Arias Miranda: Ethics Not Needed in NYS
Questions GeorgeAmadore's Public Position on Senate Confirmation of Fellow Assemblymember tiedto Slush Funds Investigated by FBI and Prosecuted by Federal Justice Department
Monday, June 11, 2012, Today, Monica AriasMiranda, candidate for the 46 State Senate District, publicly called on SenateLeadership to question Governor Cuomo’s Labor Commission Nominee, Peter Rivera,given his involvement in misappropriating $2 million in tax-payers dollars that were channeled to a ghost non-profit organization managed byhis former law partner and campaign treasurer, David Griffiths.
Arias Miranda also called onAssemblyman George Amadore, Republican candidate for the 46th State SenateDistrict, to make his views public on the nomination. "George Amadoreneeds to let voters now how he would vote if he was a Senator on thisissue. State Senators are Constitutionally entrusted with theconfirmation of top government posts. This is not a minor responsibilityand Assemblyman Amadore needs to let voters know now what his vote would be onthis nomination."
According to Arias Miranda, "Only a few days ago a federal court foundDavid Griffiths guilty of lying to FBI agents investigating the misuse oftaxpayer dollars, obstruction of justice and mail fraud. The $2 millionin question were funds allocated to Neighborhood Enhancement for TrainingServices (NETS) through a Legislative Capital Grants program, which is fundedthrough bonded money and administered by the NYS Dormitory Authority. Griffith is facing 45 years in prison. For years, New York City newspapers havedocumented, empty office space and missing staff from the non-profit which washeavily funded by tax-dollars to perform community development work.”
"New York is in the midst of amajor economic downturn. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers are out of workand many more have had their wages and salaries reduced. New Yorkers needto feel confident that their elected officials are competent, ethicalpolicymakers who are truly concerned with the problems taxpayers are facing andare willing to address them adequately." declared Arias Miranda.
"I am dedicated to talking about the issues that affect each of us as acommunity and individuals. As voters, we must realize that our state governmenthas been hijacked by corrupt, unethical politicians that care little for thestruggles of the average New Yorker. Itis time to take back our government," declared Arias Miranda.
Now, why is this angering me? Well, the Times Union decided to not only ignore the press release but to publish a copy cat attempt by another challenger, Tkaczyk. Rumors has it that this character merely copies what other candidates do because she herself is substanceless.
No one will ever confuse the TU with an objective paper. But to go out of its way to ignore a hispanic candidate in favor of the white chick is pretty low. Barring a reasonable explanation, I can only conclude that her ethnicity is the reason why she was passed over by the TU.
To be fair, compare the Miranda's press release to that of copy-cat Tkaczyk. TU Blog Post
Miranda has ballz and Copy-Tkaczyk, is a predictable lightweight.