ED KOCH COMMENTARY: My Comments on Recent Controversial Issues By EDWARD I. KOCH

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Last week, there really were a lot of controversial subjects covered by the media, and I had an opinion on all of them.  I thought for the first time since I started writing my commentary, after leaving the New York City mayoralty, now 22 years out of office, I would this week provide brief comments on these issues. Mayor Bloomberg …

eHeziED KOCH COMMENTARY: My Comments on Recent Controversial Issues By EDWARD I. KOCH

Ed Koch Commentary: The Need for a Federal Czar to Oversee the Development of the Nation’s Oil Reserves By EDWARD I. KOCH

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Legislation to Fingerprint Food Stamp Recipients      Ethanol is produced from some agricultural products.  It is a form of alcohol which is added to regular gasoline in order to make us less reliant on foreign supplies of oil, from which gasoline is derived. The subsidy to create ethanol was first provided 30 years ago and ended December 31, 2011 when Congress …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: The Need for a Federal Czar to Oversee the Development of the Nation’s Oil Reserves By EDWARD I. KOCH

Ed Koch Commentary: Committee In Support of the Proposed Udall Amendment to the U.S. Constitution By ED KOCH

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Remember the maxim, “Money is the root of all evil?”  It is certainly true with respect to our electoral politics.  While it is necessary for candidates to raise funds for election campaigns, the fact is the system is now out of control. The vast sums pouring into politics today has corrupted our elections, and decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Committee In Support of the Proposed Udall Amendment to the U.S. Constitution By ED KOCH

Ed Koch Commentary: Mr. President, Please Read This Before Thursday By ED KOCH

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Mr. President, your supporters along with the truly independent voters believe you are an excellent speaker, logical and forthright.  Your detractors respond that your speeches lack passion and are glib.  Your speech this Thursday could be one of the most important you have ever delivered.  The following are my suggestions for what the speech should include in order for it …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Mr. President, Please Read This Before Thursday By ED KOCH

Current Commentary: Calling For Common Sense On Cell Phone Taxes BY Larry M. Elkin, CPA, CFP®

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We have more than 20 employees here at Palisades Hudson, each of whom has a telephone on his or her desk and a life outside the office. If someone makes a personal phone call to check on the kids or to find out what to bring home for dinner, I don’t care. Neither does the Internal Revenue Service. Even though …

eHeziCurrent Commentary: Calling For Common Sense On Cell Phone Taxes BY Larry M. Elkin, CPA, CFP®

Ed Koch Commentary: Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold By Edward I. Koch

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Well, Winter Is Coming, So Let’s Get On With It. There is an old Chinese curse that goes, "May you live in interesting times." Today, we live in very interesting times.  Governments and individuals alike are faced with monumental issues. 

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold By Edward I. Koch

Mike Spano Teams up with Yonkers 9/11 Responders

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Urge Passage of Critical Health and Compensation Measure Yonkers, NY, September 21, 2010 — Assemblyman Mike Spano (D,C,WF-Yonkers) joined with emergency responders who put their lives in danger and sacrificed their health during the tragic events of 9/11 to urge the federal government to pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (H.R. 847, S.1334).

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Weir Only Human: Whistle-blowers Needed in Congress By Bob Weir

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The term "kleptocracy" is applied to a government that extends the personal wealth and political power of its own officials and the ruling class via the embezzlement of state funds at the expense of the wider population, sometimes without even the pretense of honest service. That sounds pretty close to what we have in America today. 

eHeziWeir Only Human: Whistle-blowers Needed in Congress By Bob Weir