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Cuomo's Naked Ambition

New York's not "Open for Business," as the hype claims, but Gov. Cuomo is giving the people the business.

Who will be the first to say the king has no clothes?  If you read or listen to the common wisdom, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is the best thing to come along since sliced bread.  On-time budgets.  Gay marriage. Trying to de-criminalize pot.  The "students’ lobbyist."  No new taxes. Property tax caps. The list goes on and on.  Like past Governor George Pataki's first two years, our head of state is swinging hard left, but will try to get more four-year terms on the back of the first two years.

We are led to believe our government is getting smaller. Where? How? The budget still is $132 billion.  Taxes were raised on high-income earners during the 2011 Christmas holiday.  The two most powerful special interests, schools and health care, got more money. 

The "Triborough Amendment" still stands. It allows public sector unions all benefits of expired contracts, including built-in raises, while stonewalling talks to negotiate new contracts. Not one unfunded mandate has bit the dust. 

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Ruthmarie Hicks July 14, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Ross, When you've gone out and have successfully begun a startup - from scratch - then you can come back and play with the grown ups.
Pat July 14, 2012 at 09:55 PM
I wish people would have held obama to that same standard before they voted for him in 2008.
Ross Revira July 14, 2012 at 10:41 PM
"To the Wealthy - If you make more than $500k a year - you are rich. I'm sick of your whining and your claims of being "job creators". You aren't interested in creating jobs in the US because you don't WANT to pay decent salaries. So stop lying about it to get more tax breaks. Either produce the jobs you keep dangling or be prepared to pay your fair share of taxes. This is the most SELFISH group of all". said Ruthmarie Hicks I hope your clients know what you really think of them. Maybe your calling is rentals for Section 8 housing? You should try it so you could help people that need assistance instead of profiting off the evil wealthy.
Pat July 14, 2012 at 11:19 PM
"D'oh!"
Walt July 14, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Welcome to reality Hon. This is the new normal.

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