"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have"
Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, February 26, 2009

NYS Senate By The Numbers

5 bills on the Senate agenda yesterday, including 2 one-house bills that the Democratic Senate candidates campaigned about the process of one house bills being eliminated.
Here's the LEAST PRODUCTIVE Senate session to date, by the numbers (through 2/24):
$79,500 -- salary of a state legislator, $92,000 -- salary if you include lulus for such positions as Ag Committee Chair
8 -- weeks of session
17 -- days of scheduled session
11 -- days of winter break
10 -- number of bills passed in Senate
4 -- number that were "one-house" only
3 -- number that were budget bills, written by the governor
2 -- number that were written and sponsored by Republicans
14 -- billions in budget deficit that is yet to be resolved 
121 -- billions in a budget that does not cut spending or will not solve our fiscal dilemma
22,000 -- private sector jobs lost when they pass their enormous tax hike, read here 
What are lawmakers doing for their $252 per day, plus expenses?

That is a record to campaign on (insert sarcasm), see they think voters are dumb and will forget all this by the time their next election rolls around. Are they right?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

NOT ME. I will not vote for anyone in office at this time.NY needs a whole new crew, the one we have SUCKS!!!!!!!!

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