Wednesday, October 19, 2016
WWNY: Their Take on Their Debate
The Arcade Street take on the Assembly forum was that John Byrne attempted to pin struggles at two Massena industries happened on Addie Russell's "watch". Alcoa got a bailout and GM folded.
That's a dubious claim that assumes someone in an elected legislative office somehow "controls" the economy and jobs.
The Safe Act discussion reveals a couple fallicies . One is that anyone can "repeal" the law. It passed with tacit GOP support in the Senate and overwhelming Assembly report. To repeal it, an entirely new Legislature and Governor would be needed.
However the notion it will be modified is specious for the same reasons. There is no legislative imperative to repeal or water down the law.
If anything helped the challenger it was the discussion of Speaker Silver. Any discussion of him hurts the Democratic incumbent.