Pol sings praises of new bill, sort of
May 14, 2014 | 1349 views | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print
If you happen to be one of those people who actually likes to read the rest of the paper and doesn't just turn to the Pol Position page, devour it greedily, and then toss the rest of the paper into the recycling bin with yesterday's old pizza box and your bottles of Night Trains Express Wine Coolers (Come on, there's got to be some of you out there!), then you might have read a small news item about State Senator Daniel Squadron from Brooklyn.

Squadron has introduced a bill into the state legislature that would make it illegal to make a profit off reselling tickets to charity events. Squadron was concerned about the Sandy relief concert – the 12-12-12 concert – for which scalpers snatched up the tickets as fast as they could and then resold them for a big profit to people who just wanted to see a good show and support a good cause.

Instead, most of their hard-earned money went to unscrupulous ticket dealers.

So Squadron introduced his bill, and gave a small speech explaining it. You can read some of his comments in the article in the “news” part of the paper, but the stuffy editors at this rag took out all of the good parts. We feel we would be doing a disservice to you, our loyal readers, if we didn't share the whole epic quote with you. Here it is:

"Those who profit from charitable events when NYC is in need, yeah that’s a trifling friend indeed. Events like this are about artists donating their time for a good cause. Yet today, profiteers are able to co-opt charity events to line their own pockets. We don't need no education, we don't need no thought control to know that profiteering from charitable causes is wrong. Baby we were born to run away from letting charitable events be hijacked by profiteers.”

Hey, any of that sound familiar? Well played, senator!

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