Karen Tararache, YNN Hudson Valley, 10/15/2013
Just like that, David Blankenhorn re-enacted a historic moment. The scene was a little different 70 years ago when former NYC Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia smashed 50 slot machines, but the message, Blankenhorn insists, is still the same."We have no business cheating people to raise money for the state and we have no business taking money from the people who have less in order to pay taxes to protect the people who have more, so it's a transfer to the have nots to the have mores," Blankenhorn said. According to a recent report published by the Common Cause, in the past two years, nearly $3.3 million has been shelled out to politicians and committees supporting the casino referendum.