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Ready to lead

Horrigan outlines goals as new county executive

January 5, 2014

By KATIE ATKINS OBSERVER Mayville Bureau Vince Horrigan will undoubtedly have a busy schedule now that he has been sworn in as Chautauqua County Executive. Since he was elected on Nov....

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rumblefish

Jan-06-14 1:34 PM

as for leadership, does anyone believe that Dolce will be more than a "one" term mayor, if you do maybe you need to implore your state reps. to make "pot sale" legal

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rumblefish

Jan-06-14 1:25 PM

after reading some of these off the wall comments, we now fully understand why more states are moving forward with "pot legalization"

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Christopher

Jan-06-14 6:36 AM

Joey, sweetie, you failed to comment on Iran/Contra, where Ronnie had the CIA involved with cocaine distribution among other things to support an illegal operation in South America. As for the ATC, I don't believe I mentioned them at all. I DID mention the invention or subscribing to the Trickle Down Theory of economics, a total failure and the ruination of the middle class.

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Jack366

Jan-06-14 12:39 AM

Well lets see if the county can endure four more years of the same as the last administration cause thats what they got by electing this guy.

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Captain

Jan-05-14 8:00 PM

"It was Reagan who broke that cycle with a serious crack down on unions."

From 1947 thru 1952, Ronald Reagan was the president of the SAG (screen actors guild). This is an American labor union, and after he got into politics, he decided to change his beliefs.

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CadeFoster

Jan-05-14 7:41 PM

Closest.... At the White House, President Clinton announced that the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of the Treasury have released figures showing the largest budget surplus and the largest pay-down of debt in history The President urged Congress to keep our nation on course by passing his budget plan that protects Social Security, pays down the debt, and meets the nation's priorities in the areas of education, health care, crime, and the environment.

Oct 28,1999

He came the closest to debt free in recent history. If country contined with his plan we would have been debt free in 2015. Well, till all these wars came to be.

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Captain

Jan-05-14 6:54 PM

Funny how it's always the other party's fault, never the party the critics belong to. If voters started blaming members of their own party once in a while, incumbents may stop taking party support for granted and actually try to earn it.

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PhilJulian

Jan-05-14 6:50 PM

Let me remind the readers that prior to the Reagan era the "misery index" was as high as 20 percent. The index is a total of inflation and unemployment data. It was Reagan who broke that cycle with a serious crack down on unions. Clinton followed with trade agreements that killed American manufacturing jobs along with our middle class. The misery index had to be dealt with.

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Chuck392

Jan-05-14 6:23 PM

"And Bill Clinton had this nation almost debt free."

Wrong! Bill Clinton pushed hard and got lenders to give out home mortgages to people whom couldn't begin to pay them back. The public's huge debt, thanks to Clinton, was a leading cause of the great recession we've not been able to climb out of yet.

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killers

Jan-05-14 5:40 PM

Judeye, of course it was we (the Republican Party), by the policies that the Democratic party pushes are anti business. You have to be very naive or uninformed if you think any different.

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joew

Jan-05-14 4:49 PM

Still bitter about the ATC's firings Paul? Sorry but the strike was illegal! Seems as if you didn't read exactly what Phil said about the deficits based on your reply. Typical reply from a big union guy who's comrades have and are screwing up this country. Thank goodness for the Scott Walkers of this world!

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Captain

Jan-05-14 4:41 PM

Selling the county home, which I'm against, is all this CCLeg will falsely boast about for years. The same proponents, however, also admit no savings are expected, therefore, the agenda must be to sell public assets, eliminate services, worsen unemployment rates, welcome lower wages, and sacrifice patient care. We are promised all of this with NO savings for taxpayers.

I'd love to give Horrigan a chance, but I can only foresee disappointment.

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snottynosepunk

Jan-05-14 4:23 PM

EVEN FASTER AND DEEPER INTO THE TOILET THAN EDWARDS DID

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Christopher

Jan-05-14 3:43 PM

"DCRONIG - juat a reminder - the Reagan era were pretty good years. He reduced taxes by 25% thinking congress would respond with spending cuts. Congress refused to do that and the result was deficits." Are you nuts, hil!? The Reagan era ended with HUGE deficits, and the beginning of the end for the United Staes Industrial might, and the beginning of the TOTAL failure of "trickle down" economics. Ronald Reagan was senile for at least part of his second term, sleeping through meetings, and anyone wanting to talk to him needing to go through his dragon lady wife. His "kitchen cabinet" ran EVERYTHING. Then of course we had Iran Contra, and he should have been impeached for that one, if not jailed. Ronald Reagan may have been the Anti-Christ.

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CadeFoster

Jan-05-14 2:21 PM

And Bill Clinton had this nation almost debt free.

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PhilJulian

Jan-05-14 2:09 PM

DCRONIG - juat a reminder - the Reagan era were pretty good years. He reduced taxes by 25% thinking congress would respond with spending cuts. Congress refused to do that and the result was deficits. If my guess is right, Mr. Horrigan understands the need for spending reductions.

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concerned

Jan-05-14 1:33 PM

For once I have to agree with commentor. Until the tax and spend mentality ends (and this means all parties)there is no hope for growth.

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commentor

Jan-05-14 10:32 AM

You keep your eye on him Judblindeye because I'm sure he lives in fear of that everyday. He's just a big bag of wind. Nothing but decline will happen in Chautauqua County. Nothing big except poverty is coming this way. The young will graduate college and leave and the old will get older. The politicians will continue to spend us into bankruptcy!!!!

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Dcronlg

Jan-05-14 9:51 AM

Ready to lead to...nowhere fast. This county will still bleed younger population, increase older folks and the net number of jobs will be lower.

The GOP/RW/TPers have zero answers as well -- except blame everyone's problems on the 47% -- which includes themselves.

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Dcronlg

Jan-05-14 9:35 AM

Phil -- the 30+ yr experiment of reaganomics, supply-side trickle-down whatever, hasn't worked either.

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PhilJulian

Jan-05-14 9:32 AM

should be Mr. Horrigan and bold, decisive leadership.

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wiseup

Jan-05-14 9:04 AM

Sell the Home and Judeye-American love it or leave it. We THE People-remember?

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PhilJulian

Jan-05-14 8:49 AM

Mr. Horrid an is on the right course. We look forward to bold bad decisive leadership. The status quo is not an option. Reduce the size and cost of government and private sector investment along with growth and prosperity will follow. Sorry Judeye but your liberal mentality just doesn't work.

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judeye

Jan-05-14 7:50 AM

"We (the Republican Party) see opportunity for private investment,"

This comment bothers me. Not only because I strongly oppose the selling of the CC, but because of the use of the word "WE"..meaning the Republican Party.

I hope this in not a reflection of how he plans to lead our County, thinking that he is only there to serve one segment of our population. We have people of all political persuasions living right here in our County. Not only members of both of the leading political parties, but others who are members of other parties such as Green Party.

WE when stated in his position as County Executive..should and MUST mean ALL OF US.

Will also watch closely on what regulations he might think are not needed. While I agree that some could be eliminated, others that protect our land, air and waters must not.

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