Victor Furman writes a letter to President Trump asking for help for New York against a corrupt Governor Cuomo to make New York great again.
Dear President Trump,
Upstate New York counties supported you, as you well know, in your bid and win for office of POTUS. Congratulations on your decisive victory with 304 electoral votes.
Mr. President, all across the country people heard your message on making America Great Again and it resonated deep into the hearts of millions of your supporters. Bringing jobs home, manufacturing back to the USA, reducing our deficit, strengthening our military and protecting our borders; you covered all the bases. Your emphasis on producing more oil and gas to ensure our energy security and independence from those nations threatening Americans at home and abroad, resonated with so many of us.
President Trump, here in New York we are governed by a corrupt governor, Andrew Cuomo, a man I am sure you know very well. Not unlike the individual your supporters kept out of the office you will occupy on January 20th, 2017 as our 45th president, he is a sanctimonious ideologue and corrupt politician for hire who does little or nothing to hide the fact. Quite possibly, he will challenge you in 2020. Therefore, you need to understand what Upstate New York knows about this man-child.
Mr. President, your stance on energy exploration and harvesting has renewed the hopes of hundreds of thousands of your supporters in Upstate New York. We are a region of people who have lost hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs, taxed out of the state and forced to migrate into others, or even out of the country. We are a region of people who stood by and watched our neighbors in Pennsylvania, Ohio and 28 other states practice the freedom of commerce derived from the gift of shale energy, lifting themselves from poverty, unemployment, and foreclosure simply because the earth provided.
President Trump, we, the people of Upstate New York, haven’t bought into the fear mongering, the Gasland/Hollywood lies, the phony “peer reviewed papers” and all the hype bought and paid for by those who wants us to fail so they can succeed. They’ve bribed our governor with political donations to kill our economic opportunities because they want our land as a gigantic park for themselves. We, who are sitting over the Marcellus, the Utica and other formidable shale plays, are appealing to you, sir. We implore you to use your office to intercede with Governor Cuomo, in ways only you can, to make our state great again by removing the barriers to Upstate New York natural gas development..
Mr. President, sir, at the very least we ask you to use the IRS force those wealthy foundations who have been masquerading as “charities” in their war against Upstate New York landowners and farmers be made to follow the rules and operate as the political organizations they really are or lose their tax-exemptions. We ask you have your Attorney General look into the office of Eric Schneiderman and Andrew Cuomo and review the evidence of conviction against the expelled leaders of the Senate and General Assembly, two of the “three men in a room” with Cuomo in running New York. We ask, in the name of justice and full disclosure, that you use your gifts of persuasion, to help us combat the one-sided, uninvestigated reporting that has, emboldened the Crook Cuomo in his theft of our rights as taxpayers by removing any fear he has of the political consequences.
All we want, as Upstate New Yorkers, is the right to steward and use the resources God has given us to feed our loved ones and better our lives. We are under siege by a sanctimonious ruling class of special interests Governor Cuomo is appeasing to further his personal agenda. We plead for your help in stopping him.
Aggrieved Upstate New Yorker