- Bob Confer
CONFER: Your home is a bad investment
Common sentiment is that real estate — specifically the home — is one of the best investments that a family can make.
CONFER: Time to end the NFL’s blackout rule
Long ago, in a much simpler time, ticket sales accounted for the majority of revenues for professional football teams.
CONFER: Federal spending derailed by Amtrak
We’ve been inundated with news reports about the fiscal woes of the U.S. Postal Service. Why is it that we never hear anything about another federal enterprise facing ongoing losses -- Amtrak?
CONFER: Sifting through fracking propaganda
Hydrofracking ranks among the most contentious issues in New York.
CONFER: Unexpected sights in the wilds of Niagara
In recent years, local residents have had the chance to witness some interesting animals within our borders.
CONFER: Observations on the Social Security situation
In the days leading up to Christmas, the White House unleashed a huge social media marketing campaign to get people involved in the political discourse surrounding the extension of the payroll (Social Security) tax cut for another 2 months.
CONFER: The chains of inflation will bind us all
We have a federal government that has a spending problem and because of that it has a revenue problem, too.
CONFER: All for the love of the game
In my younger years I was, like any red-blooded American, an avid fan of professional sports.
CONFER: A tax cap with no teeth
Earlier this year, the tax cap was instituted by the state Legislature at the behest of Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a means to curtail the ongoing decline of New York state by limiting the growth of property taxes, which are already 79 percent higher than the national
CONFER: Wage Theft Act: More paperwork for NY businesses
Business owners and managers like to spend their time doing productive things that make them, their company, their co-workers and their clients better.
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