Letter: Some politicians want the status quo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks to reporters New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks to reporters in Albany, N.Y. (May 8, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

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Newsday wrote about Gov. Andrew M. Cuomos initiative to try to make elections in our state more honest . The proposal would use public money to fund political campaigns.

Imagine having legislators who were not beholden to corporate money to fund their elections, who wouldnt have to bow and scrape to corporate masters, who wouldnt have to waste time trolling for money (time better spent doing the business of the citizens), legislators who wouldnt get into office already owing favors. Imagine!

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Ah, but theres always a cold dose of reality, isnt there? Senate co-leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) called the initiative dead on arrival. Skelos, you see, likes things just the way they are.

Peter Larkin, Bayside 

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