When Sarah Palin came to town to sign her books a Socialist crazy had to drive in from Buffalo to throw tomatoes at her. He missed her but hit book displays and some volunteers. City people voted in a Black mayor and a gay city council member. We had a riot back in 70's and the schools were changed.
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Here is a quoted comment of what it is like from "Unschackle Upstate New York"
My husband and I have lived in Western NY and raised our family here. Recently, he lost his job within the IT department of a local college due to declining enrollment. Most of that declining enrollment is due to the enormous tax burden placed upon the citizens who have to seek out less expensive means of education for their children. Now we are literally "screwed" because although he has had several interviews he is not offered a job because he is an "older" worker. He has more to offer any company than a young graduate, but we can see that companies are cutting back and paying "green" workers less money to stay profitable. Sad state of affairs when you have an education and have put in your time in NYS and can't even get an offer for $15 p/h. Time to kick out the unions and make businesses more profitable by lowering taxes. Then everyone will have an equal chance at finding a good job.