Chairman Kassar’s weekly wrap up discusses the Party’s ratings, Hyper Inflation and VP Harris’s popularity.

Legislative Ratings

Keeping with its tradition, the Conservative Party tracked legislation throughout the session, issued support and opposition memos, and determined, at an executive committee meeting, which key issues would be used. The Bills considered comprise a variety of issues including, but not limited to economics, health, safety, and pro-life issues that affect the lives of all New Yorkers.

We believe that it is necessary to keep the public informed of key votes and let the taxpayers be aware of how elected officials spend our hard-earned money. Every Bill is considered, and then we narrow the number to give voters a fair assessment of what transpires in Albany. A review of the Bills used this year will show New Yorkers how out of touch the Democratic leaders of legislature are with the average citizen; many are costly, sometimes unwarranted, and a few will show how they try to help New Yorkers.

The overall Senate ratings have consistently dropped since the Democrats took total control. In 2018 the average was 55%, in 2019 the average was 40%, in the COVID-19 shortened session of 2020 the Senate rated a meager 35%; this year the overall Senate rating was 36%. In 2018 the Democratic Senate average was 41%, in 2019 the democratic average plummeted to 14%; it slightly improved to 17% in 2020, however, this year Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins’ democrats averaged a mere 9.4%. Republican Senators, led by Senator Rob Ortt brought their average to 93% from last years’ 71%. Conservative endorsed legislators in the Senate raised their average to 90% an increase of 21% from the 2020 average.

The Assembly’s overall rating remains at 36% same as 2020 and 2019, down 6% from their 2018 rating of 42%. The Democrats in the Assembly average dropped 4.4% this year under the leadership of Speaker Heastie, from 19% to 14.6%. It was 17% in 2019, which was down significantly from their 28% rating in 2018. The 43 Republican Assembly members, under the leadership of Assemblyman Will Barclay, averaged, 89.5% up from 79% in 2020. Conservative Party endorsed Assembly Members also increased their average to 88% up by 9% from 2020.

As noted, the Conservative Republican alliance has the best interest of all New Yorkers when it comes to taxes, crime and every day “kitchen table issues.”

We encourage voters to review the ratings, and contact their legislators to let them know they are doing a good job or in the cases where the average is low, to let them know that you will vote accordingly. New York needs to reestablish a friendly place for entrepreneurs to open businesses and most importantly to create new jobs for those who have been forced out of work due to COVID-19. The current trends adopting progressive ideology – as noted by the numbers — only increases an exodus; families want a safe place to live, and a resurgence of business opportunities that made New York the beacon of hope and prosperity.

Hyper Inflation

Federal economic policies are the real turkey on your table this thanksgiving. From the cost of food, to the price of gas, and most everything else in between one thing is clear; this will be the most expensive holiday season ever.

The USDA is projecting that food-at-home costs will be up between 2.5% and 3.5% for the entire 2021 year. In comparison, the average price of Thanksgiving dinner declined in 2020 by 4% from 2019 prices to $46.90, or about $5 per person according to the Farm Bureau. The Biden administration policies, coupled with supply chain issues, have led to more than a 6% increase this thanksgiving.

With no end in sight to the supply chain issues nationwide, the price increase of everyday consumer goods shows no sign of slowing down. There is no telling where the Biden administration will take us next, but I know I can’t wait to get off this ride.

Beyond Unpopular

 Once considered to be the successor to suspected one-term president Joe Biden, VP Kamala Harris finds herself underwater in historic proportions.

Less than 3 out of every 10 Americans have a favorable opinion of the Vice President all but ensuring Kamala Harris never ends up as the Democratic nominee for President of the United States.

Harris has yet to do a single solo press conference as the White House knows putting her in front of the camera can only mean more trouble and negative approval ratings for an administration in dire need of a break.

In terms of electability, Kamala Harris has none. Her overall attitude towards the truth, inability to connect with voters and insatiable appetite for treating voters as if we are dumb has more than run its course.

It would come as no surprise to me if the VP continued to see her approval ratings plummet into the low 20’s as the middle class continues to be squeezed out of existence by the Biden/Harris administration in less than ten months on the job.

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