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Should New York state lawmakers be required to reveal their private law clients?

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TiredOfTax

Sep-18-13 2:13 PM

The should but will not as they would promptly be jailed.

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Patriot1

Sep-18-13 5:10 PM

This is a "no-brainer" but not only does Albany have no brains, it has no integrity.

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TiredOfTax

Sep-18-13 8:41 PM

Sorry to be off topic again but I just read a very shocking Press Release: Obama Rated 5th Best President of All Time According to a Democratic Press Release, Barack Obama has been rated the 5th best President of all time. Here are the statistics:

Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln and 8 others tied for First. 15 Presidents tied for Second. 17 Presidents tied for Third. Jimmy Carter wowed us all to land in Fourth Place. ..and Barack Obama came in 5th place. Seems accurate, no?

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usedtolivethere

Sep-19-13 8:28 AM

and W was 10th...so the point would be?

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usedtolivethere

Sep-19-13 8:29 AM

And tot apologizing for being off topic is like Bernie Madoff saying he was sorry that he took your money...sheesh

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usedtolivethere

Sep-19-13 8:31 AM

Please TOT, explain to all of us simpletons how having a client would land a lawyer in jail? I need enlightenment oh knowledgeable one

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usedtolivethere

Sep-19-13 1:16 PM

Actually T, according to the Historical Ranking of Presidents, Obama is tied for 14 th with Monroe and Lyndon Johnson, Carter is 27th and W is 34. As you always tell everyone else...do some research! something comes into your small, bigotted, crazed mind and you post it here. You're a joke. Here's some help.

*******en.wikipedia****/wiki/Historical_rankings_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States

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TiredOfTax

Sep-19-13 1:46 PM

Gee did ya quit smoking today?? Get detention at school?? Grow up and play nice wont you? Ever?

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usedtolivethere

Sep-19-13 2:22 PM

Pretty clever comeback...oh wait, it wasn't for me...I forgot this....

Sep-09-13 6:33 PM I am done... with posts to YOU! You have proven you ability to stay off topic fighting in every post... you are not worth my effort

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Pards13

Sep-19-13 5:23 PM

I say they should disclose their client list. It would be a great way to get the lawyers out of Albany.

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drugsrus

Sep-19-13 5:48 PM

usedto, "Wikipedia" ?? really??? good for lookin' up stuff that is pretty much what could be considered "common knowledge" BUT presidential rankings???? Wikipedia has no verification process for what is posted. I think ToT's info is more correct. BUT you will defend Barry with your last breath.

His decision to arm either side of the Syrian conflict is cause for impeachment for treason -- aiding an enemy of the US

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TiredOfTax

Sep-19-13 6:05 PM

great point pards, if they disclose where their income comes from (clients)it will likely greatly decrease the reported income! Corruption and fraud are not truly clients!

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drugsrus

Sep-19-13 11:59 PM

can we all say "conflict of interest"????

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revoltnow

Sep-20-13 3:03 AM

once in public office, that should be there only goal. no other outside interests. period. having other $ related episodes makes my elected officials = PART TIME EMPLOYEES

just what part? all we have to do is look around to see that seems to be the norm. how bout we turn the tables next november huh? cast your vote for the FULL time employee.

oh. how can you guy's take stock in those poles? did/had any of those past presidents make a difference in your life?

here's a shocker. my vote for the one that made the most in my life???? NIXON.... if not for him i'd have come home from nam in a body bag most likely... way to many sharing last place to bring that up. we'll talk about them after china calls in there markers. ya have Regan/Clinton to thank for that..

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laker88

Sep-20-13 7:58 AM

After reading many comments here, and also on the other editorial about making politicians disclose details about their outside work....my lord, what's next???...will you want to take away one of the biggest perks politicians enjoy...and that is being able to follow a different set of rules than their constituency. How cruel!! (sarcasm intended)

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usedtolivethere

Sep-20-13 8:04 AM

OK, drugs, here's another one: Siena college Research institute... Obama 15th, W 40

The Siena College Research Institute has asked 238 presidential scholars to rank presidents five times since 1982. This year was a polling year. Franklin Roosevelt came in first, Barack Obama at 15th, George W. Bush at 40th, and Andrew Johnson dead last.

***********nationaljournal****/how-historians-rank-the-presidents-20110219

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usedtolivethere

Sep-20-13 8:15 AM

and drugs, at least I have sources. She just makes stuff up. Put up a source that refutes either one of mine.

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usedtolivethere

Sep-20-13 8:18 AM

"I think Tot's info is more correct"? Of course you do. You subscribe to the same regressive policies that she does. Nice source...I think?

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MrBoB51

Sep-20-13 11:20 AM

Once again, without realizing it, usedto stumbles on to the truth. I've been waiting for useto to figure it out, but keeps using the term over and over so I'll explain. Usedto believes 'regressive' is the opposite of progressive/liberal/collectivists. TOT, myself and many others regress, or 'go back' to the Constitutional principals which YOU and all libs think are worse than that of progressive principals, hence to collectivists 'regressive'. So go ahead, keep complimenting us, I'm submitting you for Honorable Mention to the Academy Recognizing Stupidity Everywhere(ARSE). Hehe, unlike you, I give credit where credit is due. Oh yeah, don't you dare demand anybody refute anything until you refute Constitutional Individualism and explain the joys of the collective with something other than calling people absurdly childish names. Unless, of course, you have nothing else to offer.

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Hilltopper

Sep-20-13 11:47 AM

Lawmakers should be objective and not influenced by a client list. They shouldn't have a client or lobbyist paying them money to whisper in their ear to secure favorable legislation. Its like paying your lawyer to sit in the jury box at your trial. I totally agree with the comment that being a lawyer with a client list should exclude you from holding elected office.

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usedtolivethere

Sep-20-13 12:10 PM

another pointless diatrabe

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laker88

Sep-20-13 12:31 PM

Should we take Hill's last sentence and possibly amend it to "all lawyers should be excluded from holding public office"???

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drugsrus

Sep-20-13 6:26 PM

OK usedto, you have converted me -- ALL HAIL KING BARRY SOETORO the best African-American (looking) president the US has ever had. What times do we have to pray on our rugs to the east???

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usedtolivethere

Sep-21-13 8:13 AM

Not worth a comment drugs...your ignorance shines through on its own

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MrBoB51

Sep-21-13 8:30 AM

Well said Hill. As voters, we can determine which candidates we want to hold office. If we hold the line and not support any Lawyers WE solve the problem. As other articles suggest, voter turnout is pathetic and attitudes need to change with regards to who actually controls the political revolving door in Albany. WE DO! Recently there has been a repeated meme out of Washington that obamacare is the 'law of the land'. Well, so was the fact that only State Legislatures could appoint Senators to represent their States at the Federal level, not the electorate. Additionally at that time in history only landowners could vote. WE THE PEOPLE rectified those and other 'laws of the land'(slavery, blacks and women forbidden to vote, prohibition to name a few and we can rectify the problem in Albany as well. The irony is all that's required is for people to get informed and get off their arses and VOTE. In a few weeks it will be time to exercise that fundamental Right once again. Vote this time.

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