Mike Bruton 
Member since Feb 9, 2014

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Re: “Feedback 11/9

In criticizing the project to realign Dewey and Driving Park, Rochester Man is concerned that money is being wasted, and drivers will benefit at the expense of pedestrians. He may be right. But perhaps there's a sharper point to be made.

Let's think about this logically. I can't believe any drivers have ever complained about making a couple extra turns in order to keep going straight on Dewey.

What you have here is poor people with no voice being exploited for the benefit of construction workers and the companies they work for. Those workers, I would imagine don't even live in the city and if they do, I know it's not going to be in that poor neighborhood. So the poor people who live there, whether they work a little , a lot, or not at all, are still contributing to the tax base. But that money they pay is being stolen from them and they might as well be buying magic beans. When this project is finished, the neighborhood will still be just as poor.

Poor suckers. That's what they'll be. Poor suckers.

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Posted by Mike Bruton on 07/19/2017 at 11:18 PM

Re: “Barack Obama’s $400K: dimming hope for change

Obama is now in the same boat with the 3 Clinton's: Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea. I guess you could say that Obama is now working as a spokesperson for Cantor Fitzgerald. He's being paid in advance. The bet is that he'll soon be doing a great deal of talking and writing with a great many people listening. $400,000 for one speech plus having this guy in your back pocket is a bargain for the super-rich. Shame on you Barack Obama for selling out to Wall Street.

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Posted by Mike Bruton on 05/15/2017 at 9:07 AM

Re: “For undocumented workers, a rock and a hard place

"California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Vermont, and Washington, as well as Washington, D.C,, issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants." --from a 2 second Google search.

Why doesn't NYS issue driver's licenses to undocumented workers/illegal immigrants?

To Rich Funke: You make $79,500 a year and a portion of that money comes from undocumented workers. Every time they buy anything they pay taxes. If they buy a car, it's taxed. Rent money goes to pay taxes. If they go to Walmart for a flat-screen and buy cable television and internet, it gets taxed. So, Mr. Funke, don't you forget that you work for them. It's too bad they can't vote, because they would vote you out of office. You don't want to help the people who pay your salary? Shame on you. Either help them out or work for free.

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Posted by Mike Bruton on 03/22/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Trump's Big Ball of Awful

There isn't going to be a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. His book should have been titled, " Art of the Con". When Trump said, " We're going to build a wall", he couldn't believe that people took it seriously. And then when he added, " and Mexico will pay for the wall.", people not only took it seriously, but they loved hearing it. Trump says what people love to hear. Con man Trump, Con man Trump, Con man Trump. People don't want to hear it.

Forget about the wall, and the military, Putin, Russia, immigrants, hate, and everything else. Trump needs to fix economic disparity. Anything else is subterfuge.

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Posted by Mike Bruton on 02/28/2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Politics, violence, and the city’s mayoral race

The media reported that in Cleveland in 2015, 101 of the 120 homicides involved guns. This sounds like the liberal anti-gun bias that it is. We should be provided with details of each individual incident. We all know, that unless you get too close to an MRI scanner, guns don't just jump up and fire off rounds by themselves. And what about the 19 homicides that didn't involve guns? More balanced reporting please. I'm sick of being told what to believe.

(Note: According to the RIT report, there were 78 homicides in Cleveland during 2015. Several articles I read stated that there were 120.)

I thought there was a big spike in homicides right after Lovely Warren was elected. I needed this article to prove me wrong. I'll admit to having imagined something that didn't pan out to be the reality and I don't think I'm the only one who had such thoughts.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mike Bruton on 02/21/2017 at 12:32 AM

Re: “Mark IV plans apartment complex for Karges Place in Swillburg

We shouldn't call $700 a month for a studio apartment affordable as long as there are people standing in front of McDonalds with "Fight For 15" signs. The truth is that if someone works 40 hours a week at $15/hour, then $700 would be about 1/3 of the take-home amount of the paycheck.

I've never been a fan of the fight for 15 movement, but something has to give. The numbers don't lie. You can't have it both ways, and so I'm beginning to believe that maybe these people should be out there protesting and the people who think this is affordable housing should be listening to them.

6 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Mike Bruton on 02/15/2017 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Ridesharing legislation clears Senate

My sister's family visited NYC this past Christmas with plans of using Uber, but they used taxi cabs instead. If Uber and taxi's can coexist in NYC, then why can't they in Rochester?

I'm very dissatisfied with our state politicians who say that they want ride-sharing and think that's good enough. To me it's completely unacceptable. Please just hurry up and do your jobs. I need to know one way or another. Give me a date when Uber is going to be here and if it's not happening, then that's information I need to know so I can move on.

My want to purchase a specific car with plans to use it to drive for Uber. I'm ready to buy the car today, and so I need to know today.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Mike Bruton on 02/14/2017 at 1:15 PM

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