Well, I was right.
The other day I posted about a Massapequa Post article on the republican election-year gimmick of the moment, a reassessment freeze. In the article, Legislator Dave Mejias' opponent Joseph Belesi claimed that "There are 751 houses for sale in my district."
I suggested he was pulling that number out of his ass.
Just like Schmitt does. (and there are more incidents of Schmitt lying)
The number "751" is very specific so it sounds like it's true. Lo and behold, on the Nassau GOP website there is a press release that quotes Belesi saying "There are over 800 houses for sale in my district alone because so many people have just given up trying to afford Nassau’s outrageously high taxes."
Now let's use Belesi's numbers against him.... in the July Nassau GOP Lie Release.... er.. Press Release, Belesi says "over 800." Now in a mid-august Massapequa Post article he says "751." Looks like the number of sales is decreasing according to Belesi.
And of course a whole other lie is that those "800" houses are for sale because of reassessment. That is a completely false premise and Belesi should be ashamed of himself.
Give it some time and as we get closer to election day, that number will be swinging wildly into the 900's or 1000's.
Pick up a bumper sticker and let other voters know