The residents of New York City should lose their franchise, i.e., no resident of New York City should have the right to vote in a Federal election and New York lose the electoral college votes associated with the City of New York.
Because those people are too stupid, wasteful, and corrupt to be trusted to vote in for Federal offices.
From the New York Post:
They’re bagging big bucks in Staten Island – and some deer, too.
The wildlife ecologist running Mayor de Blasio’s deer-vasectomy project raked in more than $603,000 in the first two years of the budget-busting program.
They are performing vasectomies on Deer to control the population? How is that supposed to work exactly? It’s not like deer are monogamous. And what is the point of sending out a fixed male? It will still consume resources until it dies of natural causes. And why a vasectomy over gelding, which farmers have been doing since time immemorial?
Dr. Anthony DeNicola, founder of the nonprofit White Buffalo Inc., was paid up to $2,500 a day for 250 days of project management and field sterilization work during the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons, according to city budget documents reviewed by The Post.
DeNicola’s wife Vickie was a staff member during the project’s first season, shooting bucks with tranquilizer guns and wrangling the dazed animals, the Staten Island Advance reported. That role paid $1,600 a day for 150 days of work – a total of $240,000 for a job that typically pays just $29,968 a year, according to Ziprecruiter.com.
I’m beginning to suspect that Dr. Anthony DeNicola is buddy-buddy with de Blasio.
The company flew in veterinarian Dr. Steve Timm from Wisconsin for a 15-day stint in 2016 to train other vets to do the vasectomy procedure at a cost of $26,250, paying him $1,750 a day. That’s about four times the going rate for a wildlife veterinarian, according to Glassdoor.com.
Since then, the project’s vets have been earning between $1,050 and $1,700 daily.
My corrupt-o-meter is pegging the top.
So far the city has given 1,456 randy bucks the snip at a cost of $2,652.95 per animal under the terms of White Buffalo’s no-bid emergency contract.
My corrupt-o-meter just overloaded.
A second round of budget increases in July brought the total cost of the three-year program to $4.1 million, up from its original budget of $3.3 million — because the contractor found more deer roaming the borough than he’d expected.
Of course he did.
DeNicola estimated the herd size at 1,884 last spring, which the Parks Department touted as an 8 percent drop from the previous year.
De Blasio’s scheme to curb deer on Staten Island is way over budget
“We expect the population will continue to decrease once we complete our third year and reach our ultimate goal of sterilizing 98 percent of bucks,” said department spokeswoman Meghan Lalor.
But naturalist Kip Adams of Quality Deer Management Association cast doubt on that number.
“If there are 1,400 males there to be sterilized, there are definitely more than 1,800 deer altogether,” Adams said. “You’ll always have at least as many females as males, and most likely more.” And Staten Islanders insist they’re spotting more deer than ever.
Have they considered that the plan isn’t working?
Oh wait, this is New York City on a no-bid contract. Of course it’s not working, it’s not supposed to work. That way they will continue to get a bigger budget and more money to do this forever.
The city’s project is the first-ever attempt to rein in growing herds of white-tailed deer by sterilizing only males. Details of its costs were first reported by the Advance.
Out-of-control deer populations cause deadly traffic accidents, spread tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease, and eat forest ecosystems down to the ground.
This year, deer caused 69 car crashes in Staten Island through Nov. 3, according to the NYPD. That’s on track to match the 99 deer-involved collisions in 2017 — and a steep increase from the 31 accidents blamed on deer in 2015.
Is this more or less bad than de Blasio’s needle drop box program which turned NYC parks into heroin shooting galleries?
Meanwhile, other states have begun to outlaw deer sterilization entirely, condemning the procedure as inhumane.
Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan signed a bill Dec. 19 to outlaw a White Buffalo doe-sterilization project in Ann Arbor.
Because Snyder realized it’s a bullshit scam that doesn’t work?
“It’s a cruel way to deal with animals because of the stress of the tranquilization process,” bill sponsor Rep. Triston Cole told the Detroit Free Press.
Because the stress of being tranquilized and given a vasectomy is more than being hit with a 1 oz rifled slug? That’s some touchy-feely bullshit to sell the bill to the people in the Blue areas of Michigan.
Cole and Snyder are both Republicans from Michigan, they know the way to deal with deer populations is hunting. You don’t pay some schmuck to tie the buck’s tubes at a cost of 5 to 10 times what a vet charges to spay a dog. You sell a few more buck and doe tags.
This situation in NYC is no different than what Miguel pointed out with the issuance of gun permits in the city earlier this year. When the goverment restricts something tightly, it becomes a breeding ground for corruption.
Getting a gun permit requires the police to approve it on a case by case basis, so bribery becomes the norm for anyone to get a permit.
NYC is one of two blacked out areas where any hunting of any kind is totally banned. The other is the area around Buffalo.
Because no hunting is allowed, the restriction breeds corruption for services to thin out the nuisance deer population.
Of course, there will never be hunting in New York City. You couldn’t ever impose enough safety restrictions to get the Democrats to sign off on it. So the deer issue will always be corrupt, no matter how they decide to handle it.
I understand that, I know it will never change, it is part of the culture of New York City.
I just don’t want that culture spreading to the rest of the US so they should lose their franchise.