Tag Archives: County Executive

On Being Black (Part I)


Being disabled is a lot like being African-American in that both are about physical qualities that have nothing to do with the essence of being human.  In biblical terms, what we’re talking about here are the clay pots that contain the … Continue reading

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WOMEN VOTE!


Last night I heard a fact that astounded me:  most American voters are women.  I hadn’t given it any thought but vaguely figured that since most elected officials are men then men must be the majority of voters.  They are not.  … Continue reading

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Welfare Information: Gettin’ It


What you want to know is how many people are receiving services and how much it costs.  I know this is what you want to know because you are flooding my blog with searches.  In the past week, there have … Continue reading

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Welfare Information: Dooher Die


On March 30, we considered the subject of “Who’s On Welfare and What’s On Second?”  In search of information, I had called—well, I called a whole lot of people in county government and kept getting passed around.  Finally somebody in the … Continue reading

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Who’s On Welfare and What’s On Second?


Okay, here’s the deal.  You want to know who’s getting Medicaid and/or Welfare (which is no longer called Welfare).  I know that you want to know because you are searching the web to find out.  In the past week, 81 … Continue reading

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VESID, CPEP/CPAP, Medicaid & Malpractice: Answers to More Questions


VESID—a drug; I don’t like VESID; Complaints and VESID; is celiac covered under NYS VESID Act? VESID is neither a drug nor an act.  It is New York State’s Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities. (They couldn’t think … Continue reading

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Zachary Karmen, DSS Chief Welfare Attorney (Retired) (Part VII)


The government is supposed to do only what cannot be done by the people individually, e.g., fight foreign wars, maintain the Thruway, and support a nursing home for the indigent.  Otherwise, the government is supposed to leave the people alone.  It is … Continue reading

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Zachary Karmen, DSS Chief Welfare Attorney (Retired) (Part IV)


On December 22, 2009, Wayne Freeman and Russell Maxwell signed a Corporate Integrity Agreement with the NYS Office of the Medicaid Inspector General and were required to pay $80,000 back to the New York State taxpayers.  The CIA was a 27-page … Continue reading

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Zachary Karmen, DSS Chief Welfare Attorney (Retired) (Part III)


I am still being subjected to retaliation and retribution by the county, and I’m tired of it.  OMIG says they can’t do anything about it, so I start talking to legislators.  Sam Laguzza says he will have a hearing—or at least a … Continue reading

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Under Cover of Darkness: Onondaga County Government and the Syracuse Newspapers


            What happens to the citizens when the government and the newspapers are in collusion?  What happens to democracy?  Come to Central New York and find out.             In 1955 Stephen Rogers became the publisher of the Syracuse Newspapers—the Herald … Continue reading

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