The lead sentence of this WWNY story reads, "As the North Country rallies around a missile defense system at Fort Drum." Well, that's an opinion. Most people don't know about it and some do oppose it. It's one of those conventional wisdom leads.
Tonight City Council will pass a perfunctory resolution in favor and the taxpayer supported FDRLO is up on TV urging people to sign an on-line petition. (I did, but for no other reason than after 20 years as mayor it was reflexive).
Against this backdrop, Green Party Congressional candidate Matt Funiciello speaks heresy, telling TV 7 the whole thing is "ridiculous" and could decrease troop strength there. Let's face it, no one dare speak against conventional wisdom unless you are an iconoclast speaking truth to power and not seeking to win.
Now, I assume it's good on the theory that if DC is spending, let them do it here.
This argument about more sales tax revenue is just local government salivating.
I am all for greater use of Drum, but honestly I have little idea of what this all is or the impact. But since we are all rallying in support, there are clearly many others who feel as I do.
Funiciello: Fort Drum Missile Defense Proposal Is "Abolutely Ridiculous" | WWNY TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports for | Local News