Free for who?
Mar 26, 2014 | 5138 views | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

So now Public Advocate Letitia James is lobbying the myopic Carmen Farina of the Education Department for a policy of free lunch for all students without any financial considerations of need, just because some eligible students for the program feel stigmatized by bullies for participating and, therefore, do not avail themselves thereof.

James expresses confidence in the procurement of the public funds for her welfare expansion idea, since she holds that President Barack Obama is supportive of the initiative. A bungling president is justification, according to James' fallacious logic?

When the office of the public advocate becomes, in the hand of James, an instrument not of sound fiscal policy, but a legal arm of minoritarian (not majoritarian) special interests, then it is time to abolish the office.

James could always find work as a lawyer at her past gig with the Legal Aid Society, defending indigent arrestees in the revolving door justice system of plea bargains and slap-on-the-hand community service sentences.

We don't need Sharpton-allied provocateurs in City Hall (Bill de Blasio), in the City Council (Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Inez Barron), and in the role of public advocate. Impeach or recall all of these "doctrinaire collectivists" from office.

Joltin' James should be the first to get the boot.


Joseph N. Manago

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