Sheldon Silver convicted all counts. Everything healthcare related costs more in NYS because of 1 man.... Sheldon.

  • musclmed

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    Dec 02, 2015 4:31 PM GMT
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/01/nyregion/sheldon-silver-guilty-corruption-trial.html?_r=0

    Sheldon Silver blocked tort reform in NYstate for decades why? Because he was a sweet with the malpractice lawyers all who set up on Croton on the Hudson.

    During a NYS medical society meeting when a OB physician explained her practice could not make money with her current malpractice premium. Sheldon said. "While I am in the Assembly there will be no tort reform, none". You need to see some more patients Doctor".
    The only archetypal analogy was the Emperor from Star wars.

    I guess he is some of the reason why i left NYstate. But for family that remains healthcare is more expensive in NYstate because of Sheldon. He blocked bills at every turn even though the population supports it.

    He took over 4 million in kickbacks . He also was complicit in other politician's scandals.

  • JackNNJ

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    Dec 03, 2015 11:32 PM GMT
    Shelly's name has been proverbial for corruption since I was a kid. The only (almost) shocker here is how long it took to nail his corrupt ass.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 03, 2015 11:56 PM GMT
    He is only one of several corrupt politicians in Albany. This state is not only overtaxed but it has to be among the most corrupt states in the US. I keep asking myself why I moved back to this still economically distressed state from Texas in 2001. Believe me on this one, I have been harboring second thoughts about moving back here and now stuck in some dead end, low wage office clerk job for the past 14 years. When my lease expires in May 2016, I might throw caution to the wind and just pick up and go.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 04, 2015 12:28 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidUnfortunately (for the people dumb enough to live up there), there are hundreds of other Democrats currently holding public office in NY State that are ready to take up his mantle of corruption.
    Actually the political corruption in New York is a bipartisan thing. Both democrats and republicans are equally corrupt. It's disgusting.icon_mad.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 04, 2015 2:19 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    roadbikeRob said
    southbeach1500 saidUnfortunately (for the people dumb enough to live up there), there are hundreds of other Democrats currently holding public office in NY State that are ready to take up his mantle of corruption.
    Actually the political corruption in New York is a bipartisan thing. Both democrats and republicans are equally corrupt. It's disgusting.icon_mad.gif


    Not equally corrupt at all. Show me an equivalent to Shelly Silver's corruption on the Republican side.
    You are wrong on that one. Republicans have not been caught as many times as the democrats but that doesn't change the true fact that both major parties are equally corrupt. In Albany, all the politicians are bought and sold to the highest bidder.