"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have"
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

This Says It All

- John Riley - Spin Cycle Blog

"Sheldon Silver already supports taxing the "rich" (who may be defined as people making $150K). With Senate Republicans non-players if the Dems can get their act together, and Paterson going wobbly before negotiations even start, it seems pretty clear that New York will revert to form:

It's a state run by politicians that don't want to cross big unions, who know how to manipulate public opinion and identify their sinecures with the public interest. So, it's always easier to raise taxes, ignore effects on the economy, make taxpayers who are already paying the most in the nation pay even more for their mediocre schools and mediocre health care system, and pretend that the protecters of the status quo are "progressives" defending "working families."


Anonymous said...

It would appear that the Gov is just like all the other Govs we've had for the last generation. Taxes are the only thing he knows. I didn't want to believe it. I wanted to give him a chance, still do. But this is not looking good. He's caving, and it ain't even Christ...er, the Holidays.

We're screwed.
The "children" are screwed.

Happy teachers union.

Anonymous said...

I am still willing to give him a chance .....for awhile. He's not getting much help from the legislature. They won't consider spending cuts. No cooperation. He's having to do it all.

Anonymous said...

I hope you're right, 9:24, I truly hope you are right.

Not to be sarcastic, but how long is "awhile" to you?

I guess it doesn't matter. We're a one party state. So if/when the ship sinks, it will be a beautiful blue ship.

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