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

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Stackrat

Sep-24-13 9:50 AM

What difference will a "requirement" make? Politicians do not adhere to any other requirements or standards to begin with. Dont forget boys and girls, they only make the laws, they dont live by them.

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MrBoB51

Sep-24-13 9:26 AM

Never mind we have a corrupt Legislature, as evidenced by the multiple arrests of our State 'leaders', we now see them poking their dirty fingers in the Moreland Commissions eye by saying they're not going to give up any information that's not already public because the Executive branch has no authority to investigate the Legislative branch. Once again our politicians are hiding.....what? What are they afraid of??

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MrBoB51

Sep-23-13 7:40 AM

Usedto...#1: Aw shucks. #2: You can't. #3: Huh??

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drugsrus

Sep-22-13 10:24 PM

usedto, c'mon, BoB is trying to be nice

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usedtolivethere

Sep-22-13 8:01 PM

You, on the other hand, open your mouth way too much. I would discourage you from doing so. You should listen more

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MrBoB51

Sep-22-13 10:54 AM

No usedto, you don't open your mouth too much and I would never discourage you to speak your mind...the problem is what comes out of it. Lots of love...Bobbi.

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drugsrus

Sep-21-13 12:31 PM

Taxedtoomuch, that is why we need a -- NONE OF THE ABOVE - lever or option on the voting screen. Should that pick get the most votes, another set of candidates must be chosen to run. It would also serve as a reminder that those elected work for those who elected them.

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usedtolivethere

Sep-21-13 11:20 AM

I guess I'm a little like you Bobbi, I open my mouth too much. Sorry

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TiredOfTax

Sep-21-13 11:03 AM

The need for good representatives is very real but if the apathy show by voters is any indication of who is truly interested in our political landscape I am afraid that all is lost. Not only are we not attracting any good candidates but the voters do not care who wins. How do you overcome that? This leaves us with the reality that a few can direct the direction for all.

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Taxedtoomuch

Sep-21-13 9:41 AM

Actually as voters we get to pick from the candidates that are ALREADY chosen for us to pick from. This is done either by party line or campaign contributors and special interest. In our current system this is a very nice illusion. Hence the need for TERM LIMITS.

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MrBoB51

Sep-21-13 8:44 AM

So, usedto why did you bother to comment?

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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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usedtolivethere

Sep-21-13 8:13 AM

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

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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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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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usedtolivethere

Sep-20-13 12:10 PM

another pointless diatrabe

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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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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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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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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 8:04 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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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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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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drugsrus

Sep-19-13 11:59 PM

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

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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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