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Letter: Thinking the Opposite

Tough times call for tough measures, or that’s what you would think. In Nassau County, they are thinking the opposite. Peter Schmitt and the Republican Majority of the Nassau County legislature voted for pay raises for themselves in one of the worst economies since the Great Depression. Our newest Legislator Joe Belesi supported the idea without question, having been in office for only a few days. His predecessor, Dave Mejias, fought against these raises his entire six years in office. It took Belesi less than a week to do the complete opposite. Joe Belesi and the Republican Majority have shown their true colors. You can lead them to the legislature but you can’t make them think.

Frank Misa