New York’s State Primary will be held on Thursday, September 13.
- New York has a law that prohibits an election on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks–which happened on a Primary Election day.
- New York is the only state that holds it’s State Primary and Federal Primary on different days. (Some states have a second primary for run offs it no candidate receives more 50% of the vote)
- Unlike in June, the Democratic AND the Reform Parties will both be holding a primay.
- Like in June, the Republican Party will not have a statewide primary or a legislature primary in the NY-23rd.
For Democrats there will be three Statewide races:
- Governor (Andrew Cuomo or Cynthia Nixon)
- Lieutenant Governor (Kathy Hochul or Jumaane Williams)
- Attorney General (Leecia Eve, Letitia James, Sean Patrick Maloney, or Zephyr Teachout)
- There are two State Legislature races in the NY23:
- in the 58th NYS Senatorial District (Counties of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates, the city and Town of Ithaca, Towns of Enfield, Newfield, and Ulysses) have two democrats (Amanda Kirchgessner and Michael Lausell) on the ballot.
- The 124th Assembly District (Towns of: Ashland, Baldwin, Barton, Berkshire, Big Flats, Candor, Chemung, Elmira, Horseheads, Maine, Newark Valley, Nichols, Owego, Richford, Southport, Spencer, and Tioga) has two democrats (Bill Batrowny and Randy Reid) who will be on the ballot.
- Those who live in the towns of Ashland, Baldwin, Big Flats, Chemung, Elmira, Horseheads, and South Park are in both 58th Senatorial District and the 124th Assembly District. Therefore they can vote for both of the Legislature races.
The Reform Party will have one Statewide Race:
- Attorney General-Preetinder (Preet) Singh Bharara, Michael Diederich, Christopher Garvey, and Nancy B. Regula.
- This year,unaffiliated voters (aka as Independent Voters, registered voters NOT in a political party ) can vote in the Reform Party primary.
The election is four weeks from Thursday. We have time to learn about the candidates and where they stand on the issues. We have time to talk to others about the candidates and the issues and getting more voters engaged in the political process. Voters who vote in primaries will probably vote in the general election in November.
Getting democrats to vote on September 13 will help Tracy Mitrano in November
The Federal Government charges way more top administer Social Security than private companies would.
I would be ok if the Federal Government utilized Social Security correctly and guaranteed a person a rate of return say 7 – 10 % (average rate of return for the past 20 years or so) and the person only gets back what they paid into the Social Security plus their return.
Paying out more than a person put into their account plus their rate of return makes Social Security a Ponzi scheme.
We have the people on top of the pyramid taking out more than they put in and the people at the bottom of the pyramid are paying their money in to fund the people at the top who are getting out more than they put in..
If you do not like the term Ponzi call it a something else.
Called it a Pyramid Scheme.
The real tragedy is that the government spends all of teh money and never invests any of it for a rate of return.
If we put the Federal Government in charge of teh Sahara Dessert they would run out of sand in 20 years!
If we put the Federal Government in charge of Antarctica they would run out of ice in 20 years!
Ryn. Let us look at the evidence one point at a time. You state that:
“The Federal Government charges way more top administer Social Security than private companies would”.
According to the SS website, the administrative costs for Social Security is currently .7%. That is a very good and low fee. Since 1989 the annual fees have ranged between .7% and 1.0%, never rising above 1%.
According to the investment site, Investopedia, the AVERAGE fees charged for mutual funds (some of the cheapest and safest type of investments):
“On the whole, expense ratios range from as low as 0.25% (usually for passive index funds) to as high as 2% or more for active specialty strategies. The average equity mutual fund charges around 1.3%-1.5%.”
So, the private investors charge about TWICE as much in management fees as does Social Security.
Ryn wrote:” Paying out more than a person put into their account plus their rate of return makes Social Security a Ponzi scheme.”
First, there is no such thing as an individual SS account. So, that does not even apply.
But, for the sake of discussion, let us pretend you do have some private SS account. Paying out more money than you put in is not a “ponzi scheme”, it is a “good investment”. Are you suggesting that when I put my money in the stock market and I get back more than I put in that is a “Ponzi scheme”? To follow your statement to its logical conclusion, EVERY investment that makes money is a “ponzi scheme”. Which means the entire philosophy of capitalism is a “Ponzi Scheme” according to your definition.
Ryn wrote: If we put the Federal Government in charge of Antarctica they would run out of ice in 20 years!
You could be correct about this one. Since the current administration has denied the scientific proof of global warming and have worked to destroy the environment, it is possible that it is largely responsible for the melting icecaps. As long as policy is made based on philosophy and not science we will see that continued effects of global warming. Melting icecaps, melting glaciers, more fires, bigger storms, etc. All as predicted 30 years ago by climate scientists.