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A ‘stand’ for County Home

February 24, 2013

By LORI CORNELL The following was adapted from the speech I gave on the floor of the County Legislature last month....

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Captain

Mar-01-13 10:35 AM

Phil wrote: "..requiring a vote by a SUPER MAJORITY is simply a tool for special interests." Phil, your well-known hatred for ALL labor unions has blinded you to the real problem, and that's elected officials who have no intergrity, courage, morals, ethics, etc.

If the law was changed back to a simple majority, and they continued catering to special interest groups, you'd have no problem with 13 people (who's main goal is to stay in office) willing to sell off any/all county-owned assets just to pay for self-serving motives? What happens when the county has no more assets to sell? If anything, the super majority law proves there are at least some reps who do have the charcter traits listed above.

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hogwild

Feb-28-13 12:50 PM

wastelanddweller...YOU obviously are one of the lazy caregivers we FIRED due to your lack of respect for the high expectations WE at CCH expect !!

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PhilJulian

Feb-26-13 10:15 AM

MACHINEHEAD - why bother taking a vote if the minority rules? Is that your idea of democracy? It is my opinion that in my lifetime one of the most destructive forces has been the emergence and power of special interests. We no longer support what is good for the general population but rather what is good for the special interest. Requiring a vote by a SUPER MAJORITY is simply a tool for special interests.

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MachineHead

Feb-25-13 8:46 PM

wastelanddweller....Why are you not still working there?...I think you are full of it!....

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wastelanddweller

Feb-25-13 6:24 PM

No one is even mentioning how poor the care is right now at CCH. And those that work there aren't going to say a word about it. But I have worked there. I have worked there...and they are constantly understaffed. The care would improve if its privatized.

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MachineHead

Feb-25-13 5:21 PM

FredoniaFred....The Home has lost $100,000 a year in profit from this gas well that just sits there....No concessions were made?..How can any concessions be made if the man in charge refuses to negotiate!.Any concessions accepted would have been a savings!....Why wasnt there any attempt to apply for H.E.A.L money that was available for the past 6 years,that would have helped the Home?.These are just 3 things that would have saved taxpayers money....The man in charge is not doing his job and has neglected his duties by wasting potential savings for the taxpayers,and should be booted out office for insubordination and dereliction of duty!....

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MachineHead

Feb-25-13 5:09 PM

PhilJulian....So trying to change the Super Majority vote which has been on the books for 40 years to a simple Majority vote is rational?....This is dirty pool,backdoor politics!....This is Bs!....Forget about the Home issue for now,concentrate and think what changing this vote protocol will have on any other issue that comes up in the future....All taxpayers should be up in arms about this!..

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FredoniaFred

Feb-25-13 1:58 PM

$500K in savings WERE implemented at the CCH. This still leaves over $1M in losses. No union concessions were made, only "offered". Those "offered" were less than half of the CGR report recommendation and were contingent upon full funding of the IGT. ($3.2M)

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PhilJulian

Feb-25-13 1:24 PM

Ms. Cornell appears to be guided by emotions rather than common sense. I would like to ask her this question. How many potential buyers do you expect to attract to a union dominated entity that is losing $2 million per year? I believe the question of the sale should be put to the voters in November. It has become painfully obvious that our legislature lacks the judgement to reach a rational decision.

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MachineHead

Feb-25-13 12:01 PM

judeye...Dont forget about Cotton Drilling that is willing to finish the gas well hook up for nothing....$120,000!!!..

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judeye

Feb-25-13 8:03 AM

teacherteacher... "Judeye, if you have read my posts I do support new gun laws and rules. You goofball"

Sorry I did not realize you and bulldog were one and the same as my comments regarding the gun law were directed at them.

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judeye

Feb-25-13 8:00 AM

Was not $500,000 in savings cuts just made to the Home? I believe that is the number that the director reported. Then we have the union concessions, how much will that save?

And then again..back to the old gas well...how much did it cost? how much revenues could it generate?

If it cost us a lot of money to drill..and yet we are unable to use it or it is not cost effective to connect it...I want to know who authorized it and are they still working, making financial decisions in our county?

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judeye

Feb-25-13 7:45 AM

correct...where did you get that information that the County Home is losing thousands of dollars every day?

I may not be that great at math..but from all the budget reports that I have read...and most importantly the CGR report..the HOME has a SURPLUS of money each year. Not much..but I bet more than most of the other services we provide in this county.

I want to see where anyone is getting the figures at how much the home is losing every day. Please cite where you got that information.

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correct

Feb-24-13 8:28 PM

The County Home loses thousands of dollars a day and has low Medicare rankings. The current situation should be unacceptable to both the taxpayers and the County Home residents!

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commentor

Feb-24-13 7:27 PM

Looks like Steiner;s evil twin has come to comment.

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judeye

Feb-24-13 6:13 PM

teacherteacher...huh??

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MachineHead

Feb-24-13 3:18 PM

Did you all know Todd Tranum started some BS last week that there was a sign posted at the County Home telling everyone not to shop at any business that supported Greg Edwards?....There was and is no such sign!....Mr.Tranum is a snake,just like Edwards and his band of banditos!.

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teacherteacher

Feb-24-13 2:20 PM

Just because your a conservative on one side like the Bulldog doesn't mean you have to be conservative on all issue. That is just dumb.

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teacherteacher

Feb-24-13 2:18 PM

And I support closing the county home too.

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teacherteacher

Feb-24-13 2:17 PM

Judeye, if you have read my posts I do support new gun laws and rules. You goofball

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judeye

Feb-24-13 1:46 PM

bulldog10..oh glad to see then you support the new gun law in NY..and support a similar one on a national level...after all it is what the majority of people want.

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FredoniaFred

Feb-24-13 1:28 PM

If legislators truely represented the wishes of the people in their districts, the vote to sell would be 19-6. The three south county legislators are playing politics in an effort to keep everyone happy.

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Captain

Feb-24-13 11:52 AM

GeorgeB67 can explain all he wants on why HE feels selling the home is, in HIS opinion, the right thing to do. However, in MY opinion, he has lost all credibility after going on record as being in favor of rescinding the law that requires a super majority to sell off public assets. This is clearly an unethical maneuver to circumvent a law that was intended to protect the public against the very thing that HE (and others) are trying to do.

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MachineHead

Feb-24-13 10:59 AM

GeorgeB67....Avi Rothner has been working for his old man since he was 16 years old and still does....He holds interests and shares in many of his daddies and relatives facilities....Even though Avi does not own them,he is involved in them and making money from them....The Rothner name has the reputation of being pisss poor business people!.....

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caregiver

Feb-24-13 10:58 AM

Georgeb67 if you're going to state what's in the CGR Report then how about also mentioning that CGR strongly stated that there were many questions still unanswered by Altitude and that the Legislators and county exec needed to visit these homes for themselves and speak to people that were not recommended by Rothner. Even CGR was questioning Altitudes ability to care for our elderly. Was that a scare tactic by CGR as well? And seeing as how you agree with selling the Home then was Edward's stand on the Home in 2009, where he considered it a threat to our seniors if the Home was sold a scare tactic too? a way to get votes perhaps? The scare tactic phrase that keeps getting thrown around by the legislators is laughable when you look at where the gov'ts stand was in 2009.

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