Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver basically sums up the irrelevance of the rank and file members of the New York State Legislature.
He is speaking about the legislature coming back to resolve the $2 billion+ budget shortfall for this year.
“We are committed to working with the governor to try and address it as quickly as possible,” said Silver, a Manhattan Democrat...
“I just think that coming back should not be to attempt to reach a deal. Coming back should be when we have a deal,” he said.
That essentially says all the rank and file legislators do is ratify a deal that has already been cut.