The opinions of J. Gary DiLaura do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Artvoice. As a point of reference, Gov. Andrew Cuomo oversaw the negotiations with the Seneca Nation of Indians for their casino compact renewal in Niagara Falls. Astonishingly, in what could only be called an impeachment worthy blunder, Cuomo failed to include any compensation to NY State of the city of Niagara Falls in the renewal.
Previously the Senecas had paid more than $100 million per year to the state and the city of Niagara Falls got about $25 million – about 25 percent of its budget.
Cuomo claims he forgot to include the payment from the Senecas to its landlord -NYS and Niagara Falls – and the huge monies the Senecas paid in return for having a tax free hotel, casino, restaurants, gas station and retail stores in Downtown Niagara Falls [not sovereign land] is lost and the Senecas operate completely rent free and tax free as they drive local, heavily taxpaying business out of Niagara Falls and into bankruptcy court.
Meantime Cuomo’s excuse “I forgot to put it in the contract” rings untruthfull.
Here is retied FBI agent J. Gary DiLaura’s comments not only on the casino blunder but on Cuomo’s handling of the pandemic.
By J. Gary DeLaura, FBI, retired
Dear Governor Cuomo,
Man up and drop your purse! Quit blaming someone else for your ineptness!
President Trump had nothing to do with your BILLIONS of dollars debt service that you created for New York by a “pay for votes with Welfare” scheme. Invite more freeloaders to New York who can’t read or write but will add to your voting base for welfare bucks! Great idea, since anyone who can read, write and speak English won’t vote for someone like you!!
We realize that you are scheming ways to steal money from the “pandemic” to pay off that debt!
We, the people of “upstate” NY, which is everybody except the “District” of New York (all 5 boroughs)…cannot take the way you “take away” money from upstate, to support your “habit” …NYC!
It’s your ego fix…worse than heroin with you…nothing else matters.
You claimed you “forgot” to include, in the Seneca casino renewal contract, the 25% cut for New Yorkers, a part of which belongs to Niagara Falls and we desperately need to make up for the tax dollars the Casino cost us…hundreds of millions of dollars. Sorry gov. but only a moron could “forget” something like that…and if that isn’t a confession for Criminal Negligence or complete ineptness…what is?
You take our tax base away as if it’s a candy tree that your Daddy left you to take as much as you can…which you have done!
We lost the taxes on the acreage around the Casino, as well as the land the Casino sits on, we lost the millions per year the Casino paid us (again, thanks to you) as well as the taxes the Mom and Pop services; from gas stations, restaurants and Motels …paid!
They are gone to the Casino and their non-taxpaying… gas stations, restaurants and motels… that the Seneca’s had agreed, they wouldn’t do!
Of course they continue receive Police and Fire protection and other city services, for free. They only take in $3.5 million per freaking day at our expense…but you…FORGOT?!
You allowed “big bird”, to make NYC a sanctuary city thereby allowing disease riddled, illegal aliens with, in the least, compromised immune systems and immunization issues, to add to the drug riddled street people and then wonder why so many are infected and dying from a heretofore unknown disease!? That’s count 1 for Felony Moron!
You whine like the little girl you are, why… to get 40,000 ventilators because “people are dying”…you cried, forgetting that, just 5 short years before, you turned down 16,000 ventilators the Government offered you…just in case we had a PANDEMIC! That’s count 2, for Felony Moron!
Then we learn… you just wanted to discredit our President because you really didn’t need them and in FACT you have 4,000 sitting, unused, in a warehouse. Your response to a legit question from the press … “Why are they in a warehouse if you needed 40,000”? You responded, “Because that’s where they belong, until needed”?!
What was more important to you than those ventilator funds… AOC’s, impossible to do, Green New Deal?! Count 3 for Felony Moron!
Listen, “Andy”, let me put your little mind, at ease…the world isn’t going to end in 10 more years; we will never stop using fossil fuel; airplanes will never be powered by rubber bands, batteries or solar panels but there is some bad news…please don’t cry… I’m afraid… there is no tooth fairy to pay your debt…you’ll have to scheme another way! Unlike other States, you make the Counties pay the bill for Medicaid… so what do you spend the Medicaid money on?
Maybe you should do a “Joe Biden” deal and extort some money from another State… or get into your stimulus funds…then THIS President WILL put your ass in jail… where you belong!
We recently learned that you directed all the Western NY orders for Hydroxy Chloroquine to be directed …not to New York City… but directly to YOU… King Cuomo. Is that true?
Are all your family members on one pill a day for prophylactic purposes? Except, of course, your infected brother …by the way did he pass the disease on to your Mom when he irresponsibly had a visit with her while he was infected? I certainly hope not. I guess there is at least one Cuomo who’s even dumber than you.
I really hope you do put an end to your “Schumer –like”, political career, by quitting the governor “part time job” and running and losing the Presidential election (which you would do)…we are looking forward to being done with you, once and for all!
P.S. Even with President Trump watching TV and playing golf and taking care of his family, he still spends more time being President and running this country than you spend being governor. Maybe YOU should spend less time Trump bashing and more time doing your job, that way, maybe you’ll remember to put a section in the contract for 25% of about 1 BILLION dollars and to put money on critical health needs instead of “pie in the sky”, Green deals, created by someone who has no idea what a “garbage disposal” is.
Count 4, Felony Moron, is for being both arrogant and a narcissist at the same freaking time!
The Right Side
J Gary DiLaura