The New York State Comptroller’s office is a very powerful position; in essence, the Comptroller controls the state’s checkbook. The nature of this incredible responsibility is why it is so important to elect a Comptroller who is not beholden to entities that have already caused so much damage to the State’s fiscal health like the big labor unions which have endorsed incumbent Tom DiNapoli and the corrupt career politicians that Tom DiNapoli is inextricably linked to along with campaign donors that he has given face time to as a reward to them for their cash – especially in light of the massive pay to play scandals that have been exposed at every level of our one party dominated state government.
Tom DiNapoli was appointed to the office of NYS Comptroller by Sheldon Silver (also recently exposed as being neck deep in corruption for his role in the Aqueduct Racino scandal which by the way, DiNapoli had approved of) after newly convicted felon and fellow Democrat, Alan Hevesi, resigned in disgrace from the job due to the exposure of his shocking abuses of power and state finances for his own personal gain.
Harry Wilson is running to replace DiNapoli in the State’s Comptroller office in this year’s election. As explained in their endorsement of Wilson in the NY Post; Harry Wilson understands the dire situation facing New York State, how it got that way and what needs to be done to rescue New York from bankruptcy and full economic destruction, and he has not only the education, but also the real world experience to effectively deal with our ever increasing fiscal burdens.
While New York State is buckling under the burden of excessive spending, Tom DiNapoli has recently been exposed for allowing as many as 50 of his own employees to engage in the expensive and frowned upon practice of “double dipping” with regards to pension funds.
New York State has suffered under one party domination, cronyism and corruption for far too long. As it becomes more apparent that our next Governor will be yet another entrenched Democratic Albany career politician (Andrew Cuomo), it will be more important than ever to have a responsible Comptroller who will be able to act as a check and balance to the ruling class, not be a rubber stamp for them. Harry Wilson is clearly the best choice for this task.
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