Race For County Executive: The FOX against the Light of DAY

Don't let the FOX move in. It's a question of survival.


Rockland County is $100 Million in debt and we recently had a 30% tax increase and a 4% surcharge added to our electric bill. Guess who is running for County Executive?

Ilan Schoenberger, Chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, the very person who year after year was responsible for advancing flawed budgets from the County Executive, Scott Vanderhoef. These budgets continually overstated revenues to the chagrin of the Legislatures own Auditor whose warnings and recommendations were repeatedly ignored by Schoenberger.

To give you an indication of the Schoenberger Chutzpa, the budget included millions in revenue from red light cameras, which everyone knew we're not permitted by NYS because we did not have one million residents. Now Schoenberger wants to be County Executive? In other words, the FOX who was watching the house, now wants to move in.

There is some good news to report. Ed Day will be running against Schoenberger. Day was the strongest voice against these budgets since 2008 when the deficit was just $10 Million. It is now ten times that number. If Ed Days warnings were heeded, we would not be in this fiscal mess with the lowest bond rating of any County in NYS.

Make no mistake, Rockland County is bankrupt and the possibility looms for an even lower bond rating. Outside supervision of our financial affairs is inevitable. Putting Schoenberger, the man responsible for overseeing and time and time again advancing the very budgets that were responsible for our dire financial straights would be a travesty.

Don't let the FOX who was supposed to watch the house move into the house. It's the FOX against the light of Day. I am voting for Ed Day. It is a question of survival.

Jack Moolick of Nanuet

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Don November 16, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Here's something that was posted on preserveramapo.com. He won all four districts of NEW SQUARE but lost the remaining 10. ELECTION RESULTS FOR ILAN SCHOENBERGER Take a look at the election results for Ilan Schoenberger and you may (or may not) be surprised. After 30 years in government and over 15 years in the Legislature…. With the advantage of the Democratic, Conservative, Independence and Working Families lines…. With one lonely opponent- Mike Parietti- on the Preserve Ramapo line, Row G who had no election signs and accepted no campaign contributions of any kind, Here are the results: Ilan won the 4 election districts of New Square 2,195 to 4. Ilan lost the remaining 10 election districts by a 2 to 1 margin- 1044 to 535. Ilan lost even his own home election district- where he has lived for 30 years- by a margin of 114 to 66. It says something when your own neighbors don’t vote for you! This conclusively demonstrates that, without the blessing of New Square’s leadership and their election day edict to vote for Ilan, the “Boss” of the Legislature would have been forced into retirement.
Jack Moolick November 16, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Don, I agree with you 100%. Turnout will be the key. I hope people will evaluate the candidates, not on the basis of political party but on the work they have done for taxpayers. If they do that and they turn out to vote, Day will be the next CE. If not, all bets are off for Rockland County as we know it.
Clarkstown life November 17, 2012 at 12:56 AM
How do you find time to maintain 'Watchdog', the former 'jacksprat' AND this profile?


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