Saturday, January 4, 2014

Ethan Geto defends corrupt real estate dealing by Melissa Mark-Viverito

It doesn't matter who becomes speaker, because lobbyists are always the winners.

Ethan Geto is another corrupt real estate lobbyist enabling Melissa Mark-Viverito's speakership. This is the same Ethan Geto, whose firm once represented Forest City Ratner. It's important to note that both camps fighting for the speakership are playing by the same broken "rules" of the corrupt political system. And nobody from the Left calls any of this out, because, according to situational ethics, you game the system when it's in your favor, and you denounce it when the other side does it. Am I saying that if Mayor Michael Bloomberg were still in office, would people be taking to streets over this ? Maybe, but to this bunch of "progressives," real reform is dependent on who's reaching for greater power. It doesn't matter if Ms. Mark-Viverito or if Councilmember Daniel Garodnick becomes speaker, because the real winners are the lobbyists, who will still get paid by developers. Let me repeat, it doesn't matter who becomes speaker, because whoever does become speaker will take the same coins it takes to pay off the speaker in campaign donations to ram through community crushing development.

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