"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have"
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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Gov. Paterson’s $200 toaster

Gov. Paterson doled out a hefty $61,951 in taxpayer money for furniture, wine glasses, bathroom redecorating and a $199, four-slice toaster at Albany’s rarely-used Executive mansion—one of his three residences—at the same time he’s urging spending restraint, pay cuts and a whopping $6 billion in new and higher taxes to battle budget deficits.

Paterson’s shopping list included the 30 dozen new wine glasses, a $2800 high-back chair, $832 for bathroom accessories, and a $7,000 refurbished antique mahogany table.

The expenses are on top of the $30,000 he authorized for an antique Persian rug, pay raises for top staff, and a pricey hotel bill that he stuck to taxpayers for attending President Obama’s inauguration.

Read the entire story at: Daily News


Anonymous said...

$50 a slice? What's so bad about that? -- J. Peirrepont Taxpayer III

Anonymous said...

you might say the gov is toast

Anonymous said...

The problem with the Gov being toast is that makes it all the more likely that we're going to be toast. We needed him to do the job. Now he's lost his credibility.

Special interests are pleased.

Anonymous said...

"Special interests are pleaased."

Especially the Toastmasters!

Anonymous said...

Gosh! My toaster is an 8 slicer and it cost $39. How many dough boys fit in a $199 toaster? Maybe the entire majority senate.

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