Thursday, April 13, 2006

John Sweeney, ORDA, NYSPA and Your Tax Dollars

I was listening to Brian Mann on NCPR this morning as I drove to Plattsburgh. I have been sort of ignoring the story about Rep. John Sweeney and his little weekend getaway in Lake Placid last January. But the report on NCPR brings it all together and does make you question the ethics of the whole affair. My main question is why the hell would the New York State Power Authority give Sweeney $25,000 for what amounts to a tax payer funded vacation? Oh yeah, this whole deal seemed to be ok with the Congressional ethics committee. And yes, a few Democrats were there also.

Definitely listen to the story here at NCPR and make up your own mind whether it was ethical or not.

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