"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have"
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Friday, November 14, 2008

Budget Cut Overview

This is the Governor's plan that no one will pass or even come close to touching.

Malcolm Smith, Sheldon Silver, et al, will wait for the Republicans to tell them the stove is too hot before they reach out. The taxpayers will have to wait to see what the Democratic controlled state government will do to deal with a $14 billion dollar deficit, instead of the $12.5 deficit that was projected.

Guaranteed tax and fee increases!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm watching with interest as the Watertown Times writes complete falsehoods about pending spending cuts. They allow the school leaders to talk about the pain as if the decisions are made already. None have been. But it makes reporter's work easy. Just call a school administrator and ask how painful it would be if this or that might happen. Complete bs.

WWNY is doing the same thing. They must attend the same parties. Hey, you haveta get along.

Anonymous said...

We knew long ago tax increases were the only solution. There would never be spending cuts. It was part of the decision we made on Election Day, but neither party will do anything about spending.

It really isn't an issue any more.

Dan Francis said...

You should know by now that when a Pol talks about "cutting taxes to get into office or remain in office," they don't mean it - not when "spending" aids them to stay in power ... and one side will always blame the other side for raising taxes.

But, they mostly skip over the spending and waste part - since it keeps them in office.

~ scurry on

Anonymous said...

Dan lands a left hook to the jaw.

Anonymous said...

"The taxpayers will have to wait to see what the Democratic controlled state government will do to deal with a $14 billion dollar deficit, instead of the $12.5 deficit that was projected..." and that the Republicans created. What, Mr. Qualified, do you suggest? By all means, I'm sure everyone, Democrats included, would LOVE to hear a good way to rid our state of the F-ups created by our government. Ways that don't include cutting aid to schools (which, as a teacher, I can tell you won't be painful. It will be excruciating.)

Anonymous said...

No teach. Please strive for an independent thought. The spending binge that brought out state to this point was the responsiblity of both parties. It is dishonest to put more blame or credit on one than the other.

As far as cuts beging painful, or as you say excruciating for eduacation types. I'd invite you to look the fact that we are now going on two generations of young poeple who have had no future here in their home state. The reason for this is spending in two areas, education and health/social services. Your raises have been averaging double those received in the private sector. You health benefits are as good or better than those received in the private sector, and you job security is as good or better than any area of the private sector. Not bad for a part time job. Are you so greedy and self centered that you have no room to consider compromise. Your state, and the children of this state, need you to step back from your selfishness, at least temporarily. Is that possible?

Anonymous said...

Are you there, Teach?

Amazing. His first question is how can we fix this without touching ME?

You gotta hand it to 'em. They have been living inside themselves for a long time.

Anonymous said...

Still waiting, you selfish piece of union protected bs.

Any chance of you people giving up ANYTHING?

Anonymous said...

Wow...sounds like someone is a little anti-teacher. I would LOVE for you to spend a week doing what I do. I'm not here to argue my worth. I don't feel that I need to. I'm not afraid of losing a raise next year (although most people with as much education as I have make significantly more than I do. As for being "part time", I work over the summer as well). Perhaps you have heard of a little piece of legislation called 'No Child Left Behind?' Cuts could take away funding that provides students with extra help (I won't even get into the fact that children spend more time with us as teachers than with their own parents and we feed many students 2 out of 3 meals a day) so that we can pull our students up to meet the obscene goals set by people who, in most cases have never been in the classroom. Don't start attacking me without knowing what the hell is going on.

Anonymous said...

No Sir, you were the one who started attacking me, not the other way around. The other point you made was your selfish nature, expressing a sarcastic willingness to address these budget issues as long as it did not affect YOU. That Sir, is the very definition of a low life, certainly not the "professional" you portray yourself to be. If you are a typical example of a teacher, then I gladly accept the label of an anti. I doubt that I am, though. I would imagine your personal greed and insensitivity stands about that of your co-workers. At least I hope it does.

We need to face this problem together. All of us, whether we have a silver spoon in our mouths or not, need to understand that spending cannot continue as it has, or those children you pretend to care about so much are doomed.I would urge you to rethink your position of grandeur. Many people, police, fire, health workers, have been forced to do more with less. Don't feel you are the only one, Mr Educator, Sir.

Anonymous said...

No Sir, you were the one who started attacking me, not the other way around. The other point you made was your selfish nature, expressing a sarcastic willingness to address these budget issues as long as it did not affect YOU. That Sir, is the very definition of a low life, certainly not the "professional" you portray yourself to be. If you are a typical example of a teacher, then I gladly accept the label of an anti. I doubt that I am, though. I would imagine your personal greed and insensitivity stands about that of your co-workers. At least I hope it does.

We need to face this problem together. All of us, whether we have a silver spoon in our mouths or not, need to understand that spending cannot continue as it has, or those children you pretend to care about so much are doomed.I would urge you to rethink your position of grandeur. Many people, police, fire, health workers, have been forced to do more with less. Don't feel you are the only one, Mr Educator, Sir.

Anonymous said...

This conversation is over. And FYI Douche Bag, I'm a woman. You know what happens when you ASSume things don't you?

Anonymous said...

Well, if you are a woman, then you an a far better expert on Douche bags than I. And thank you for telling me our conversation is over. It helps to know where one stands. We just got off on the wrong foot. I find it an amazing case of selfcenteredness when someone who has benefitted from NY's largess makes a statement that they will help the situation, as long is "does not effect ME". That's what you did. When I called you on it. You took your toys and went crawled home. Why am I not surprised our little converstation is over? Very disappointing, on many levels.

We have to attack these economic problems on all levels. Teachers cannot view themselves as immune from these efforts.

Anonymous said...

Well, if you are a woman, then you are a far better expert on Douche bags than I. I humbley defer. And thank you for telling me our conversation is over. It helps to know where one stands. We just got off on the wrong foot. I find it an amazing case of selfcenteredness when someone who has benefitted from NY's largess makes a statement that they will help the situation, as long is "does not effect ME". That's what you did. When I called you on it. You took your toys and went crawled home. Why am I not surprised our little converstation is over? Very disappointing, on many levels.

We have to attack these economic problems on all levels. Teachers cannot view themselves as immune from these efforts.

Anonymous said...

YOu're not getting it. It's not the teachers that will suffer. I'm not worried about the what the cuts will do to me. It's the students! God only knows which programs will be cut! They could cut universal Pre-K, summer school, SACC, AIS services, sports programs....anywhere! None of these programs affect me! But some kids benefit TREMENDOUSLY from them. I realize that cuts need to be made everywhere. I realize that it will be painful for everyone. But I commented on education because I know the effects the cuts will have on students. I know because I see it every day! My job is secure. I'm lucky enough not to be concerned about losing it. But I teach becasue I love the kids. And I will see first hand how they will be losing out. Can you back off now?

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