his office.
For clarity’s sake we should have said water rates are 585% of what they were when he was first elected, as opposed to saying they went up 585%. Our analysis shows an increase of 485%; Mr. McLaughlin claims 341%. Either way, he probably shouldn’t wait for a thank you card from Yonkers taxpayers. His claims about taxes and spending not doubling is both false and laughable to any taxpayer in the city; and his argument that voting himself two major pay raises is not “lining his pockets” because it wasn’t illegal is a thumb in the eye to every hardworking Yonkers family who doesn’t have the luxury of giving themselves a raise at someone else’ expense.
No matter how much he complains, his failure is clear, and his dishonestly and belief that he is not responsible for actions he takes as Council President are insulting to Yonkers taxpayers. It’s time to fire Liam McLaughlin
SOURCE: Mike Khader for Yonkers City Council President Campaign