Wow! We’re Famous In The Syracuse.com Comments Section.Posted: February 25, 2014
I rarely read the comments section of any of the news articles posted on the Syracuse.com website–the online outlet for the Syracuse Post Standard newspaper. Recently a friend pointed me in the direction of one comment in particular on a story about US Rep. Dan Maffei and his new small business advisory committee:
The Urban Jobs Task Force, one of the most virulent community agitator groups in CNY that has come out in opposition to the Inner Harbor project unless the developer caves into its threats. The political platform of this organization is taken directly from the Working Families Party (WFP), which is to the far left of the Democrat party . . . The Syracuse Alliance for the New Economy believes in setting “living wages” well above state and federal mandates and has repeatedly threatened developers to enact “Community Benefit Agreements” stipulating an unreasonably high percentage of jobs go to poor residents from certain groups that reside in designated census tracts.