Monday, May 11, 2009

Dems. Running Full Slate In Greece Elections


Dan Maloney, 46, (a machine repairman at Delphi Corp. and president of UAW Local 1097) is running against incumbent Town Supervisor John Auberger; Calls Greece a "laughingstock" due to numerous scandals

JOE MOSCATO Joins Karen Byfield, Shawn Lavin & Karl Nielson For Town Board Slots

William King Jr & Deborah A. Indivino Seek Town Justice Positions

STORY

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

It would be nice to have at least a couple new town board members who were more than just rubber stamps and who acualy DID something (like oversite)

Anonymous said...

It's about time the democrats ran a full slate.

The democrats need a chance to show what they can do. The republicans have done enough to this town.

Muscato is going to win.

Anonymous said...

Which ward is moscato running for?

Anonymous said...

I think its Ward 2.

Anonymous said...

Isn't Moscato the guy that quit the school board before his term ended?

Anonymous said...

Isn't Auberger the guy who says
according to today's paper
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"Auberger, who has been supervisor for more than 11 years, said he doesn't control the actions of his individual employees,"

I'd rather vote for someone who quit in protest than someone who serves in disgrace like Auberger.

THe buck stops with you John.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, he quit a month before his term was up so that he could accomplish something. The six rubber stampers on the board put down every attempt made to go after Walts' health care (who knows why when they could be saving us $25,000 a year). He said he believed he could do more as a private citizen than he could sitting on the do-nothing school board. And here it is a year later and they still have done NOTHING!

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SCATS said...

To 7:05PM ~~ Your comment is being deleted for name-calling. The warning about that and other issues appears right above the box where people write their comments. With all of the scandals we've got going on, with a reporter making up email playmates and with elections coming in May and Nov. my tolerance for any crapple is at an alltime low.

Anonymous said...

Joe will be a fine candidate.

Anonymous said...

Wow-Looks like SCATS needs a hug

SCATS said...

To 6:34AM ~~ Thank you. As they say, and this hairball, too, will pass :D

Anonymous said...

I don't understand. Why the past secrecy with Moscato running or not?

If he's elected and has to deal with difficult stuff as he most likely will, isn't anyone concerned that he'll just bail again when the going get's tough?

I don't know of anyone who would consider this an endearing quality.

Someone may say, "Well, not-so-good is better than bad" but are we supposed to just settle?

Anonymous said...

1:29 When the issue is politicians we're always just settling. Always choosing between the lesser of two evils because everyone realizes you can't win an election (usually) based on ethics, honesty, values........

I don't see any "secrecy" as much as I see confusion within the party.

Anonymous said...

What's the big deal, there was no secrecy. The election is in November, it is now early May. I think Mr. Muscato will make an excellent candidate if he is half as good as he was on the school board. He kept everyone on their toes and fought hard for what was right. Too bad we can't get more school board and town board members just like him, someone who will take the boards to task and hold their feet to the fire. That's exactly what board members are supposed to do - not sit and rubber stamp every issueasthey do now on both the School Board and Town Council.

Anonymous said...

If you speak to anyone who has worked for the Town during John A's administration they will tell you that Auberger does control the actions of his department heads, suborinants, the town council, and every other board that exists in todays town government. John hirers each employee (most without having to take the required civil service exams for that specific position)If and when an exam needs to be taken and the friend or family member does not pass the exam, John has his personnel department request through civil service a change of title for that position. This then begins the process all over again.
What does this do for us as the greece tax payer?
It insures that are tax dollars are being spent on paying a good wage to a person who might be the LEAST qualified for the position. It means that the philosophy of personal equality which civil service was founded on is being violated, and the hiring process is prejudice in contextand individual equality is lost. (could be another liability suit coming for the taxpayers to pay out)
It means that John is not putting the welfare of the tax payer that HE himself has been elected to serve and to protect as the first priority. It means the Supervisor that we elected to look out for the our interest as tax payers is not looking out for our interest as the first priority but rather his own.
It means that the best and brightest employee is not hired.
What does it do for John?
For John it means not hearing from bright intuitive employees those challenges, innovative ideas on how to make our government work better and more efficient for the benefit of the taxpayer.
It means people paying homage to John!!!It means a free ride for John!!!!!
The response from preset day employees on weather or not "john controlls those presently working for the town will be "oh know the supervisor does not control how we do our work or interact with the community". Remeber the source you are either talking to someone who John hand picked or someone who is in fear of catch the rath of John or John's "I am him".

Anonymous said...

@12:03 And you know this how? Or is it just "a friend of a friend told me" or "I have a source inside" or "i can't say because of reprisals" or "everyone knows this is true" or "I used to work there" or... or... or... or...

It must be nice to be able to post facts that you can't or refuse to share. Whatever. I'm getting so tired of this from both sides. *yawn*

SCATS said...

To 5:13PM ~~ While I can't speak to 12:03's comments, I can tell you that I know several folks who work in various Town of Greece jobs. Interestingly, whether they work for the library or DPW or in Town Hall or the Senior Center, ALL of them say that to get a job, one MUST get it approved by Auberger first. ALL of them say that they fear losing their jobs if they say anything that makes waves at work ... in other words, they are VERY careful what they say on the job, and who they say it to. They ALL agree that who you know will land you a job or new position over what you know. As far as I'm aware, NONE of these individuals know each other, but they are ALL on the same page about the atmosphere at work.

Anonymous said...

I guess we'll just have to take your word on that. I know you aren't biased against the town or GCSD or anything. ;)

I know people who refute those accusations completely.

So who are people supposed to believe and why should we?

SCATS said...

To 3:13PM ~~ I'm assuming you are an adult, right? Educate yourself then decide.

Regarding my "bias" ... I'm not biased against "The Town" or "the School District." I'm biased against people who get elected/appointed/hired into a position of power and then use that power to the detriment of the majority of the people they work for. Greece is known for party politics, nepotism and now corruption. It didn't happen overnight. It happened with the blessings of the few who appear to be intertwined in the running of the local Republican party. I believe it happened because of the complete lack of any balance of power. See any Democrats in office in Greece? (and I don't mean the ones who became Republican ;)