Monday, March 30, 2009

Recession? Not for New York

Recession, what recession? New York State has increased spending by 10 billion dollars. Who is paying for it? You, the sucker taxpayer of course.

From the NY Times article:

Neither the Assembly nor the Senate has issued formal budget proposals of their own. Instead, the three leaders, all Democrats, have negotiated entirely behind closed doors. Even most rank-and-file lawmakers have been kept in the dark, though some details began to emerge on Wednesday as the leaders and their staffs briefed senior lawmakers and lobbyists. “This is the worst I’ve seen it in 17 years,” said Assemblyman Sam Hoyt, a Buffalo Democrat who is chairman of the Local Governments Committee.

Of course, our asshat in chief defended this:

"Nobody wants to publicly, other than governors, who are charged to do it, put their issues on the table. That's part of what negotiations are about," Paterson said.

We are in a recession. Everyone has to hold spending. The frantic way our state leaders are spending is appalling. The federal stimulus should be used for infrastructure, not to prop up bad habits and out of date structural systems.

This is interesting.

See, what has to happen for these asshats to stay in power is for them to create a permanent underclass and state employee base that is completely beholden to them. They will be elected in perpetuity. Most private enterprise will driven out of the state and those who stay will subsidize the government. Folks, it's called a banana republic and that's what we are headed toward.

The New York Post has an editorial.

And, think, Alexander Hamilton was once proud to be a New Yorker.

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