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LIE: I attacked public officials as "fascists." (The Poughkeepsie Journal despicably spread this lie in June.)
FACT: Wrong-- truth is I refuted this from the beginning-- recall my column:
LIE: I attacked public official for religion/faith-- and called that official a "Nazi."
FACT: I never attacked any public official for religion or called them "Nazi."
FACT: I have been only county legislator to public challenge legality of county bus takeover in Poughkeepsie-- not only immoral-- but illegal according to Section 119-0 of NYS General Municipal Law and Title VI of 1964 Civil Rights Act. Period:
Come out and vote today for common-sense progressive initiatives to make Rhinebeck and Clinton better-- our county fund balance is now $60 million-- literally triple what it was from 1996 through 2012 due to cruel shift in county sales tax revenue-sharing:
-- Restore county sales tax revenue owed Rhinebeck/Clinton: expand senior/youth programs
-- Tap massive county surplus-- restore 5-day senior centers; libraries/sidewalks/crosswalks
-- Expand county Domestic Abuse Response Team to protect women in Rhinebeck/Clinton
-- Pay equity laws enforced in Dutchess as in Erie County-- no tax breaks to firms without it
-- Revitalize local towns with new-economy ideas (DemocracyCollaborative.org, ILSR.org)
-- Slash county property taxes-- eliminate corporate welfare, smart jail reform (Vera.org)
-- Slash county property taxes-- innovation (Readyfor100.org, PublicBankingInstitute.org)
-- Treat addiction as disease not crime— stop locking up nonviolent addicts (PAARIUSA.org)
-- Ban toxic toys here as in Westchester/Suffolk/Rockland counties (CleanHealthyNY.org)
New-Economy Jobs Explosion Now: TinyUrl.com/NewEconomyDutchess; TinyUrl.com/StopCricketValley.
http://www.KeepJoel.org ; http://www.DutchessDemocracy.blogspot.com
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